Tejas Networks to Build pan-Africa Fiber Backbone for Internet Solutions


Sanjay Nayak, CEO, Tejas Networks

Tejas Networks will be building pan-Africa fiber backbone for Internet Solutions and deliver next generation communication services.

Initially, the fiber backbone will be deployed in Ghana and is expected to be a multi-million dollar deal. The fiber will be later rolled out in Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius, Tanzania, Nigeria, Angola and Mozambique.

The first phase would cover Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Cape Coast and a number of other commercial hubs in Ghana and would enable Internet Solutions to meet the growing demand for data and offer additional services for its enterprises and government clients.

The sod-cutting of the next generation network was performed by Ghana’s minister of communications, Dr Edward Omane-Boamah.

At the launch of the company’s multi-million dollar Next Generation Network (NGN) Metro-Ethernet and Metro Fibre Network in Ghana, Yvette Adounvo Atekpe, regional managing director, Internet Solutions Ghana said, “As the demand for more bandwidth continues to grow, this state-of-the-art fibre optic network will have the required capacity to accommodate this growth.”

George Gabla, technology operations manager, Internet Solutions Ghana said, “The fiber optic network was fully compliant with the International Telecommunications Union standard (ITU-T SG15) for Fiber Optics build, and the Metropolitan Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) Carrier Ethernet standards.”

“We are delighted that Internet Solutions Ghana has selected Tejas to build their next-generation network. Our packet transport solutions enables Internet Solutions to build a future-ready infrastructure that is capable of serving the needs of their enterprise customers, multiple 2G, 3G and 4G mobile service providers and residential broadband services,” said Sanjay Nayak, MD & CEO, Tejas Networks.

“This is good example of “Made-in-India” products going global and an excellent fit especially for the developing countries. Our complete R&D team is based out of India, comprising of more than 60 percent engineers from IITs/IISc who design and develop these products,” added Nayak.

Tejas Networks’ PTN solution is based upon the TJ1600 and TJ1400 products which provide world-class packet transport solutions for mobile, broadband, cloud and enterprise services. Combining MPLS-TP, Ethernet OAM and SyncE/1588 with OTN and DWDM provides the efficiency of statistical multiplexing and with efficiency of optical transport. The Tejas Networks’ Network Management suite further simplifies deployments with network-wide point and click provisioning technologies, graphical displays and advanced fault to service correlation.

Internet Solutions is a pan-Africa operator and provides connectivity services across Africa.

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