Alcatel-Lucent is providing DJEZZY (OTA) with its 9500 Microwave Packet Radio solution, which will essentially upgrade OTA’s mobile backhaul architecture in order to meet demand created by expanding ownership of smartphones.
Philip Tohme, CEO of DJEZZY (OTA) stated that: “Our customers are demanding ultra-broadband connectivity. By increasing the capacity of microwave transmission, Alcatel-Lucent’s solution will enable us to offer our customers the services at a top notch technology level.”
According to the company, Alcatel-Lucent’s 9500 MPR long-haul system will provide it with more than eight times the capacity in a third of the footprint of traditional systems. The system will also provide a much more cost-effective solution for providing access outside urban areas and in remote regions of Algeria. The network upgrade will support OTA’s current need to provide 3G access as well as offer ultra-broadband 4G LTE services in the future.
Alcatel-Lucent’s 9500 MPR solution is currently deployed in over 260 networks around the world. The MPR will be deployed in four zones out of a total of six, covering 67% of DJEZZY (OTA) ’s network. According to the company, the 9500 MPR long-haul system will satisfy increased demand for data from DJEZZY (OTA)’s customers by providing a path to 10 gigabit-per-second (10G) capacity between microwave towers.