CSquared deploys West African wholesale fiber network via Adtran

June 5, 2023
The 350-km open access backbone fiber network will run from Liberia’s capital of Monrovia to the border of Guinea and the Ivory Coast.

Adtran says it is supplying its FSP 3000 to CSquared for use in a wholesale fiber network across parts of West Africa. The 350-km open access backbone fiber network will run from Liberia’s capital of Monrovia to the border of Guinea and the Ivory Coast.

CSquared, with the backing of Google, the IFC, Mitsui, and Convergence Partners, and in partnership with USAID, is establishing itself as Liberia’s only wholesale fiber infrastructure provider, according to Adtran. The service provider is deploying Adtran’s FSP 3000 open optical transport system to support 100-Gbps wavelength traffic. The ROADM-based network will transmit these wavelengths across the 350 km without the need for regeneration.

The complete technology suite also includes Adtran’s FSP 150 Ethernet access devices and ALM real-time fiber assurance platform.

“In the race to digitalize the global economy, it’s important that Africa doesn’t get left behind. That’s why the fiber backbone networks we’re building across the sub-Saharan region are so vital. Our latest deployment in Liberia ensures that enterprises and households in some of the most underserved areas finally have access to fast, high-quality broadband,” commented Samuel Owusu Yeboah, West Africa CTO at CSquared. “In partnership with Adtran, we’re building a digitally connected Africa. We’ve already deployed Adtran’s FSP 3000 technology in Ghana and Togo, and we’re now seeing a big impact on the digital transformation of these countries.”

“We’re proud of our contribution to CSquared’s fiber backbone projects in Togo, Ghana, and now Liberia. The significance of bringing high-quality broadband to West Africa cannot be overstated. Our solutions and the services they enable have the potential to radically alter economic prospects across the region,” added Stuart Broome, general manager of EMEA sales at Adtran. “Like many African nations, Liberia has struggled with a lack of telecommunications infrastructure and limited access to affordable and robust internet services. CSquared’s investment in Adtran technology is making a major difference. It’s enabling businesses and individuals to harness the benefits of the digital economy and helping create long-term growth.”

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