SomCable taps Optelian for IP over DWDM network

SomCable, a Somaliland-registered fiber-optic service provider, is deploying an IP over DWDM network using optical transport equipment from Optelian, the systems house says. The service provider, which is constructing the Berbera landing station that will connect Somaliland to submarine cable networks in the Red Sea, use Optelian’s LightGAIN system on a terrestrial backbone network.

Aug 14th, 2012

SomCable, a Somaliland-registered fiber-optic service provider, is deploying an IP over DWDM network using optical transport equipment from Optelian, the systems house says. The service provider, which is constructing the Berbera landing station that will connect Somaliland to submarine cable networks in the Red Sea, use Optelian’s LightGAIN system on a terrestrial backbone network.

“After exploring various network architectures, we converged on a next-generation IP over Dense Wave Division Multiplexing optical network to carry voice and data traffic throughout Somaliland and Optelian provides exactly what we are looking for,” explains Michael Cothill, CEO of SomCable. “With our aggressive plans to provision a new terrestrial backbone to transport all wireless and Internet traffic, SomCable needs an easy-to-use, reliable, and scalable solution that will allow us to start small and grow to meet our customers’ needs.”

“SomCable designed a state-of-the art next-generation network, so the advanced functionality along with the easy plug-and-play engineering of Optelian’s optical transport solutions serves them well,” states Mike Perry, president at Optelian. The LightGAIN system’s modular architecture and support for alien-wavelengths should prove particularly useful, Perry added.

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