CEB FiberNet Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Central Electricity Board in Mauritius, has chosen ECI to help the service provider enhance its fiber-optic backbone network. The fiber network upgrade comes against the background of the country’s Digital 2030 initiative and will see CEB FiberNet improve its coverage, voice quality, connectivity, and network resilience.
CEB FiberNet plans to leverage its internal ICT infrastructure and OPGW fiber-optic backbone to provide services to across the country. The fiber backbone upgrade will involve ECI’s Apollo optical transport and Neptune metro product lines. ECI says its experience with utilities that also offer telecom services proved important in winning the contract.
"The move to become a wholesale telecom service provider was a major decision for CEB and its subsidiary CEB FiberNet Co. Ltd., and with mission-critical requirements, our choice of a partner to help in that transition goes well beyond the needs of a traditional communications provider," agreed Rajeshkumar Babu, CEO at CEB FiberNet. "In ECI, we know that we've not only found a company that understands our pain points, but also has the experience helping power utilities, like us, make the transition to become a telecom provider. ECI provided a full turnkey solution meeting the bid specifications, which has helped expand our network coverage, while supporting in the economic development of Mauritius. Truly priceless."
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