Tejas Networks (BSE: 540595; NSE: TEJASNET) says it is delivering elements of its Converged Packet Optical (CPO) line to ICOSNET, an Algerian internet service provider (ISP). ICOSNET expects the packet-optical transport systems to help it deliver high-speed internet access and virtual private network (VPN) services to its customers.
ICOSNET has deployed Tejas's TJ1400 converged broadband access and optical aggregation platform at points of presence (PoPs) in Algeria as well as in its international exchanges in London and Madrid. The service provider offers a range of business-related services, including connectivity, unified communications, and data center hosting. ICOSNET also holds ISP, voice over IP (VoIP), and WiMax licenses.
"Over the past 12 months, we have been experiencing a dramatic rise in internet and VPN traffic in our network that is driven by a faster adoption of higher-speed Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connections by our enterprise customers,” comments Ahmed Zerkouk, CTO at ICOSNET. “Tejas TJ1400 CPO is an innovative product that is designed to seamlessly scale to address our escalating capacity demands in a flexible and 'pay-as-you-grow' manner. Moreover, as an MEF-certified CE2.0 compliant product, TJ1400 is purpose-built to carry SLA-driven premium and mission-critical enterprise data traffic with carrier-class availability and performance."
The TJ1400 combines high-capacity PTN/OTN-based packet optical transmission with GPON-based fiber broadband delivery capabilities (see “Tejas Networks installs GPON equipment for BharatNet Phase-1 project”).
“Broadband in Algeria is in the midst of a major transformation, and with this deployment ICOSNET will be able to grow its business by efficiently addressing their customers' need for a higher capacity and faster broadband network," said Yogesh Verma, regional director for Tejas Middle East, North Africa & West Africa.
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