Alcatel-Lucent is acquired in Africa

alu pic5Africa is currently looking to grow their telecommunications industry while other companies are interested in expanding to this continent.  One of the top telecommunication companies in Africa is MTN Group.  MTN Nigeria is a subsidiary of the main company and is growing every day.  Their goal is to enhance the Nigerian economy and better the lives of all residents with the use of new telecom innovations and advanced communication capabilities.  Africa opens up a plethora of opportunities for companies looking to continue their global expansion, such as Alcatel-Lucent.  MTN Nigeria has just recently chosen Alcatel-Lucent to provide100G Optical Transport Network Gears for their network.

Alcatel-Lucent’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch platform, as well as other equipment has recently been acquired by MTN Nigeria.  This Alcatel platform allows MTN to continue using their 10G optical assets, which will help MTN to save on new hardware costs.  MTN needed to upgrade and enhance their network capabilities as well as increase customer satisfaction.  By deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s equipment they can achieve better ultra-broadband connectivity, appearing more efficient and reliable in the eyes of their customers.

Alcatel-Lucent was MTN’s top choice because they gave a reasonable cost for all the equipment and services that no other company would be willing to match.  MTN Nigeria was looking for three main things when considering which company should advance their network technology:  “increased network reliability, a high degree of scalability to prepare the network for 400G and beyond, and preservation of our existing 10G investment”  said Lynda Saint-Nwafor, CTO of MTN Nigeria.  Alcatel-Lucent would efficiently achieve all three.

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