Togo Telecom set to provide Triple Play with new FTTC network solution

Technology & Convergence

Togo Telecom, the incumbent fixed-line operator of Togo, has selected Israeli firm ECI Telecom to deliver an end-to-end turnkey solution for a new high-speed IP network in the country, becoming one of the first fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) networks in West Africa.

ECI Telecom will be fully managing and executing the project, including the network audit, planning and design of the FTTC solution, sites survey, installation and commissioning, network integration and solution optimisation. The flexible infrastructure platform is described as allowing Togo Telecom to scale up its network to provide high-bandwidth services in the future, including IP-TV. No date has been set for the roll-out of IP-TV but it may be within the next 12 months.

ECI is currently implementing the first phase of the three-phase project, deploying its XDM 1000 Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) across the network, and installing its Hi-FOCuS Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) platforms in over 300 street cabinets nationwide.