Alcatel-Lucent, Angola Cables extend data link to Southern Africa


Alcatel-Lucent and Angola Cables, a consortium of Angolan telecommunications operators have joined hands to expand the availability of high-speed Internet access and data services throughout Angola and to the rest of world.

Angola Cables has inked a deal with West African Cable System (WACS), the submarine communications network to deploy terrestrial fiber-optic link to connect the countries of West Africa with Europe.

"The new fiber-optic network in Angola - established using 100 gigabit-per-second (100G) optical coherent technology from Alcatel-Lucent - will support Internet services for customers of communications service providers in Angola as well as in neighboring countries", said a press note.

Alcatel-Lucent is supplying 100G next-generation coherent technology, supported by the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) to Angola Cables. The 1830 PSS is a key element of the Alcatel-Lucent High Leverage Network (HLN) architecture, which is designed to provide massive capacity while slashing transport costs and dramatically reducing operational complexity in core networks.