NITEL ANNOUNCES SERVICE DISRUPTION AS IT UPGRADES SAT3 TO 10 GIG

Telecoms

Last Wednesday incumbent Nitel warned its international customers that there would be service disruption for those using  IP wholesale, international calls and International Private Leased Circuits (IPLC).

In a statement by its Deputy Manager, Communication, Bala Ibrahim Abdulkadir, said the upgrading is geared at extending the optical spectrum of the system from 2.5 gigabits wavelength currently running to 10 gigabits. Expressing regret the disruption might cause users on the cable, Abdulkadir disclosed that the upgrade is near completion.

His words: "The upgrade project is currently at its final stage of completion. At this stage, the additional capacity must be cut over to the existing infrastructure to complete the process." He explained that the company's effort was imperative for providing more capacity and improves its network availability. The up-grade and migration of traffic is being handled by Alcatel.

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