HUAWEI THROWS NIGERIA'S NITEL A LIFELINE WITH USD3M DWDM PROJECT

Telecoms

Embattled National carrier, NITEL, last week got a lifeline from Huawei Technologies to boost its transmission capacity and offer better services to Nigerians through a Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) project to be completed in one month. This comes a few months after China and Nigeria signed a memorandum of understanding on the development of telecom infrastructure. The project worth about USD3 million is a donation to the incumbent telco by Huawei, and it is expected to ease traffic congestion on the NITEL network.

Managing Director of Huawei, John Wang, said that the project would run from Lagos through Benin and Enugu to Port Harcourt. Once completed, the project is expected to relieve the shortage of transmission resources between Lagos and Port Harcourt and also provide more bandwitdh and offer more services to Nigerians. Once equipped with the DWDM optical transmission systems, NITEL would be able to begin wholesale bundling of bandwidth to ISPs and other customers, as well as provide other broadband services.

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