Liquid Telecom’s 100G network upgrade in South Africa

Liquid Telecom has partnered with Huawei to deliver 100G upgrades to its network in South Africa.

The company said the upgrade uses the latest DWDM technology from Huawei, which offers more capacity and greater speed.

“The first phase of the project will see Liquid Telecom deploy Huawei’s OptiX OSN Solution along 1,200km of its long-haul network connecting Johannesburg and Cape Town,” said Liquid Telecom.

It will provide customers with high-speed access to Liquid Telecom’s data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

“In the second and third phase of the project, the DWDM core network will be extended to the north west then north east regions of South Africa.”

The network upgrades will also support Liquid Telecom’s new CloudConnect for Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute service.

The OptiX OSN Solution is Huawei’s next-generation core packet-optical OTN platform for 100G/400G/1T and beyond, said the company.

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