Telecom Lead America: Optical networking solutions
provider Optelian has tied up with SomCable to deploy
Optelian’s LightGAINsystem on a terrestrial backbone network.
The association with Optelian will enable SomCable to provide
faster and more cost-effective communication for Somaliland.
SomCable CEO Michael Cothill said it explored various
network architectures. It finally decided on a next-generation IP over Dense
Wave Division Multiplexing optical network to carry voice and data traffic
With its aggressive plans to provision a new terrestrial
backbone to transport all wireless and internet traffic, SomCable needs an easy
to use, reliable, and scalable solution that will allow the operator to start
small and grow to meet our customers’ needs.
Mike Perry, president at Optelian, said SomCable designed
a next generation network, so the advanced functionality along with the easy
plug and play engineering of Optelian’s optical transport solutions serves them
Optelian provides multi-technology optical networking
solutions for access, metro, long-haul, campus and data center interconnect
Designed and manufactured in North America,
Optelian’s LightGAIN system allows network operators to build
high-capacity, next-generation, carrier-grade WDM networks.
Somcable is constructing the Berbera landing station that
will enable Somaliland to interconnect with submarine cable networks which
currently are deployed in the Red Sea. Once the cable landing is completed it
is expected to drive broadband adoption throughout the region and improve the
lives of the citizens through job creation and affordable telecommunication