Zhone Technologies deploys Ethernet solution for TE Data in Egypt

Telecom Lead Middle East: Zhone Technologies’ MXK system
will serve as the core enabler of TE Data’s deployment of its Ethernet in the
First Mile (EFM) solution in Egypt.


The deployment will be in association with Salec Egypt,
Zhone’s partner in Egypt.


TE Data, Egypt’s largest IP-based data communications
carrier, has added EFM to its suite of managed services to complement existing
service offerings and to address customer demand for cost-effective high-speed


TE Data is looking to offer high speed Internet access for
its enterprise customers over existing copper lines. Utilizing Zhone’s EFM
solution, TE Data began integrating Zhone’s MXK terabit access platform into
its network in August 2011.

“Zhone’s EFM solutions give us a centralized platform
with extensive reach, along with a high level of flexibility in both our
service and system configuration options. The Zhone portfolio of products helps
us extend our reach with our customers, and gives us the option of adopting
technologies such as GPON and Active Ethernet, as demand dictates,” said
Ismail Saeed, operation director of TE Data.

“As customer demand changes, driven by new applications
and an ever-changing business environment, the Zhone solution enables service
providers to quickly and confidently add bandwidth to meet customer needs. This
reality is reflected in this deployment with TE Data, as well as other recent
EFM deployments with Novosco and Colba.Net,” said Brian Caskey, chief
marketing officer of Zhone.

“This technology will create a quantum leap in
connecting large scale companies and economic organizations with TE Data’s
network; allowing the usage of sophisticated applications without the need for
high speed data transmission or optical fiber cables that require long
installation time,” said Tamer Gadallah, managing director of TE Data.

Zhone will be providing the necessary devices, whereas Salec
will carry out the installations and maintenance. TE Data will be responsible
for providing the actual service and technical consultancy while monitoring the
service level to prevent any malfunctions and minimize service disruptions.

Zhone has already deployed more than 3,000 of its fully
redundant, carrier-grade all-IP MXK platforms with more than 150 service
providers globally, signaling an FTTx customer growth rate of more than 450
percent in the three-year period from January 2009 to January 2012.

Total subscriber capacity supported by these deployments now
exceeds 20 million. MXK provides non-blocking capacity of up to 3,600 100 Mbps
GPON subscribers or 360 1G Active Ethernet subscribers. Zhone has also driven
more than 8,500 percent ONT growth and more than 9,800 percent OLT growth since
solution inception.

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