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Kenya: Telco Systems rolls out 10GE network for KENET

Jun 23, 2016

IT News Africa


Telco Systems has revealed that it has deployed a new 10GE high capacity carrier Ethernet network for the Kenya Education Network (KENET) in Kenya.

KENET is a not-for-profit telecommunications operator in Kenya that supports the communication needs of the education and research institutions in the country. KENET is designated as the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya and provides Internet bandwidth services to member institution campuses.

The new carrier Ethernet network built by Telco Systems for KENET initially provides Internet access and data center interconnectivity to all the universities and research institutes in Kenya. KENET’s new network could eventually be extended to provide connectivity to other educational institutions, including the primary and secondary schools in the country.

KENET’s new carrier Ethernet network is managed and orchestrated by Telco Systems’ state-of-the-art EdgeGenie Orchestrator management system, which gives complete control over the service provisioning processes. The new network is also based on Telco Systems’ T-Metro 8001 10GE service aggregation platforms and T-Marc 3348S 10GE demarcation devices, providing KENET with certified CE 2.0 services based on VPLS.

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