Kenya’s KENET chooses Telco Systems to roll out 10GE network

The Kenya Education Network Trust (KENET) chose Telco Systems to deploy a new 10GE high capacity carrier Ethernet network.

Telco Systems has successfully completed the project for KENET, which is a not-for-profit telecommunications operator in Kenya supporting 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 provides Internet access and data center interconnectivity to all Kenya’s universities and research institutes. The new network can be extended in the future to provide connectivity to other educational institutions, including primary and secondary schools.

Carrier Ethernet

KENET’s new carrier Ethernet network is managed and orchestrated by Telco Systems’ EdgeGenie Orchestrator management system, which gives complete control over the service provisioning processes.

The 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. It replaces KENET’s previously used Layer 3 transport network.

By adopting the new network, KENET benefits from greater bandwidth to support more traffic and better serve its education and research institution customers with superior levels of service level agreement (SLA) commitments and improved traffic engineering possibilities.

“Telco Systems’ impressive track record of delivering solid and affordable communications networking technology attracted us to working with the company,” said Professor Meoli Kashorda, Executive Director of KENET. “We are confident that Telco Systems and its technology will support our growth plans and contribute to helping us fulfill our mission of providing high quality communications services to all the educational institutions in our country.”

“We are looking forward to working with KENET and establishing a long term relationship,” said Ariel Efrati, CEO at Telco Systems. “There is a clear trend of upgrading to 10GE to support growing traffic needs and deliver superior service. Our extensive experience and advanced, cost effective solutions position Telco Systems to support service providers upgrading their networks to 10GE.”

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