Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Multi-Links Telkom completes DWDM project

Multi-Links Telkom Nigeria has completed its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) project, which is designed to make its fibre optic network more robust for the end users.

Disclosing this, last weekend, the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Multi-Links Telkom Nigeria, Mrs. Ijeoma Abazie, said that this milestone would enable the network availability and enhance superior customer experience, in addition to providing greater redundancies and a buffer to network down time resulting from fibre cuts.

“The completion allows us to offer industry leading service level agreement with guaranteed uptime of three times reliability and redundancy,” she declared in a press statement made available to ITRealms Online.

Also, she said that with the completion of the DWDM project and the cut over Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), which is an international standard for high speed telecommunication over optical cum electrical networks, with the ability to transport digital signals in variable capacities.

The Manager, Transmission Planning, Multi-Links Telkom, Mr. Olurotimi Aborisade, was quoted as saying that with the SDH sites, customers would now enjoy protection from prolonged downtime on account of fibre damage.

The impact of this on fibre cuts, Aborisade said, would be less noticeable and the DWDM project would significantly improve the quality of service delivery and facilitate Multi-Links Telkom customers to enjoy high level of service availability with seamless switchover to redundant transmission paths, in spite of the fibre cuts.

He noted that Multi-Links Telkom’s corporate customers on the leased line service and individual subscribers on the broad market platform will now enjoy more stability in network availability and industry benchmark SLA delivery for superior customer experience.

“This means that Multi-Links Telkom’s corporate clients would be empowered to more effectively manage their respective businesses,” he said.

Aborisade pointed out that before now, corporate customers in the country on leased line circuits often experience downtime as a result of the persistent fibre damages in respect of which the SDH network could offer little protection.

“However, the Multi-Links Telkom DWDM network has built-in redundancy that allows traffic to be re-routed if fibre cut is experienced on a particular route because each route has been designed to carry two channels with the second channel serving as the alternative route when a cut happens on the first route,” he said.

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