Telco Systems deploys 10GE network in Kenya

23 June 2016 |


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

The network is said to enable KENET with greater bandwidth to support increased traffic as well as better serve its education and research institution customers with higher quality 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.”

The network - built by Telco Systems for KENET - is said to provide internet access and data centre interconnectivity to all universities and research institutes in Kenya. It may also be expanded to other educational institutions, such as primary and secondary schools in the country at a later stage. 

KENET’s carrier Ethernet network will be managed and orchestrated by Telco Syte’s EdgeGenie Orchestrator management system, which is said to give complete control over the service provisioning processes. In addition, the network is also based on Telco Systems' T-Metro 8001 10GE service aggregation platforms and T-Marc 3348S 10GE demarcation devices, which provides KENET with certified CE 2.0 services based on VPLS. 

Ariel Efrati, CEO at Telco Systems, noted that 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,” he added.