DataNet and ADVA build first carrier Ethernet service in East Africa

04 October 2016 |


ADVA Optical Networking has achieved MEF CE 2.0 E-Access certification. The accreditation makes it the first operator in the region to provide wholesale MEF-certified Ethernet access circuits.

The MEF-certified carrier network was built on the ADVA FSP 150, an intelligent Ethernet access solution. DataNet Africa selected the product family for its ability to deliver ubiquitous Ethernet services and for its carrier-class performance.

ADVA Optical Networking’s technology also enables DataNet Africa to prepare for applications based on software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV

Ishkhan Martirosyan, CTO, DataNet Africa said: “Many businesses in this part of the world are at a crucial stage in their development. To achieve their potential, they need more than basic internet access over point-to-point private lines or local loops. What the East African market requires is assured, cost-effective data transport.

“We are proud to be the first wholesale provider in the region to deliver a MEF CE 2.0 E-Access-certified networking platform. With next-generation connectivity services, businesses in East Africa will now have a significant competitive edge. What’s more, our infrastructure will soon be ready for applications powered by SDN and NFV. Our customers will then be able to reduce costs further while increasing agility and speed when it comes to deploying new services.”

DataNet Africa’s MEF-compliant transport solution will also deliver assured and secure Carrier Ethernet services for organisations in all sectors.

DataNet Africa’s next stage of development will be utilizing the edge virtualization capabilities of the ADVA FSP 150 product range, which will enable it to offer advanced SDN and NFV applications to the East African market.