Vodacom’s Data Transmission Skyrocket with Nokia’s PSE-3 Chipset

With Vodacom South Africa and Nokia coming into a partnership has led Vodacom’s data transmission rates grow exponentially.

In order to help transform Vodacom’s optical transmission throughout South Africa, Vodacom and Nokia have come into a partnership to use Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset hardware for the same.

With a series of recent field trials, the companies have seen exuberant data transmission rates and increased performances through their live optical network. 

The Key Features of the PSE-3 include:

  • High-performance 100G–600G wavelengths
  • Provides the first implementation of PCS, pushing fiber-optic performance close to theoretical limits at any distance – from 10 km to 10,000 km and beyond
  • Increases capacity up to 65 percent over commonly deployed networks while reducing power per bit by 60 percent
  • Delivers optimal network capacity and reach over every route
  • Improves optical wavelength performance by up to 25 percent compared to today’s most advanced systems
  • Drives down operational complexity with simplified spectrum planning and automatic wavelength optimization

“We continuously seek to provide a world-class network experience for our customers. Initiatives such as these will ensure that our customers continue to enjoy a high-quality network service while also allowing Vodacom to optimise its network resources to support the increase in demand for data connectivity services and for the expansion of our 5G network in future.”

Beverly Ngwenya, Technology Director, Vodacom South Africa

“Nokia’s PSE technology provides greater network capacity while also reducing the cost per bit, significantly improving power savings.  We are pleased with the results of our trial that comes from our continued strategic partnership with Vodacom South Africa. Our solution will support the operator in meeting the ever-growing demand for more capacity that comes with 5G, fibre-to-the-home and Enterprise DCI, maximising its optical network’s performance with highly reliable and flexible new services.”

Roque Lozano, Vice President of IP and optics for the Middle East and Africa Market, Nokia

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