IP Infusion, manufacturer of carrier-grade networking software, announced that Pine Networks, a systems integrator based in Paris, has chosen its OcNOS Network Operating System to provide a disaggregated networking solution for Africell, a mobile services provider based in Sierra Leone.
Africell offers comprehensive mobile coverage throughout the entire country. Africell also provides high capacity FTTx to cater to the connectivity needs of businesses and residential areas in Freetown, the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone. Due to the significant surge in traffic resulting from its extensive 4G coverage and in preparation for the introduction of 5G, it became crucial for Africell to deploy a robust and scalable IP backbone network for the backhauling of both mobile and fixed traffic.
Known for its innovative approach and early adoption of new technologies, Africell made the strategic decision to deploy its new backbone infrastructure using disaggregated routing solutions based on the IP Infusion OcNOS Network Operating System and the Edgecore hardware switches. Systems Integrator Pine Networks developed and delivered this turn-key project to Africell, from network design and proof of concept, to integration and traffic migration.
We made the decision to use a disaggregated routing solution because it covered all of our requirements and provided the flexibility we need at a lower point than traditional solutions.Ali Abou Hamdan, Head of Transmission and IP, Africell Sierra Leone
The IP Infusion OcNOS was the right choice for Africell, because it provides the required features for current and future requirements as Africell introduces more advanced services.Hadi Choueiry, General Manager, Pine Networks
We are pleased to have more deployments in Africa, which is an important market for IP Infusion. This deployment expands our global footprint and is further proof that IP Infusion products have a place in the broader international market. Innovation, performance, and cost-effectiveness are product traits appropriate for every market that IP Infusion is proud to deliver on.Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO, IP Infusion