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ICOSNET Picks Tejas Optical Products for Global Connectivity

August 3, 2018

ICOSNET, one of Algeria's internet service providers, has chosen India based Tejas' Converged Packet Optical (CPO) products to serve the growing demand for its high-speed Internet access, & Virtual Private Network offerings in the country.

ICOSNET has deployed Tejas' TJ1400 converged broadband access and optical aggregation platform at multiple Points of Presence (POP) within Algeria as well as in its international exchanges in London and Madrid.

ICOSNET is a full-service operator in Algeria holding ISP, Voice over IP (VoIP) and WiMax licenses. It offers a comprehensive suite of telecommunications services to its blue-chip clientele.

Mr. Ahmed Zerkouk, CTO at ICOSNET, said, "Over the past twelve months, we have been experiencing a dramatic rise in Internet and VPN traffic in our network that is driven by a faster adoption of higher-speed Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connections by our enterprise customers. Tejas TJ1400 CPO is an innovative product that is designed to seamlessly scale to address our escalating capacity demands in a flexible and 'pay-as-you-grow' manner. Moreover, as an MEF-certified CE2.0 compliant product, TJ1400 is purpose-built to carry SLA-driven premium and mission-critical enterprise data traffic with carrier-class availability and performance."

"We are pleased to partner with ICOSNET as they enter into an exciting new phase of growth in their ISP business and expand their telecom offerings in Algeria beyond enterprise services into retail connectivity segment," said Sanjay Nayak, CEO and MD of Tejas Networks. "Tejas TJ1400 is a unique platform that combines high-capacity PTN/OTN-based packet optical transmission with high-speed GPON-based fiber broadband in a dense and power-efficient chassis. TJ1400 is a best-in-class product that is ideally suited for service providers like ICOSNET that operate in high-growth telecom markets since it can deliver high-quality Internet access and business connectivity services in a scalable and cost-efficient manner," he added.

Yogesh Verma, Regional Director for Tejas MENA & West Africa, said, "We are thrilled to work with ICOSNET Broadband in their quest to provide better quality services to their customers. Broadband in Algeria is in the midst of a major transformation, and with this deployment ICOSNET will be able to grow its business by efficiently addressing their customers' need for a higher capacity and faster broadband network."

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