WebSprix Prepares to Offer Triple-Play Services in Ethiopia

Ethiopian service provider, WebSprix is preparing to offer high-speed broadband internet access, IPTV, and voice services together. WebSprix will be the first provider in the country to offer the triple-play services.

WebSprix is the first service provider to offer high-speed broadband access in Ethiopia, helping build a stronger IT infrastructure and boost economic growth. The Cisco Routed Optical Networking solution with the 8000 series routers will enable WebSprix to offer these services at a low cost while maintaining outstanding customer service.WebSprix to deploy Cisco Routed Optical Networking solution with Cisco 8000 series routers for enhanced resiliency, reduced cost, and greater network simplicity.

WebSprix said on their website that the decision in favor of Cisco 8200 series routers was by considering many factors such as enhanced resiliency, reduced cost, and greater network simplicity. Cisco 8200 series routers with 400 GbE ZR/ZR+ coherent optics will enable WebSprix to build a high-speed network backbone with long-distance fiber connections and provide unparalleled broadband service across Ethiopia. I

The Ethiopian Government has liberalized the Telecommunications sectors recently enabling companies like WebSprix to play important role in the expansion of broadband services in the country.

Cisco, in a press release, has also announced the decision by WebSprix to select Cisco 8200 series routers with 400 GbE ZR/ZR+ coherent optics to build a high-speed network backbone with long-distance fiber connections.

Over the past decade, WebSprix has been building a strong information technology infrastructure critical for Ethiopia to achieve robust economic growth. This new solution will significantly expand the reach and services they provide.

Cisco’s Routed Optical Networking solution is set to launch in the first half of 2021. The Cisco Routed Optical Networking solution, which is a part of Cisco’s overall Converged SDN Transport Architecture, will provide a revolutionary reduction in network cost and simplify management of the network.

Ethiopia’s population of 115 million makes it the second-largest in Africa, yet fewer than 270,000 people have fixed broadband internet access. In addition, many businesses are ready to take advantage of high-speed internet, but the infrastructure for widespread adoption hasn’t been available.

The Cisco Routed Optical Networking solution will converge the IP and optical layers into a simpler, more operationally efficient network, granting streamlined planning, design, activation, troubleshooting, and management. Reducing the number of devices in the network enhances resiliency, increases availability, and optimizes fiber capacity.

Websprix’s Cisco Routed Optical Networking solution design will utilize the Cisco 8200 series routers with 400 GbE ZR/ZR+ coherent optics to build a high-speed network backbone that traditionally would have required building and managing a separate optical network. The ZR/ZR+ optics will allow long-distance fiber connections to terminate directly on the router without the need for a separate optical layer or a sacrifice in router port density.

The Cisco Routed Optical Networking solution paired with Cisco 8000 series routers with 400 GbE optics will enable WebSprix to build a network that will have a transformational impact on Ethiopia, and serve as a model for connecting the country to the rest of the world.

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