Nokia and Algeria’s Djezzy implement ultra-high network

25 August 2020

Nokia said it successfully completed a trial with Algerian mobile operator Djezzy, using microwave carrier aggregation technology to support increased demand for capacity.

The trial utilised Nokia’s Wavence microwave transport solution with an ultra-high capacity of 8.5Gbps over a distance of nearly 6 kilometers. With its reduced latency and high capac- ity, the solution will allow Djezzy to deliver compelling experiences to its 14.2 million subscribers.

“This is an important trial that delivers ultra-high capacity granting Djezzy a solid solution for Mobile Backhaul,” Eric Bourland, chief digital and technology officer at Djezzy Algeria. “We believe this fast deployment of microwave carrier aggregation will help us achieve our goal of boosting eMBB. It also allows us to improve our network capacityin order to meet the growing mobile traffic demand in Algeria.”

Giuseppe Targia, VP MN transport business unit, Mobile Networks at Nokia, added: “This trial demonstrates how carrier aggregation technology can be utilised to support the ever-increasing demands for data, particularly at a time when connectivity is so crucial. We are delighted to continue our strong partnership with Djezzy on this project and will continue to work with it hand-in-hand to deliver innovative microwave solutions that support its business targets.”

During the trial, which took place in the city of Sétif earlier this year, capacity was increased from 3.5Gbps to 8.5 Gbps and covered a distance of 5.7 kilometres, demonstrating how carrier aggregation technology can be utilised to support ever- increasing demands for data.