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Algeria’s ICOSNET selects Tejas Optical Products for Global Connectivity

Bengaluru, July 31, 2018: Tejas Networks [BSE: 540595, NSE: TEJASNET] today announced that ICOSNET, one of Algeria’s leading Internet Service Providers (ISP), has chosen Tejas’ Converged Packet Optical (CPO) products to serve the growing demand for its high-speed Internet access and Virtual Private Network (VPN) 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. 

Founded in 1999, ICOSNET is a full-service operator in Algeria holding ISP, Voice over IP (VoIP) and WiMax licenses with a large customer base that includes several Algerian companies and multinational groups established in Algeria. ICOSNET offers a comprehensive suite of telecommunications services to its blue-chip clientele that broadly covers connectivity, unified communications, data center hosting and related business solutions.

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.

Arnob Roy, President – Optical Products, Tejas Networks, said, “The demand for bandwidth from enterprises is growing by leaps and bounds due to growing adoption of cloud services and ongoing digital transformation. Tejas is emerging as a supplier of choice for new age service providers like ICOSNET due to our ability to leverage our unique software defined hardware™ that enables us to reduce time to market for new products, technologies and standards based on specific customer or market requirements.”

Yogesh Verma, Regional Director for Tejas Middle East, North Africa & 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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Tejas Networks designs, develops and sells high-performance and cost-competitive networking products to telecommunications service providers, internet service providers, utilities, defense and government entities in over 75 countries. Tejas products utilize programmable, software-defined hardware architecture with a common software code-base that delivers seamless upgrades of new features and technology standards. Tejas Networks is ranked among top-10 suppliers in the global optical aggregation segment and has filed over 349 patents.

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