Sarawak’s Sacofa opts for Bangalore-based Tejas Networks’ gear
By Digital News Asia July 4, 2014
- Sacofa provides up to 400 Gbps of capacity to licensed network operators
- Tejas solutions to expand mobile backhaul infra to over 550 wireless towers
KUCHING-based Sacofa Sdn Bhd, a state-backed company which provides telecommunication infrastructure to service providers in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak, has chosen Bangalore-based Tejas Networks’ Packet Transport Networking (PTN) solutions.
The PTN solutions would be used to expand Sacofa’s mobile backhaul infrastructure to over 550 wireless towers, allowing its customers to expand their 3G/ 4G (Third/ Fourth Generation) coverage to over 2.3 million residents, Tejas Networks said in a statement. Financial terms were not disclosed.
With over 3,000km of terrestrial fibre deployed in Sarawak, Sacofa is a one-stop provider of up to 400 Gbps of capacity to licensed network operators in Malaysia.
“As we expand the access to advanced telecommunication services for the people of Sarawak, we are creating a network that will be flexible, reliable and scalable for our service provider customers for years to come,” a Sacofa spokesman said
“Tejas Networks designed an innovative packet transport solution using MPLS-TP that is 4G-ready, and capable of carrying 2G and 3G traffic through circuit emulation.
“We also chose Tejas Networks’ versatile, web-based Network Management Software (NMS) to simplify the effort configuring, provisioning and operating such a large network,” he said in the statement issued by Tejas networks.
Sacofa, incorporated in 2001, owns and operates a terrestrial fibre network in Sarawak; and an optical fibre submarine cable system connecting Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia.
Tejas Networks provides next-generation optical networking products that enable telecom carriers to converge traditional voice-based transmission networks with new data-dominated networks.
“We are delighted with the opportunity to work with Sacofa and to deliver significant value to its next-generation network, which is one of the largest live PTN networks in South-East Asia,” said Tejas Networks chief executive officer Sanjay Nayak.
“Our Packet Transport Solutions enable Sacofa to build a future-ready infrastructure that is capable of serving the needs of multiple 2G, 3G and 4G mobile service providers and simultaneously meet its demanding SLAs (service-level agreements),” he added.
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