Thailand’s Interlink Telecom banking on Alcatel-Lucent tech to transform network
By Digital News Asia September 19, 2014
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ALCATEL-Lucent said it is applying its portfolio of Agile Optical Networking solutions to transform the network of Thailand’s Interlink Telecom.
Broadband provider Interlink Telecom has installed its network along railways and major road routes across Thailand, connecting to neighbouring Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Malaysia.
In a statement, Paris-headquartered Alcatel-Lucent said it is deploying its DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) solution with the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) platform integrated with Wavelength Tracker technology.
This will give Interlink Telecom an integrated view across its network, making it easier to monitor performance and identify problem areas in order to maintain its reputation for high reliability as it increases network speeds and capacity.
“We want to maintain our reputation for 99.998% network availability and as a result needed to deploy the highest-quality solutions,” said Interlink Telecom Company Limited managing director Nuttanai Anuntarumporn.
“Following extensive trials, we are very pleased to work with Alcatel-Lucent to meet the growing high-speed connectivity demands of our customers,” he added.
The ability to offer up to 100 gigabits-per-second (100G) will enable the company to support the growing data demands of customers, including mobile operators, enterprises, ISPs (Internet service providers), banks and governments, Alcatel-Lucent said.
“Our 100G technology has been deployed in more than 190 customers worldwide and is market proven in deployments across the globe, helping customers expand network capacity and decrease costs,” said Sebastien Laurent, president and managing director, Alcatel-Lucent (Thailand) Co Ltd.
“With … Wavelength Tracker technology, we can help Interlink Telecom meet all its quality requirements. And we are providing a platform that is flexible enough to help the company expand to 200G capacity as soon as required since it is already available,” he added.
Alcatel-Lucent’s solution is being deployed in Phase I of the project being launched this month, in 42 stations covering Thailand’s eastern and southern regions, including the busy stations of Bangkok and Phuket.
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