Thailand’s largest mobile operator, DTAC has chosen Alcatel-Lucent Agile Optical Networking to upgrade its existing 3G network backbone. The deployment of 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) optical network will also serve as the foundation for their 4G LTE.
The transport network expansion using ALU's 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) converged Wave Division Multiplexing/Optical Transport Network (WDM/OTN) platform, has already started in Bangkok with other parts of Thailand to follow suit during the rest of 2014.
New optical network will support DTAC’s mobile subscription growth rate of 6 percent per year plus the large number of visitors bringing their own devices into the country, providing all users with fast broadband needed for increasingly sophisticated high-bandwidth mobile services such as streaming video and data-enstives applications. In addition to addressing the annual domestic data subscriber growth of 17% in 2013, the new DTAC network will also be able to handle the large number of tourists visiting Thailand, generating even more data traffic, says Alcatel Lucent.
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