DTAC Thailand Upgrades Mobile Backbone with ALU's Agile Optical Network

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.

Agile Optical Networking at a GlanceSource:  Alcatel Lucent

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.

"Mr Panya Vechbanyongratana, Senior Vice President, Network Operations Division, Total Access Communication PLC or dtac said: “This is the first deployment of 100G GMPLS in Thailand which enables us to offer our expanding roster of customers, and especially smartphone users, the best possible service. Alcatel-Lucent’s technology will also allow us to make a smooth and cost-effective transition to 4G when the time is right.

- Mr Panya Vechbanyongratana, Senior Vice President, Network Operations Division, DTAC

"Our 100G technology, which is proven in the global market, is allowing DTAC to greatly expand the capacity of its network and improve customer experience while decreasing its total cost of ownership. At the same time, we are supplying DTAC with a platform that is flexible enough to expand capacity further to 400G speeds down the road.”

- Sebastien Laurent, President and Managing Director, Alcatel Lucent Thailand


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