AIS, Thailand’s leading mobile service provider has selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy the 100G optical transport network in Thailand to meet the growing demand for data capacity. AIS will leverage Alcatel-Lucent’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) optical platform, combining it with elements of the existing 10G optical network. Alcatel-Lucent is upgrading the network from Bangkok and out to the North and Northeast regions of Thailand and is expected to complete the deployment by June this year.
Alcatel-Lucent said that its 1830 PSS platform with a single-carrier 100G/200G DWDM optical linecard will allow AIS to evolve its transport network capacity from 10G to 100G, and 200G in future, without additional investment in hardware. It will also provide AIS with critical resiliency, as well as auto-restoration features based on a Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) control plane. In addition, the company's Value-added Operations Administration and Maintenance (OAM) capability provided by Wavelength Tracker will enable AIS to better manage its network, said Alcatel-Lucent.