AIS Selects Alcatel-Lucent to Deploy 100G Optical Transport to Meet Growing Demand for Data Capacity

AIS Selects Alcatel-Lucent to Deploy 100G Optical Transport to Meet Growing Demand for Data Capacity Image Credit: AIS Thailand

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.

Weerawat Kiattipongthaworn, SVP, Operations, AIS
Our customers are accessing more video on their smartphones all the time. AIS has selected Alcatel-Lucent as a new DWDM vendor in our network as they managed to bring together a business proposal composed of the best products, the best prices and the best people

Sebastien Laurent, Managing Director, Alcatel-Lucent Thailand
Alcatel-Lucent is honored to become AIS second DWDM vendor and grow our business relationship as AIS customers are demanding more and more bandwidth and quality of services on mobile and fix broadband networks. Together with our partner Smart Revolution, we have been able to find the best combination between ALU products amazing capabilities and SRC very efficient services to bring a differentiated proposal to AIS.

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