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Malaysia's Maxis, Alcatel-Lucent to roll out Asia Pacific's first 100Gbps network

AvantiKumar | Aug. 11, 2011
Maxis customers can expect higher network efficiency, says Maxis.

Alcatel Lucent, Maxis agreement

PHOTO - (From left) Mark Dioguardi, chief technology officer of Maxis, and Mohd Fazlin Shah Bin Mohd Salleh, president & managing director of Alcatel-Lucent Malaysia, mark the rollout of Maxis' optical backbone network, the first 100Gbps single carrier with optical coherent technology system commercially deployed in the Asia Pacific.

A collaboration to roll out Asia Pacific's first 100G core transmission network between Malaysian communications provider Maxis and French communication solutions giant Alcatel-Lucent will give Maxis customers a faster, more efficient experience.

Maxis chief technology officer Mark Dioguardi said on 9 August 2011 that the transformation of Maxis' core transmission network to Alcatel-Lucent's 100 gigabits per second (100Gbps) optical network solution would help to cope with increased data traffic, as well as simplify its network, and reduce costs while providing higher efficiency and robustness.

"Maxis operates its optical fibre network, covering over 10,000 km of fibre infrastructure, within Peninsular Malaysia with part of the fibre infrastructure delivered through collaborative sharing and swapping," said Dioguardi. He added that Maxis would be able to address the growing bandwidth requirements and data usage driven by smartphones, tablets, modems and fibre-to-the-premises services, while also providing high-speed connectivity and automatic restoration capabilities to enterprises for their data centres and services such as cloud computing and machine-to-machine communications (M2M).

"Maxis' growth and track record have been supported by a strong commitment to bringing innovation, and transforming our architecture to address the challenges of capacity, network protection and quick provisioning," he said. "The deployment of this optical network solution transforms our core transmission network; much like upgrading from a normal trunk road to a super highway, allowing users to enjoy faster and seamless high capacity connectivity within Peninsular Malaysia."

"Our 100Gbps optical solution gives Maxis a new architecture that will drastically reduce its cost of reliably transporting high volumes of traffic while providing a powerful platform to launch and support innovative new services," said Alcatel-Lucent president, Asia Pacific, Rajeev Singh-Molares.


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