Cambodia's Internet service provider Chuan Wei has partnered Alcatel-Lucent to now offer 100 gigabit-per-second fibre optic data network in the country.
As part of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent is building a 100G DWDM/OTN network for Chuan Wei using Alcatel-Lucent's 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) platform, which is designed to the latest international SD-FEC zero-touch photonics and coherent technology. It will also provide Alcatel-Lucent Agile Optical Networking, which combines Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM), Optical Transport Network (OTN), and Generalised Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS)/Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON) control plane intelligence to assure scalable, versatile, reliable and efficient transport at 100G and beyond.
According to a joint press statement, the move is hoped to enable Chuan Wei to tap on the country's high data traffic growth. Moreover, business growth and strong trading agreements with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, coupled with a growing tourism industry, are creating a significant need for increased network capacity.
"We recognised the need to upgrade our network to meet customer expectations for ultra-broadband connectivity and high reliability especially as it pertains to international reach through Chuan Wei's submarine cables," said Eric Lee, executive director of Chuan Wei. "Alcatel-Lucent provides a network with significant increase in capacity, even more reliability, and a high degree of scalability to prepare our network for 400G and beyond," he added.
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