Mobifone taps Nokia to deploy 100G OTN ahead of 4G rollout

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Nokia says that Vietnamese mobile operator MobiFone will deploy a 100G optical transport network (OTN) and DWDM regional network from Ho Chi Minh City to more than ten provinces in southern Vietnam using Nokia gear.

Nokia adds the new transport network will enable MobiFone to provide innovative and high capacity services in those key economic zones as it gets ready to launch 4G services this year.

Nokia will provide the 100G DWDM solution with L1 GMPLS transport to support increasing traffic in these regions. Nokia’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) will help maximize network capacity and efficiency, enabling faster deployment of newer services. When deployed, the new transport network will be able to support increased traffic capacity of 300 Gbps and system expansion up to 8 Tbps in future.

“It is critical for us to upgrade the transport network to add capacity, meet rising data demand in this key economic region and be in a position to deliver superior speed and quality of service,” said Nguyen Bao Long, deputy general director at MobiFone. “This is all the more important as MobiFone gears up to launch 4G services early 2017. Partnership with a technology leader like Nokia will allow us to differentiate ourselves and offer cloud-based mobile services to enterprises and retail customers.”

Harald Preiss, head of Asia North at Nokia, said Nokia will provide complete installation and commissioning services for the initiative.

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