Globe Telecom, provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines, deployed Infinera's Auto-Lambda platform, to upgrade its existing 4G access and aggregation networks and in anticipation of providing future 5G services.
By upgrading its access network with Infinera's auto-tuneable optics technology, the Filipino operator can deliver more capacity on its existing network and scale to address bandwidth growth within its current network architecture while reducing both capital and ongoing operational expenses, the vendor said in a press release.
With what is believed to be the industry’s first wide-scale deployment of auto-tuneable optics over sophisticated amplified ring architectures, Globe is advancing innovation in its access network to address growing capacity demands while evolving its previously deployed IP network to support the increasing demands in mobile backhaul capacity for 5G, the release said.
"Utilizing Infinera’s Auto-Lambda solution, Globe can easily plug auto-tuneable dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) optics directly into its existing aggregation and access nodes, allowing its network to automatically tune each of the optical signals to the appropriate wavelength, which significantly simplifies deployment while increasing capacity," it said.
“In today’s environment, our customers are always online and want unhindered access and capacity. As one of the leading telecom services in the Philippines, we seek the best technology to support our nation’s connectivity needs,” said Jaeson Evangelista, Head Transport Planning at Globe Telecom.