Viettel taps Nokia for capacity boost

Viettel taps Nokia for capacity boost

Nokia announced the completion of the first Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDN) with Vietnamese operator Viettel, a move that will “dramatically” increase capacity for the operator.

In a statement, the Finnish vendor said Viettel’s network will use a new data centre solution called PSE-V super-coherent optical engines (PSE-Vs), transmitting a 600Gb/s channel in the C-band to connect Viettel’s main core sites. This enabled Viettel to meet future demands for low-latency, high-capacity, robust network for 5G, Cloud, and growing consumer demand for online video and internet usage.

Viettel will also be able to scale its network over the C and L bands which will double its current capacity.

Rubén Morón Flores, Nokia head of market unit Vietnam said: “We are pleased to work with Viettel as a strategic partner. This project was the first in APAC to use our PSE-Vs chipset & implemented during the height of Covid pandemic. Its success showcases our strong partnership and unwavering commitment to maintaining leadership by delivering the latest optics technologies and solutions to Viettel.”

Nguyen Khac Tinh, Viettel optics principle architect, said: “This project is very important to Viettel to fulfil the high demand for transmission capacity which increases dramatically every day. By using Nokia’s industry leading coherent transport solutions, we’ll be able to optimize our cost for both CAPEX/OPEX and stay secured for future expansion. This is truly a network built not just for today, but for tomorrow as well. We wish to work with Nokia to evolve our network even further. Our network is now ready for 800G and we plan to reach 1Tbps/channel and beyond.”

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