Finnish multinational telecommunications giant Nokia has been selected by TIME dotCom for the supply and delivery of a DWDM optical network for a nationwide rollout.
As per the contract, Nokia will help Time enhance connectivity across data centres and cable landing stations in Malaysia with its highly resilient optical network.
A media release from Nokia said that the optical network will connect multiple data centres, cable landing stations, and telecom exchanges spanning across peninsular Malaysia to Singapore and Thailand.
The deployment will feature Nokia’s 1830 PSS portfolio to provide a level of scalability for supporting a wide range of applications and services. The 1830 PSS platform will further allow TIME to deploy services rapidly, reduce network total cost of ownership, and extend network lifecycles, said the release.
The deployment will also be supported by Nokia’s fifth-generation PSE-V chipset and 400G multi-haul pluggable optics to power coherent transmission at the lowest possible cost per bit, with low power and space requirements, the company said.
"The optical solutions being deployed to further future-proof TIME’s network will offer customers enhanced service quality and higher speeds while TIME benefits from a simplified network that increases operational and cost efficiency," the release noted.
The solutions will also offer Nokia next-generation iROADM line system capabilities with a flexible grid, contentionless, directionless, and colourless (CDC-F) optical add-drop and restoration features, which eliminates the need for on-site visits to change wavelength connectivity and simplifies network planning. Built-in Layer 0 GMPLS capability, combined with CDC-F, enables automated traffic restoration and network re-optimisation for maximum network uptime and capacity utilisation.