Nokia to build high resilience cross peninsular optical network in Malaysia

The optical network will connect multiple data centres, cable landing stations and telecom exchanges in the peninsular to Singapore and Thailand


NOKIA Corp has been selected by TIME dotcom Bhd for the supply and delivery of a dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) optical network.

With this nationwide rollout, Nokia will help TIME meets fast growing traffic demands by enhancing connectivity across data centres and cable landing stations in Malaysia with a highly resilient optical network.

According to the telecommunication (telecom) company, the optical network will connect multiple data centres, cable landing stations and telecom exchanges spanning across Peninsular Malaysia to Singapore and Thailand.

It 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 solutions will also offer Nokia next generation iROADM line system capabilities with 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.

Nokia MD of Malaysia Datuk Mohd Rauf Nasir said the company’s optical solutions will enable TIME to differentiate their webscale service offerings while adding operational and cost efficiencies to their network.  

“A DWDM optical network will further enable TIME to deliver superior service, capacity, and reliability to its customers,” he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, TIME chief technology officer Ang Thing Jiun said the company is delighted to partner with Nokia to unlock the full potential of its optical network in Malaysia.  

“With this deployment, we aim to continue delivering high-speed best-in-class experiences to our customers while preparing to address the higher bandwidth demands of the future,” he noted.

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 is expected to further allow TIME to deploy services rapidly, reduce network total cost of ownership, and extend network lifecycles.  

The deployment will also be supported by Nokia’s 5G 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.


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