Infinera adds Platinum Core Solutions to mobile fronthaul customer list

Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) has announced its second mobile fronthaul customer. Malaysian operator Platinum Core Solutions (PCS) will use elements of Infinera's optical transport system portfolio to offer wholesale mobile fronthaul services to mobile operators in the country.

Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) has announced its second mobile fronthaul customer. Malaysian operator Platinum Core Solutions (PCS) will use elements of Infinera's optical transport system portfolio to offer wholesale mobile fronthaul services to mobile operators in the country.

Malaysia has seen a growing trend toward the deployment of centralized or cloud-radio access network (C-RAN) architectures to support the increased bandwidth required of 4G mobile services, according to Infinera. This means connecting their cell towers to a centralized location via fiber-optic networks.

PCS has capitalized on this trend with its new wholesale C-RAN offering. The mobile fronthaul network is part of a wider wholesale offering that spans from the central office locations of PCS' customers to a new shared tower facility, Infinera says. The new network is being constructed based on a multi-year commitment from what Infinera described as "one of Malaysia's leading mobile operators."

"After evaluating the mobile fronthaul solutions on the market, we selected the Infinera solution as it best enables PCS to support the needs of our customers," said Ahmad Zaki Astaman, managing director at PCS. "By combining the Infinera Mobile Fronthaul Solution with the previously deployed mobile backhaul solution from Infinera, PCS now offers mobile operators a full range of mobile optimized services."

Infinera previously had announced that Hutchison Global Communications Ltd. has deployed the company's mobile fronthaul offering, which is based on the TM-Series platforms (see "Hutchison Global Communications taps Infinera for mobile fronthaul").

For related articles, visit the Network Design Topic Center.

For more information on high-speed transmission systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer's Guide.


More in 5G Mobile