Haliplex expands Fiberail Malaysia

OCTOBER 9, 2007 -- Spanning 1,600 km and all major townships in Malaysia, the network will deliver triple-play voice, video, and data services and other total business services.

Oct 9th, 2007

OCTOBER 9, 2007 -- Haliplex Pty Ltd, developer of utility network equipment, today announced the third in a line of major Malaysian account wins, this time with Malaysia's premier carrier-neutral wholesale network provider, Fiberail. The project, delivered by Malaysian systems integrator Intelligent Essence, will employ Haliplex's HPX-1600 platform for seamless legacy network integration, says Haliplex.

Fiberail, a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), operates an extensive fiber-optic network along the Malaysian rail corridor from Gemas to Rantau Panjang in Kelantan, and from Padang Besar to Johor Baharu. Spanning 1600 km and all major townships in Malaysia, the network will deliver triple-play voice, video, and data services and other total business services.

Established in 1999, Haliplex designs and manufactures modular optical multiplexers that protect investment in SDH/SONET technologies, extend the life of legacy TDM infrastructure, and provide a pay-as-you grow migration to the next-generation network.

"Haliplex designs modular, all-in-one multiplexing platforms that support both legacy TDM and future-focused IP services for price sensitive applications," explains Haliplex CEO Richard Cookes. "This future-proof design strategy has created a huge demand for the Haliplex platforms in transport, utility, and carrier markets worldwide."

"Approaching network expansion, Fiberail committed to finding a solution that would expand services without necessitating a complete overhaul; they were looking for consolidation, economy, reliability, simplicity, and flexibility," adds Cookes. "The Haliplex HPX-1600 has met and surpassed their expectations for add-drop multiplexing and core-edge interfacing."

Moreover, he says, the HPX-1600 will expand the delivery of broadband service from N x 64 Kbits/sec to 2 Mbits/sec, as well as support a mix of low- and high-speed data services from a platform the size of a standard DVD player. Cookes notes that the HPX-1600's modular design enables Fiberail engineers to plug in new services as demand ramps without having to revisit their fundamental infrastructure.

Earlier this month Haliplex announced account wins with Malaysian Rail operators KTMB and Rapid KL.


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