Maxis, Alcatel-Lucent bring 100 Gbps to Malaysia

Maxis Berhad, an integrated communications service provider in Malaysia, has deployed coherent 100-Gbps technology from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE:ALU) in its core optical backbone network. Maxis will leverage the upgraded capabilities to support both fixed and mobile Internet service, business services, cloud computing, and machine-to-machine communications.

Maxis Berhad, an integrated communications service provider in Malaysia, has deployed coherent 100-Gbps technology from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE:ALU) in its core optical backbone network. Maxis will leverage the upgraded capabilities to support both fixed and mobile Internet service, business services, cloud computing, and machine-to-machine communications.

The fiber-optic network is the first commercial deployment of 100-Gbps single-carrier DP-QPSK technology in Asia-Pacific, Alcatel-Lucent asserts.

Maxis’s fiber-optic network includes more than 10,000 km of fiber infrastructure within Peninsular Malaysia. The infrastructure construction included fiber sharing and swapping and has a fiber to the premises (FTTP) component.

In addition to the high data rates, Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G coherent optical network equipment will offer faster service provision and shorten time to market for new services, the systems house asserts.

“Maxis's growth and track record have been supported by a strong commitment to bringing innovation and transforming our architecture to address the challenges of capacity, network protection and quick provisioning,” said Mark Dioguardi, Maxis’s CTO. “The deployment of this optical network solution transforms our core transmission network; much like upgrading from a normal trunk road to a super highway, allowing users to enjoy faster and seamless high-capacity connectivity within Peninsular Malaysia.”

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