LMT and NEC ink Packet Transport Network agreement

10 Sep 2010

Latvian mobile network operator Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) has selected Japanese vendor NEC to provide it with a national Packet Transport Network (PTN) which will support mobile backhaul services with transmission speeds of 10Gbps, according to MarketWatch. Under the terms of the deal NEC will supply the optical transmission infrastructure for the project using WDM equipment provided by its partner Transmode, with it claimed that the use of WDM will allow legacy SDH services to be maintained in parallel with the new network, without requiring additional fibre to be installed. Commenting on the development Jevgenijs Busarovs, vice president and CTO of LMT, noted: ‘We chose a PTN based on MPLS-TP because it gives us deterministic traffic paths which can be easily and quickly configured. It is a relatively easy step for us to migrate our backbone from SDH to MPLS-TP, giving us the scalability we need without a major upheaval in our operations.’