Malaysia-based Platinum Core Solutions (PCS) has carried out the first deployment of Infinera’s Mobile Fronthaul Solution in Malaysia, the vendor has announced. The platform will allow PCS to offer local mobile network operators high-bandwidth mobile fronthaul as part of its mobile wholesale service. PCS is said to have deployed Infinera’s Mobile Fronthaul Solution in its network – which is reportedly being constructed based on a multi-year commitment from an unnamed local cellco – with a view to supporting customers as they migrate to cloud-radio access network (C-RAN) architecture. By deploying the solution, it has been claimed that PCS can deliver ‘an economically advantageous mobile network that supports multiple mobile operators using the same infrastructure’, while the passive option of the solution mean PCS will benefit from ‘a highly flexible infrastructure across its network that is capable of supporting the company’s mobile operator customers as their capacity demands grow’.
Commenting on the technology deployment, Ahmad Zaki Astaman, managing director at PCS, was cited as saying: ‘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 … 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 optimised services.’