Vietnamese wireless operator MobiFone is leveraging technology from Ciena to build its first high-capacity converged packet-optical network, currently provisioned with 300Gbps technology. The flexible backbone network, which spans more than 1,400km from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, will enable the firm to provide high speed mobile broadband services to businesses and consumers in more than 25 local provinces. Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, equipped with WaveLogic 3 coherent technology and hybrid packet OTN switching, will enable MobiFone to easily scale and automatically adapt network capabilities to address traffic demands.
‘Ciena’s cutting-edge optical platforms enable us to have a state-of-art backbone system. Demand for high speed fixed and mobile data services, video content and the move to the cloud mean that network services in Vietnam have never been more important,’ commented Le Nam Tra, chairman of MobiFone, adding: ‘With Ciena supporting the next evolution of the MobiFone backbone we can provide the scale and reach our consumer and business customers need for regional and international connectivity.’