MobiFone deploys Nokia’s 100G transport network

8 Mar 2017

Vietnamese wireless operator MobiFone is deploying Nokia’s 100G optical transport network (OTN) and DWDM regional network from Ho Chi Minh City to more than ten provinces in the south of the country. The new transport network will help MobiFone meet increasing demand for data and enable the cellco to provide high capacity services in the key economic zones. Nokia will provide the 100G DWDM solution with L1 Generalised Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) transport to support increasing traffic in these regions. The Finnish vendor’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) will help maximise network capacity and efficiency, enabling faster deployment of newer services. When deployed, the new transport network will be able to support increased traffic capacity of 300G and system expansion up to 8Tbps in the future.

‘It is critical for us to upgrade the transport network to add capacity, meet rising data demand in this key economic region and be in a position to deliver superior speed and quality of service,’ commented Nguyen Bao Long, MobiFone’s Deputy General Director, adding: ‘This is all the more important as MobiFone gears up to launch 4G services in early 2017. Partnership with a technology leader like Nokia will allow us to differentiate ourselves and offer cloud-based mobile services to enterprises and retail customers.’

Vietnam, MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation, Nokia