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TIME dotCom selects Nokia to build high resilience cross-peninsular optical network  

  • Nokia selected by TIME dotCom to deploy optical transport network solutions
  • Nokia’s optical network solutions secure TIME’s leading position in delivering high availability optical services in Malaysia
  • The deployment will feature Nokia’s 1830 PSS portfolio to provide a level of scalability for supporting a wide range of applications and services.

TIME dotCom (TIME) has selected Nokia to supply and deliver dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) optical network in Malaysia. DWDM is an optical fiber multiplexing technology that is used to increase the bandwidth of existing fiber networks. DWDN combines data signals from different sources over a single pair of optical fibers while maintaining complete separation of the data streams.

Nokia will help TIME meet fast-growing traffic demands by enhancing connectivity across data centers and cable landing stations in Malaysia with a highly resilient optical network in this nationwide rollout. The optical network will also connect multiple data centers, cable landing stations, and telecom exchanges spanning from peninsular Malaysia to Singapore and Thailand.

The deployment will feature Nokia’s 1830 PSS portfolio to provide a level of scalability for supporting a wide range of applications and services. The 1830 PSS platform will further allow TIME to deploy services rapidly, reduce network total cost of ownership, and extend network lifecycles.

According to Nokia, its 1830 PSS platforms let businesses deploy services rapidly, reduce network TCO, and extend network lifecycles. They transform traditional DWDM into a flexible transport layer with capabilities such as 100G–600G transport wavelengths, agile wavelength routing, and scalable multilayer switching and services.

The 1830 PSS portfolio helps businesses optimize optical networks to meet unpredictable traffic demands. The platforms also provide efficient transport at any scale, from compact access to the converged Optical Transport Network (OTN)/DWDM core.

For Datuk Mohd Rauf Nasir, Managing Director of Malaysia at Nokia, Nokia’s optical solutions will enable TIME to differentiate their webscale service offerings while adding operational and cost efficiencies to their network. He also said that a DWDM optical network will further enable TIME to deliver superior service, capacity, and reliability to its customers.

“We are delighted to partner with Nokia to unlock the full potential of our optical network in Malaysia. With this deployment, we aim to continue delivering high-speed best-in-class experiences to our customers while preparing to address the higher bandwidth demands of the future,” commented Ang Thing Jiun, Chief Technology Officer of TIME dotCom.

The deployment will also be supported by Nokia’s fifth-generation PSE-V chipset and 400G multi-haul pluggable optics to power coherent transmission at the lowest possible cost per bit, with low power and space requirements.

While TIME ‘s network is capable of supporting 5G networks, the optical solutions being deployed to further future-proof TIME’s network will offer customers enhanced service quality and higher speeds while TIME benefits from a simplified network that increases operational and cost-efficiency.

The solutions will also offer Nokia next-generation iROADM line system capabilities with a flexible grid, contentionless, directionless, and colorless (CDC-F) optical add-drop and restoration features, which eliminates the need for on-site visits to change wavelength connectivity and simplifies network planning. Built-in Layer 0 GMPLS capability, combined with CDC-F, enables automated traffic restoration and network re-optimization for maximum network uptime and capacity utilization.