To offer virtual leased line and virtual private LAN services to Telekom Malaysia’s business customers
Alcatel-Lucent has won an E7 million contract for the expansion of Telekom Malaysia’s 10Gb ethernet network. The contract will see a network expansion in the central and northern regions of Peninsular Malaysia, two of the country’s most densely populated regions.
Alcatel-Lucent has said that its solution will enable Telekom Malaysia (TM) to offer virtual leased line and virtual private LAN services to its business customers. This next generation network will also form the platform for aggregating TM’s next-generation access gateways and IP DSLAM for future services, including triple play, allowing TM to offer the next wave of advanced services with minimal further investment.
Airstar will provide engineering services and L1/L2 maintenance. The contract follows a three-year deal secured by Alcatel-Lucent and Airstar in 2006.
Patrick Veron, country senior officer for Malaysia at Alcatel-Lucent, said: The Alcatel-Lucent solution gives Telekom Malaysia the foundation to support the government’s target of making broadband available across the country, therefore creating a more competitive nation. By deploying a unified, highly reliable IP infrastructure, Telekom Malaysia can meet the demands of today’s businesses running mission critical applications that demand high bandwidth.