Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thailand's True Tests 100 GigE with Alcatel-Lucent

True, a telecom operator based in Thailand, has conducted a field trial of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE) traffic using Alcatel-Lucent's service routing technology. The trial leveraged Alcatel-Lucent's existing 7750 Service Routers, 7450 Ethernet Service Switches, and the 5620 Service Aware Manager, which together form the base of True's converged IP/MPLS network.

"The 100GE trial will help us prepare for the future and meet the need for increasing bandwidth. As can been seen around the world, the demand is driven by trends such as wireless carriers using Ethernet backhaul to stay ahead of the rising requirement for high-bandwidth wireless services," said Vichaow Rakphongphairoj, managing director and Group chief operating officer, Network and Technology, True Corporation PCL. February, True selected Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS solution to support a converged network transformation.