Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Telkom Indonesia Picks ALU for WDM/OTN

Telkom Indonesia has selected Alcatel-Lucent to build a next-generation agile optical network in the Kalimantan and Sulawesi areas, as well as the greater Jakarta region, which generates around 50% of Telkom Indonesia's data traffic. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The network, which will be based on converged WDM/OTN technology will enable Telkom Indonesia to provide 100G capability, will carry over 50% of traffic in the carrier's service area. Alcatel-Lucent is supplying its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) converged WDM/OTN platform.

Telkom Indonesia currently provides high-speed broadband to more than 19 million customers and 125 million cellular customers.

"With geography spanning more than 17,000 islands, Telkom Indonesia was looking for a technology provider to build a network foundation that can serve a wide territory cost-efficiently and effectively. The work Alcatel-Lucent is doing will help create a common platform for network capacity and efficiency that covers 200 million residents of Indonesia," stated Bobby Rasyidin, Alcatel-Lucent's Senior Executive in Indonesia.

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