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Malaysia CTS and Huawei Jointly Build an All-Optical Integrated Service Transport Network

Feb 20, 2019

[Sabah, Malaysia, February 20, 2019] Celcom Timur (Sabah) Sdn Bhd (CTS) recently announced a collaboration with Huawei to build a next-generation integrated service transport network. The network will cover more than 40 important service nodes, provide customers with massive-connection, low-latency, and high-reliability transmission through all-optical high-speed interconnection, and promote intelligent network upgrade, to cope with medium- and long-term challenges brought by digitalization and new service development in the cloud era.

As the largest network bandwidth vendor in the state of Sabah, Malaysia, CTS mainly provides network resources for Malaysian telecom operators. With rapid development of information digitalization, it needs to provide multi-service transport supporting 5G, FTTH, and enterprise private lines. As an important basic resource transport network, the wavelength resource utilization of the existing WDM network has exceeded 75%, and old devices occupy a large amount of basic resources. The current network suffers from high investment and low O&M efficiency, which cannot meet the requirements of long-term service expansion. Therefore, a new integrated transport network is required to support future service development.

To address CTS's network requirements, Huawei provides a cutting-edge optical networking solution, maximally enabling simplified sites and architecture, and focusing on improvement of service experience and operation efficiency. The technology-leading integrated service transport network built by Huawei and CTS first applies Huawei's new-generation WDM product (OptiX OSN 9800 M24), which provides ultra-large capacity, high integration, and optical-electrical convergence on a huge scale. The product uses innovative magnetic positioning technology to support slot division. It is small in size and low in power consumption, helping reduce the initial network construction cost by 20%. Based on the optical-electrical integrated design and multiple functions such as MS-OTN, Ponder, and Optical, the product supports 2M-400GE full-granularity service access and simplifies device transmission, helping reduce equipment room space by 30%. In addition, based on the advantages of all-optical high-speed interconnection, a flattened and simplified architecture is built to provide one-hop transmission and optimal latency, ensuring user experience of transmitted services. Using the digital optical layer technology, the solution can detect fiber quality, service performance, and resource utilization in real time, helping effectively improve network operation efficiency.

Mr. Yusri Ab Rahman, Chief Technical Officer of CTS, said, "Providing high-quality network services for operators is a core part of CTS' service development strategy. CTS is undergoing a comprehensive digital transformation. By collaborating with Huawei, CTS is committed to building a high-bandwidth, low-latency, highly efficient, and intelligent integrated service transport network, better matching the objectives of rapid service development and intelligent upgrade, and providing optimal network experience for users."

Richard Jin, President of Huawei Transmission & Access Product Line, said, "The new integrated service transport network jointly constructed with CTS is an important achievement of our innovative collaboration. Huawei will continue to strengthen collaboration with CTS in all communications fields to help their business success. At the same time, Huawei will maintain its strategic investments and innovations in high-speed optical transport and provide high-quality, reliable, sustainable, and evolvable solutions for customers worldwide."

MWC 2019 will be held from February 25 to February 28 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei will showcase its products and solutions at booth 1H50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3I30 in Hall 3, the Innovation City zone in Hall 4, booth 7C21 and 7C31 in Hall 7. For more information, please visit http://carrier.huawei.com/en/events/mwc2019