TIME picks Nokia for cross-peninsular optical network in Malaysia 

TIME dotCom (TIME) selected Nokia for the supply and delivery of a DWDM or dense wavelength-division multiplexing optical network. 

With this nationwide rollout, Nokia will help TIME meet fast growing traffic demands by enhancing connectivity across data centres and cable landing stations in Malaysia with a highly resilient optical network.  

The optical network will connect multiple data centres, cable landing stations, and telecom exchanges spanning across 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. 

Also, the deployment will 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.  

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 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-optimisation for maximum network uptime and capacity utilization.  

“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,” said Ang Thing Jiun, CTO of TIME. 

Mohd Rauf Nasir, Nokia’s managing director of Malaysia, said Nokia’s optical solutions will enable TIME to differentiate their webscale service offerings while adding operational and cost efficiencies to their network. 

“A DWDM optical network will further enable TIME to deliver superior service, capacity, and reliability to its customers,” he said.