PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is to deploy a 100G optical transport network in Thailand to help AIS, the country’s leading mobile service provider, meet the growing demand for data capacity being created by increasing ownership of smartphones and tablet devices, as well as by tourism, a major element of the local economy.
AIS is to deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s industry-leading 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) optical platform, combining it with elements of the existing 10G optical network. As a result, Alcatel-Lucent will help cost-effectively transform the AIS network, allowing the operator to provide high-speed, ultra-broadband Internet access in the face of demand which is doubling year-on-year.
Alcatel-Lucent is upgrading the network from Bangkok and out to the North and Northeast regions of Thailand. Work will be completed during the first half of 2015.
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