Hanoi Telecom Advances Vietnamese Network with Infinera

Hanoi Telecom Corporation is advancing its optical network in Vietnam with Infinera’s Intelligent Transport Networks.

HTC is one of the leading wireless telecom operators in Vietnam, offering carrier and wholesale services and focused primarily on providing wireless, broadband and VoIP services. The company offers its retail mobile services under Vietnam Mobile to more than 13 million wireless subscribers.

The Vietnamese operator has extended its existing Infinera TM-Series metro network with the DTN-X Family for its backbone connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau. Combined with Instant Bandwidth technology, the end-to-end solution enables HTC to differentiate its services and manage costs as it increases network capacity. The selection positions HTC with a unified metro and backbone network that includes a common network management system for rapid service delivery in the region.

The deployment marks the first instance of an operator in Vietnam using the DTN-X XTC Series, as well as the first time any network in the country has deployed 500 Gb/s super-channels. With this deployment, HTC leverages Infinera’s unique Instant Bandwidth which enables optical capacity to be software-activated in 100 Gb/s increments with the click of a mouse. The integrated metro and core backbone platforms from Infinera allow HTC to have a unified network with the common DNA management system, simplifying operations and accelerating service innovation.

The DTN-X XTC series supports a forward-scale design to provide multi-terabit super-channels in the future. The high capacity super-channels are made possible through the use of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) developed and fabricated by Infinera. The series integrates wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) super-channel transmission with up to 12 Tb/s of optical transport network (OTN). In addition, it integrates packet switching for sub-wavelength service management and provides seamless expansion as traffic requirements grow in the future.

“We intend to advance the deployment of high bandwidth solutions to our customers in the Vietnam market by using the DTN-X XTC Series based on the innovative PIC technology,” said Madam Trinh Minh Chau, Chairwoman and CEO of Hanoi Telecom. “Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth allows us to differentiate our services through pre-deployed capacity which can be delivered on-demand via software defined activation.”

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