December 16, 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Stockholm, Sweden – 16th December 2014 – Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, and local partner Nera Networks today announced that Fiberail, a regional carrier’s carrier, has upgraded its backbone network to a packet-optical 100G-ready network for the provision of high capacity links across Malaysia.
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Fiberail’s new 100G optical network, is an international network that provides multiple high-capacity communications to Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers in Malaysia. The Transmode solution increases Fiberail’s capacity and service offerings substantially, especially in the northern half of Malaysia.
At the heart of the solution deployed by Fiberail is Transmode’s recently-announced, EMXP 220 IIe, a packet-optical transport switch. This both provides 10G and 100G ports and a central 220G switch giving wire-speed switching. For Fiberail the EMXP 220 provides 10G networking today and a future 100G upgrade via the simple addition of 100G CFP pluggable optics. By combing the best of the optical and Ethernet worlds, it enables the carrier to turn on MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services as well as, MPLS-TP and OTN transport ensuring high service performance and scalability.
Fiberail needed to expand capacity on its fibre network and cost-effectively increase the flexibility of service provision to its customers. The new 100G-ready network gives Fiberail not only the flexibility and scalability required to provide multiple high-speed services, it also delivers the robustness and redundancy needed to manage and protect these services. With this network, Fiberail is able to serve a broad range of customers effectively and efficiently now and in the future.
One of the advantages the new network has is that it includes Ethernet Ring Protection Version 2 (ERPv2) providing a very robust and scalable Ethernet network. Additionally it supports both Layer 1 and Layer 2 packet optical applications. The network also uniquely provides end-to-end Ethernet service provisioning across the Transmode network and third party layer 1 optical equipment via so called “alien wavelengths” to other parts of Fiberail’s network.
The new network was provided by Transmode to Fiberail through a local partner Nera Networks, a regional systems integrator. Nera services clients such as Malaysia’s banks, utility companies and telecom service providers. It specializes in transmission networks, satellite communications and network infrastructure.
Mark Stevens, Transmode’s Vice President Asia-Pacific, commented, “We are delighted to be working with Nera Networks to announce that Fiberail, as a long standing customer, continues to invest in its network and has upgraded its network with Transmode’s latest 100G packet-optical technology. This deployment is an excellent example of how Transmode is helping our customers to cost-effectively grow their businesses.”
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Fiberail Sdn Bhd (Fiberail), incorporated in 1992, is a joint-venture company between Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM Berhad) and Petrofibre Network (M) Sdn Bhd (PFN), licensed under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 as a Network Service Provider (NSP) and Network Facilities Provider (NFP) primarily in the telecommunications industry.
A “carrier’s carrier”, Fiberail provides the backbone infrastructure and ancillary services to telecommunications providers. The company has also expanded its customer base to include managed network service providers and global operators.
For additional information about Fiberail please visit www.fiberail.com.my