Alcatel to upgrade Taiwanese network

Alcatel has signed a contract with Asia Pacific Telecom Group (APTG) to upgrade and expand its existing network in Taiwan with Alcatel’s optical transport solution. The project will allow APTG to support new Ethernet-based applications for addressing the increased traffic requirements of research institutions and enhance mobile traffic backhaul capabilities.


Alcatel will deploy its optical multi-service and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technologies, enabling APTG to significantly increase its network capacity, flexibility and performance. The Alcatel solution will be based on its 1626 Light Manager (LM) multi-reach DWDM system that maximises the capacity of core optical networks, while lowering the overall transmission cost per bit.


Additionally, Alcatel will supply its data-aware Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) providing APTG with a single platform optimised to aggregate multiple traffic types and backhaul the mobile traffic, carried over the APTG CDMA network, from base stations to the core.


Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel will also upgrade its Alcatel 1350 management suite, which allows the management of packet, TDM and wavelength connectivity services.