Summit Communications takes the lead with packet optical in Asia
Summit Communications is bringing the digital world to the 160 million people of Bangladesh. As a licensed nationwide telecommunications transmission network (NTTN) provider and a holder of numerous other telecommunication regulatory licenses (http://www.btrc.gov.bd/list-licensees), Summit has been on a multiyear journey to build a countrywide fiber infrastructure. Consumer, business, and government consumption of mobile, internet, and digital services is skyrocketing.
Citizens being connected to the digital world
Capital savings due to packet optical network
Performance for the first-single box packet optical network in Asia
Kilometers of fiber form digital foundation for the nation
Scale national network efficiently to meet exponential demand
To increase business agility and operational efficiency, Summit built a 100 Gbps packet optical transport network across the rapidly digitizing nation of Bangladesh. Summit is one of the first providers to deploy a converged packet optical network in Asia using Juniper Networks® MX Series Universal Routing Platforms.
Adoption of single-box packet optical networks has been slower in Asia than in other parts of the world due to fiber quality. Adding to concerns about high optical loss was the country’s large geographic area. Summit’s network spans more than 47000 kilometers.
Modernize transport and protect investment
Summit took the innovation lead. Juniper and Summit already enjoyed a trusted relationship, and Juniper routing proving itself in the core, access, and aggregation networks year after year. This gave Summit tremendous confidence in the solution, and they wanted to build on that foundation by adding optical transport to their MX Series routers.
Summit set up a proof-of-concept test to equip its existing MX Series routers with new line cards. It first connected Dhaka, the capital city, to Khulna, 500 kilometers away. When the trial proved successful, Summit took the next step and successfully connected Chittagong, a port city 300 kilometers south of Dhaka, to the converged packet optical. The transport network again proved itself as ultra-fast with extremely low loss.