Pakistan’s Multinet announces massive TIP-inspired network upgrade

Pakistan’s Multinet announces massive TIP-inspired network upgrade

Pakistan-based business communications company Multinet has announced that it will be upgrading its optical transport network that today spans the entire country covering more than 120 cities, across more than 14,000 kilometres.

This long-haul network infrastructure deployment will be upgraded with 3.2 Tbps capacity using the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Open Optical framework, which has been designed to provide better connectivity.

This project will be the world’s largest Open Optical framework implementation and the network upgrade will enable Multinet to bring agility and hyper scalability to growing bandwidth demand in Pakistan. It will also add more cities and towns to Multinet’s fibre network, hugely increasing the data and internet access capacity to urban, semi-urban and rural areas across Pakistan.

TIP’s mission for its Open Optical and Packet Transport initiative is to create open and disaggregated technologies, architectures, and interfaces for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and IP networks. 

Multinet’s long-haul network infrastructure deployment features software and hardware from TIP’s Open Optical ecosystem and industry-leading players including Edgecore, IP Infusion, and Smart Optics, along with local system integrator partner in Pakistan, STARCOM Technologies.

Multinet’s upgrade incorporates Cassini, TIP’s disaggregated coherent switch and open packet transponder built by Edgecore Networks, and IP Infusion’s OcNOS, the industry’s full-featured network OS for white box disaggregated network solutions that provide the scalable transition from traditional networks to open and agile networks.

Founded in 2016, TIP is a community of diverse members — from service providers and technology partners to systems integrators and other connectivity stakeholders –working together to develop, test and deploy open, disaggregated, and standards-based solutions for high-quality connectivity.


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