Flexible backbone network spans more than 1,400 kilometers across Vietnam

MobiFone Corporation, a leading mobile network operator in Vietnam, is leveraging Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) technology to build its first high-capacity converged packet-optical  network, currently provisioned with 300Gbps, that spans more than 1,400 kilometers across the country from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. This will help MobiFone provide high-speed mobile broadband services to businesses and consumers in more than 25 local provinces.

Key facts:

  • Additionally, the network will utilize Ciena’s intelligent control plane technology to ensure survivability even in the case of multiple fiber cuts, helping MobiFone ensure always-on connectivity to its end users.
  • MobiFone will also have greater visibility and end-to-end control across its network to respond dynamically to changing traffic demands using Ciena’s network management platform.
  • ELCOM, a Ciena BizConnect channel partner, provided deployment services for this project.

Executive comments:

  • “Ciena’s cutting-edge optical platforms enable us to have a state-of-art backbone system. Demand for high-speed fixed and mobile data services, video content and the move to the cloud mean that network services in Vietnam have never been more important. With Ciena supporting the next evolution of the MobiFone backbone we can provide the scale and reach our consumer and business customers need for regional and international connectivity.”
    Mr. Le Nam Tra, Chairman, MobiFone corporation
  • “With Ciena’s converged packet-optical and control plane software platforms, MobiFone can deliver resilient, on-demand services as bandwidth demand continues to increase in Vietnam, driven by the aggregation of network traffic for mobile, data, voice, video and cable TV services.”
    - Anthony McLachlan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena
MobiFone Builds High-Capacity Network Powered by Ciena

About MobiFone MobiFone has come a long way since 1993, when we are the first mobile network operator in Vietnam. Today, it is our pleasure to be the communication way of nearly 50 million subscribers (about 30% of market share). In 2014, MobiFone Corporation’s revenue exceeded 2 billion dollars, which let us remain one of the three largest mobile operators in Vietnam. Since establishment, quality plays as a key strategy to all MobiFone leaders. We are honored to be awarded “The most favorite mobile operator” 6 years-in-a-row, which means MobiFone is trusted by customers.

Communicate is vital to all of us. Hence, MobiFone Corporation now provides a diverse range of services including mobile, data, internet, IPTV/cable TV, business solutions, infocomm technology (ICT), and investment. We understand, in an increasingly connected world, it’s no longer just about being able to talk and text.

Established in 1993, MobiFone was the first mobile network operator in Vietnam currently serving nearly 50 million mobile subscribers.

About Ciena
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