Qtel unit launches new network solution
Dubai, January 4, 2012
Qtel Business Solutions (QBS), a unit of Qatar Telecom, has launched an innovative new network solution that allows customers with high bandwidth requirements to aggregate applications on one dedicated, highly secure optical network.
The new WaveLink service is aimed at Qatar’s fast-growing large corporate and government entities looking to manage higher volumes of data and information, a statement from the company said.
The solution offers failure-resistant architecture and the ability to carry traffic, regardless of protocol or bandwidth requirements.
With companies in Qatar continuing to set new records for growth and development, business customers are increasingly looking for innovative solutions to help them stay on top of their daily data needs. An increasing number of clients want more bandwidth available at their disposal, in order to manage processes like imaging, replication, virtualisation and data centre connectivity, the statement said.
WaveLink’s supporting applications range from basic voice and data services to virtualisation and storage area network applications, allowing customers to manage traffic over one network, it said.
The new service also provides a powerful established backbone with the flexibility of client-specific tailored protocols and set protection levels to suit individual companies.
Everything is done in a cost-effective way by using leased capacity that demands no capital investment, the statement said.
Qtel’s WaveLink provides a complete end-to-end solution offering bandwidths of 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps or 10Gbps, 40Gbps going up to 100Gbps.
The service is based on wavelength division multiplexing technology. WaveLinks are used primarily for high bandwidth requirements such as data warehousing, storage area networking (SAN) and applications, it said.
It uniquely supports multiple deliveries of different interfaces as the service is transparent to what technology each wavelength provides. It can be used to supply synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH), ethernet, or other protocols such as fibre connection (Ficon) or enterprise systems connection (Escon).
WaveLink-based access can meet resilience requirements between sites such as data centres and head offices, the statement said.
It is one of a series of new solutions and services developed by QBS to help companies in Qatar fuel their business ambitions.
In November 2011, the company received the ‘Best Business Service’ award at the CommsMEA Awards, reflecting the company’s ongoing investment in corporate solutions, it said. – TradeArabia News Service