PP Telecommunication (PPTEL), a leading network service provider based in Sarawak in Malaysia, has selected Juniper Networks, which describes itself as a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, to provide solutions to build a new core network that will support its growth plans.
This network, say the partners, will provide the foundation to help PPTEL meet the demand for critical high-speed internet connectivity.
The move also comes as Sarawak, the largest state in East Malaysia, prepares to undergo major changes to its digital infrastructure as part of the Sarawak Multimedia Authority’s (SMA) plans to fast-track the state’s digital economy. The partners say that PPTEL's infrastructure puts the company in a unique position to support these plans.
The company relies on submarine cables from strategic locations in the region to drive latency down while keeping services efficient and cost-effective. PPTEL is also building the first Tier IV data centre in East Malaysia.
To better support Sarawak's digital economy goals and PPTEL's own plans to expand its services to Southeast Asia, the service provider selected Juniper's routing and switching solutions to build its new core network. Juniper’s MX Series Universal Routing Platforms and QFX Series Switches will, Juniper says, deliver industry-leading system capacity, density, security and performance.
PPTEL's Juniper-powered network, in combination with its BaSICS Cable System, will, the partners say, enable the service provider to provide high-quality, low-latency connectivity to consumers and businesses in Sarawak and Southeast Asia.
The solutions offered by Juniper will also enable PPTEL to scale its network efficiently and ensure that consumers and businesses are able to fully harness the benefits of 5G connectivity.