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    Huawei Boosts National ITMX Thailand’s Electronic Payment Infrastructure

Background: Leading Force Behind Thailand’s Electronic Payment Systems

National ITMX (National Interbank Transaction Management and Exchange), a private company established by the Thai Bankers’ Association, acts as a developer and service provider of the country’s electronic payment infrastructure. It currently has 33 member banks.

National ITMX facilitates all types of electronic payments and fund transfers from various channels, including ATM, EDC, OTC, internet and mobile banking. It also provides a common payment platform for ATM, mobile and internet banking payments.

National ITMX is in charge of the development of Thailand’s PromptPay system, a payment infrastructure under the National e-Payment Master Plan that pushed forward a cashless society, as part of the government’s Thailand 4.0 initiative. It also currently links Thailand’s ATMs to ASEANPay and provides a platform that enables cross border transactions within the Asia Pacific region and other regional networks.

A Triple Challenge: Reliability, Rapidity and Adaptability

Setting up the country’s electronic payment infrastructure requires three key elements:

  • Reliability, supported by a self-built Data Center Interconnection (DCI) for current and future applications and network
  • Rapidity, based on low latency and large bandwidth, with no service interruption and no downtime
  • Adaptability to future-oriented network, with evolution capability to higher bandwidth, allowing data volume to increase from terabyte (TB) to exabyte (EB)
  • Solution: Huawei Intelligent OptiX Network for Finance

    Huawei provided National ITMX with its Intelligent OptiX Network for Finance solution, based on the latest optical fiber technologies such as Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM).

    Using a self-built Data Center Interconnection (DCI), this solution ensures business continuity (BC) and data recovery (DR), with no lost data and no business interruption. The system runs on two data centers located in different cities that work as Active-Active or Active-Passive, plus an off-site data center for disaster recovery (DR). It offers optimal low latency (<10 μ), large bandwidth (from 100G up to 800G per λ), various interfaces in one box, high reliability, and security. A Fiber Doctor function makes it easy to locate fiber faults while an Optical Doctor feature simplifies operations and maintenance.

    Customer Benefits

    The solution implemented by Huawei enhanced National ITMX’s experience, rendering it more manageable, controllable and “operationable”.

    • The network’s high reliability ensures business continuity and reduces the risk of data loss
    • The high bandwidth facilitates operations and maintenance (O&M), as well as future business expansion
    • The low latency optimizes transmission performance
    • The real-time responsiveness translates to stronger data processing capabilities and networks
    • The monitoring system to locate fiber faults helps the customer manage its network.