Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar achieve 40 Gbps with next-generation TWDM-PON fiber technology. With that speed users can down 2-hour 4K Quality videos in few seconds.
Nokia Achieves 40 Gbps Speed Using Advanced Fiber Technology
Nokia, in partnership with Ooredoo Qatar, had just achieved a 40Gbps download and upload speed using Nokia’s TWDM-PON (Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Network) innovative fiber technology in a trial in Doha.
The TWDM-PON technology is also known as NG-PON2 (Next generation PON 2) technology which was deployed over Ooredoo’s existing single fiber network as an overlay to achieve the speed of 40GBps. The overlay tech is known for adding more capacity to existing networks, saving the extra cost of laying new fiber.
The new TWDM-PON technology delivers four additional wavelengths, each of the wavelengths providing 10Gbps upload and download speeds. Therefore, providing a total of 40Gbps. According to Nokia’s official website –
“This significantly enhanced speed will allow Ooredoo Qatar to cost-efficiently upgrade its networks from the existing GPON (2.5Gbps) to XGS-PON (10Gbps) and in the future to TWDM-PON (40Gbps) using the same access node ISAM FX. Nokia is the industry leader in TWDM-PON technology with 8 commercial deployments and more than 20 completed trials around the world.”
CEO of Ooredoo Qatar, Waleed AL Sayed said “Every single step we take is to support the Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to boost the knowledge-based economy. Through the current successful trial with Nokia’s NGPON technology, we are evolving toward deploying 40 Gbps speeds to provide a significantly enhanced broadband experience for individual subscribers and launching new, high-bandwidth services demanded by enterprise customers. It’s yet another step for us in the direction of enabling IoT, smart home, and smart city services in the country”
Bernard Najm who is the head of the middle east market unit at Nokia, said “This trial with our long-term customer Ooredoo Qatar is a testimony to our continued commitment for bringing our latest innovations to the operator and the country. It also reiterates that Nokia continues to lead in the Fixed Access networks market. This technology will evolve Ooredoo’s network now and in the long term to meet the increasing data demand of subscribers across the country.”
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