du successfully tests Nokia’s TWDM-PON
December 13, 2016
UAE-based telecommunications service provider du has successfully tested Nokia’s Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Network (TWDM-PON) innovative fibre technology in its lab, reaching aggregate speeds of 40 Gbps.
Nokia’s TWDM-PON technology expands the capacity of du’s fibre access network by providing additional wavelengths over a fibre which collectively deliver up to 40 Gbs. This enables significantly higher upload and download speeds. Thanks to Nokia’s unique next-generation Passive Optical Network solution, du can efficiently upgrade its existing GPON network to the next-generation with XGS-PON or TWDM-PON on a single fibre.
Currently offering 1 Gbps services in the UAE, du continues to innovate and invest in technologies that will offer its business and residential customers the speed and quality of service they expect. The rise in bandwidth will help du improve the customer experience significantly for residential customers and launch new services for the highly demanding business customers.
Jasim AlAwadi, Vice President – Network Infrastructure & Services, at du, comments: “With the increased use of smart devices and bandwidth-hungry applications by our subscribers, the demand for an ultra-fast network also keeps increasing. Keeping our customers on the top of our mind, we pioneer by introducing market-leading technologies to them. Our successful test of Nokia’s TWDM-PON is proof of this. We are confident that our cooperation will take the country’s journey toward IoT and smart cities to the next level.”