PTCL, Huawei Conduct Successful Trial 50G-PON Technology in Pakistan

Mon Jan 22 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), completed the country’s first successful trial of 50G-PON technology, marking a historic stride towards the introduction of next-generation fiber-optic broadband services in Pakistan.

This groundbreaking achievement is a result of PTCL’s strategic partnership with Huawei, a global leader in information and communication technology, said a press release on Monday.

50G-PON, defined by ITU-T as a next-generation Passive Optical Network-based broadband technology, is likely to revolutionize the digital landscape of Pakistan, it said.

With significantly higher capabilities than the existing GPON and XG(S)-GPON technologies, 50G-PON delivers an astounding 50 Gbps per PON port, according to the statement.

It added that the technology is aimed to reshape future requirements related to Enterprises, Industries, Campuses, and Home Environments, as the advancement unlocks the infinite potential for bandwidth-intensive and low-latency next-generation services.

Key use cases include evolution towards XR-based Metaverse in the home & workplace, Smart Manufacturing based on 3D Machine Vision, Holographic Technologies, Remote Surgery and Medical Clinics, High-Performance Gaming, etc. It will also be a valuable tool for enterprise and business services and is well-suited to serve Video Production Studios, Edge Data Centers, Cloud-Centric SMEs, Smart Campuses, SoHos, etc. The statement said.

PTCL to Provide Higher Broadband Speeds

One of the most important features of 50G-PON technology is its ability to coexist seamlessly with GPON and XG(S)-PON over the same physical and passive optical network. This will allow PTCL to provide considerably higher broadband speeds for its customers through an on-demand service upgrade request, it added.

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