Chinese equipment supplier Huawei Technologies has announced it has successfully completed its 10Gbps Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) full service test with Etisalat over the UAE telecoms operator’s existing network. The test established that Huawei’s solution offers higher bandwidth, with a number of features supporting a wide range of services and scenarios. As a fully compatible service, the technology can utilise Etisalat’s existing infrastructure without affecting the Optical Distribution Network (ODN). Commenting on the completion of the test, Esameel Al Hammadi, vice president of Access, Satellite and Radio at Etisalat, said: ‘We are glad to explore the future potential of the innovative 10Gbps GPON cutting-edge technology. Etisalat is now ready to provide the best services to the UAE community thereby supporting the vision of contributing to an e-city and e-society within the knowledge age.’ Huawei’s advanced GPON FTTx solution will help support Etisalat to achieve its target of full fibre coverage in the entire UAE region.