Batelco, Huawei trial 40Gbps technology

10 Aug 2015

Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) and Chinese vendor Huawei have partnered to trial 40G Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optic Network (TWDM PON) technology, successfully reaching speeds of 40Gbps. According to reports from Trade Arabia, which cites a statement from Batelco, the operator claims to be the first in Bahrain to test the technology on its network.

Batelco CEO Muna Al Hashemi commented: ‘The availability of 40Gbps will help ensure that Batelco’s investment in its fibre network is future proof, through the integration of the company’s existing GPON 2.5G and 10G technologies with the future expansions, as it provides a transmission platform that will allow several technologies to co-exist in parallel.’