Du claims ‘20G’ FTTH broadband

17 Aug 2016

Dubai-based telco Du has announced the deployment of a ‘20G’-capable fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service in partnership with China’s Huawei, potentially trumping fellow UAE operator Etisalat, which, as CommsUpdate reported in May, has been working with Huawei on testing 10Gbps passive optical network (XG-PON) technology. TradeArabia reports that Du has claimed a regional first by launching its latest ultra-high speed network upgrade for residential subscribers, expanding its capabilities for cloud and video services whilst giving customers huge upload/download speeds and reducing latency on home broadband connections. The article quotes Jasim Al Awadi, Du’s vice president of Network Infrastructure & Services, as saying that the ‘20G’ project with Huawei ‘will effectively enable us to provide a better customer experience with new services and solutions.’