Ooredoo Qatar achieves 40Gbps download/upload on Nokia’s NG-PON2 technology

4 Jan 2017

Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar have achieved 40Gbps download and upload speeds using Nokia’s Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Network (TWDM-PON) fibre technology in a trial in Doha. The TWDM-PON, also referred to as NG-PON2 (Next Generation PON 2) technology, was deployed over Ooredoo’s existing single fibre network as an overlay to achieve this speed. A press release claims that this overlay technology is capable of smoothly adding more capacity to existing networks, saving the additional cost of laying new fibre.

Nokia’s TWDM-PON technology delivers four additional wavelengths, each providing 10Gbps upload/download speeds. The press release adds that the significant speed enhancement will allow Ooredoo Qatar to cost efficiently upgrade its networks from the existing GPON (2.5Gbps) to XGS-PON (10Gbps) and in the future to TWDM-PON (40Gbps) using the same access node ISAM FX.