Reunion’s Zeop to launch XG-PON in 2018

8 May 2017

Fibre-optic broadband provider Zeop, which is wholly-owned by Group Oceinde, has completed a technical trial of Next Generation Passive Optical Network (XG-PON) technology in Reunion, achieving a transmission rate of 10Gbps over the platform, linfo.re writes. The trial, which was carried out in partnership with Chinese vendor ZTE, has demonstrated that the service can be deployed on Zeop’s existing fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network without the need for further upgrades. Zeop is aiming to launch the first commercial offers over the XG-PON platform in 2018.

TeleGeography notes that Zeop, which launched services in Reunion in 2007, introduced its FTTH network in May 2013; the fibre-optic infrastructure currently passes nearly 150,000 premises in 14 towns, namely: Bras-Panon, L’Etang Sale, Le Tampon, La Plaine des Palmistes, Le Port, La Possession, Saint-Andre, Saint-Benoit, Saint-Joseph, Sainte-Marie, Saint-Paul, Saint-Pierre, Saint-Denis and Sainte-Suzanne.

Réunion, Zeop (Reunion)