Finnish equipment vendor Nokia and Nepalese broadband provider WorldLink Communications have teamed up to upgrade the operator’s 650km backbone network to provide super-fast international broadband connectivity between Nepal and other countries, including India. Nokia will use its 1830 PSS (Photonic Service Switch) DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology to provide faster speeds for WorldLink broadband subscribers.
According to Nokia, WorldLink has 120,000 residential broadband customers and 5,000 business broadband circuits. It is also now adding residential fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) customers at a rate of 10,000 per month. Samit Jana, CTO at WorldLink said: ‘This is our largest project to date, and it will allow us to provide ultra-fast broadband services for our mobile and fixed network subscribers in cities as well as rural areas across the country.’