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Nokia and Etisalat complete terabit-per-second trial

30 Sep 2019

Finnish vendor Nokia says it has carried out the world’s first single-carrier terabit-per-second trial over the fibre-optic network of Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to Nokia’s press release: ‘The trial successfully transmitted a record 50.8Tbps using multiple wavelengths, each with a net information rate of 1.3Tbps, over a 93km fibre route of Etisalat’s wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) network.’ Esmaeel Alhammadi, Senior Vice President for Network Development at Etisalat, said: ’Increasing network capacity helps us to provide bandwidth-hungry services such as 5G extreme mobile broadband, fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and data centre interconnect for enterprises’.

United Arab Emirates, Etisalat UAE, Nokia

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