PTCL teams up with Huawei for XGS-PON deployment

25 Sep 2020

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has completed a pilot deployment of 10-Gigabit-capable Symmetric Passive Optical Access Network (XGS-PON) technology in collaboration with Chinese vendor Huawei in Korang Town, Islamabad. In addition, PTCL also deployed the vendor’s Quick Optical Distribution Network (QuickODN) solution, which it claims will increase the speed with which it can roll out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to customers by more than 30%. Commenting on the project, Mark Meng, Huawei Pakistan CEO was quoted as saying: ‘We are excited to introduce XGS-PON technology in Pakistan through PTCL that will allow their customers to experience best-in-class internet services. This technology will serve fibre-based broadband services to residential homes and businesses at speeds up to 10Gbps.’