1 Terabit Transport Capability per Wavelength: PTCL and Nokia Successfully Conduct Trial
KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has successfully conducted the first nationwide trial of 1 terabit per wavelength transport capacity, in collaboration with Nokia.
The trial was conducted in a real-world network environment, where PTCL’s metro transport network was upgraded to 1 terabit per channel, extending its capacity to extreme speeds of 32 terabits per fiber. The trial was based on Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine transport technology, designed to maximize network capacity and provide a better customer experience, with faster and higher bandwidth.
This pilot transformation will lead to enabling the transportation network for future technologies, while creating new opportunities for industries as well as individuals. This is another milestone on PTCL’s roadmap and its resolve to prepare its network infrastructure to meet the increasing data traffic demands of high-speed services and bandwidth-intensive applications, including streaming. ultra HD video, industrial automation, smart cities and e-learning platforms or its subscribers and enterprise customers.
From the consumer’s point of view, a capacity of 1 terabit per second is sufficient to download the entire Game of Thrones video series in HD in less than 2 seconds and can simultaneously support 300,000 HD video zoom calls. Jafar Khalid, Chief Technology Officer, PTCL Group, said, “We are committed to digitizing our customer experience by delivering industry-leading solutions. With this in mind, we tested the scalability and evolution of our optical transport network by increasing the existing capacity to 1 terabit per channel, in order to facilitate the ever-increasing demand for data traffic from our segments. business and consumption. Modern technology and Nokia’s expertise have helped us test bandwidths of up to 1 terabit, which will help deliver a superior customer experience and enable seamless future expansion of our transport network capacity across the Pakistan.
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