Etisalat and Huawei Complete 10G GPON Full-Service Test

18th November 2010
News Release from: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd
Written by : ES Admin
Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, announced that it has successfully completed its 10G GPON full-service test with Etisalat on the existing network. This test has established that Huawei's 10G GPON solution offers higher bandwidth with an abundance of features, supporting a wide range of services and scenarios. As a fully-compatible service, the 10G GPON technology can utilize the existing infrastructure without affecting the ODN (Optical Distribution Network).

Mr. Esameel Al Hammadi Vice President /ASR (Access, Satellite, Radio) of Etisalat said We are glad to explore the future potential of the innovative 10G GPON cutting-edge technology. Etisalat is now ready to provide the best services to the UAE community thereby supporting the vision of contributing to an e-City and e-Society within the Knowledge Age.

With the advanced GPON FTTx solution, which is part of Huawei's All-IP convergence strategy, Huawei supports Etisalat to achieve the ambitious target of full fiber coverage in the entire UAE region. Following the finalization of the 10G GPON standard, Huawei provided the latest fully compliant 10G GPON solution. During this test, Etisalat & Huawei verified the co-existance of GPON and 10G GPON over the current OLT platform, passing all of the required tests for successful co-existence of GPON and 10G GPON in an established ODN.

Mr Yi Xiang, President of the Middle East, Huawei, said, It is Huawei's honor to have a long term strategic partnership with Etisalat. In the last few years, we have had successful partnerships on GPON FTTx projects. Today we are proud to have collaborated with Etisalat in completing the first 10G GPON full-service test to be completed in the Middle East market. The continuous cooperation in technological innovation would enhance both Etisalat and Huawei's capabilities to stay ahead of peers in the market. Also it would help both companies keep abreast with the latest technologies.

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