Etisalat, Huawei partners to offer 10Gbps

Etisalat and Huawei partnered successfully to collaborate for an new FTTH solution to provide 10Gbps broadband service that would deliver high internet speeds for real-time 4K video streaming, low-latency cloud gaming, desk cloud system, and large file transfers. The launch of the 10Gbps service will enable users to experience and enjoy the fastest broadband speed available in UAE.

Esmaeel Alhammadi, Senior Vice President, Network Development at Etisalat said, “The new broadband technology demonstrates that our existing network is capable of supporting future, next-generation PON (Passive Optical Network) technology. Etisalat constantly assesses new technology to expand our capabilities and to enhance our ability to support traffic growth demand from our customers.”

It is the first time that the Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and XG- PON ONT (another term for 10G-PON) have been tested in the MEA region.

“Enabling a better connected world is a vision that both Huawei and Etisalat share for our customers. By partnering once again with Etisalat on this 10G consumer broadband case, we have set the stage for developing intelligent management capabilities that can increase access to the modern information society,” said Poundss Peng, President of Etisalat Global Key Account at Huawei.


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