Telecommunications in Pakistan: PTCL and Nokia successfully test 1 terabit live optical network

Islamabad, August 10, 2022: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has successfully conducted the first national 1 terabit per wavelength transport capacity trial in collaboration with Nokia.

The trial was conducted in a live 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 step in PTCL’s roadmap and 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 for its subscribers and enterprise customers.

From the consumer’s point of view, a capacity of 1 terabit per second is enough 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 upgrading existing capacity to 1 terabit per channel, to meet the ever-increasing demand for data traffic from our business segments. business and consumption. Modern technology and Nokia’s expertise have helped us test bandwidths up to 1 terabit, which will help deliver a superior customer experience and enable seamless future expansion of our transport network capacity to through Pakistan. »

Imran Durrani, Customer Team Leader for PTCL Group at Nokia, said, “This new trial with PTCL is another testament to the strengthening of the long-term partnership between us. Our industry-leading optical solutions, including Photonic Service Switch and Photonic Service Engine, enable PTCL to cost-effectively improve network capacity as data consumption continues to rapidly increase. Our revolutionary Flexgrid architecture enables PTCL to modernize and upgrade its optical network to provide consumers and businesses with fast and reliable network connectivity.

PTCL strives to provide its customers with better quality of service, faster speeds and to enable a simplified network architecture that increases operational efficiency.

Norma A. Roth