Etisalat Group and Huawei Hold First GPON Meeting

  • Etisalat Group
  • Huawei
ABU DHABI, UAE - Etisalat Group, the Middle East's leading telecommunications operator and one of the largest corporations in the six Arab countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, have charted the evolution of emerging mobile and fixed broadband technologies likely to define the region’s telecommunications industry in the year ahead.

Following the agreement made in MoUs signed during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, the technology leaders from both companies met to discuss the standards and roadmap for coordinating the development, design and deployment of future ICT platforms such as fifth generation mobile broadband as well as fiber-powered GPON networks.

Setting the Stage for a Sustainable Optical Network
Fifth generation mobile broadband is promised to offer 10 Gbps to end users which means Multi-user UHD Tele-presence, Real 3D, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality services can be used. The 40 Gigabit PON system uses wavelength division multiplexing technology that allows a 40 Gbps downstream transmission rate and a 10 Gbps upstream rate. 40 Gigabit PON technology will enable Etisalat to build a sustainable optical access networks that can evolve and grow into the future, also to provide premium high-speed services in a fast-changing world.

“As one of the world’s fastest growing telecom groups across the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Etisalat is committed to using technological advancement to extend people’s reach and enhance our customers’ communication experience,” said Mr. Hatem Bamatraf, Etisalat Group CTO. “Through our collaboration with Huawei and forums like this one, we are all able to benefit from sharing best practices and identifying how together we can lead on the forefront of technological development.”

“Resonating with the revolutionary changes taking place in the Middle East information industry, Huawei continuously innovates to meet customer needs and advance our technological leadership,” adds Mr. Alan Wang, President of Huawei Etisalat Global Key Account. “We openly cooperate with industry pioneers like Etisalat recognizing a shared interest in building future-proof information pipes that create value for society at large. Based on these values, we see many opportunities to collaborate with Etisalat in the coming years to improve efficiency through a better connected world.”

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