Etisalat, Huawei test 10G GPON

NOVEMBER 2, 2010 -- Huawei says it has successfully completed a 10G GPON full-service test with Etisalat on the carrier’s existing network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Among other elements, the test demonstrated that 10G GPON technology can use Etisalat’s existing infrastructure without affecting the Optical Distribution Network (ODN).

NOVEMBER 2, 2010 -- Huawei says it has successfully completed a 10G GPON full-service test with Etisalat on the carrier’s existing network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Among other elements, the test demonstrated that 10G GPON technology can use Etisalat’s existing infrastructure without affecting the Optical Distribution Network (ODN).

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."

Huawei says the 10G GPON FTTX technology, part of Huawei's All-IP convergence strategy, will help Etisalat to achieve full fiber coverage in the entire UAE region. During this test, Etisalat and 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.

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