UAE-based telecommunications service provider du has successfully tested Nokia's Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Network (TWDM-PON) fiber technology in its lab, reaching aggregate speeds of 40 Gbps.
Nokia said that its TWDM-PON technology expands the capacity of du's fiber access network by providing additional wavelengths over a fiber which collectively deliver up to 40 Gbs. This enables significantly higher upload and download speeds.
With the technology, du can efficiently upgrade its existing GPON network to the next-generation with XGS-PON or TWDM-PON on a single fiber.
Currently offering 1 Gbps services in the UAE, du continues to innovate and invest in technologies that will offer its business and residential customers the speed and quality of service they expect. The rise in bandwidth will help du improve the customer experience significantly for residential customers and launch new services for the highly demanding business customers.
du is the strategic partner of Smart Dubai for Smart Dubai Platform. The Smart Dubai Platform will be developed and implemented by du, in an ambitious and unique public-private partnership model that will set new benchmarks for cross-sector partnerships for smart city initiatives globally.