PTCL’s Groundbreaking Achievement in Broadband Technology
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the leading broadband service provider in the country, proudly announces the successful completion of the first-ever trial of 50G-PON technology. This significant milestone is a result of PTCL’s strategic partnership with Huawei, a global leader in information and communication technology.
Introduction to 50G-PON Technology
50G-PON, recognized by ITU-T as the next-generation Passive Optical Network-based broadband technology, is poised to revolutionize Pakistan’s digital landscape. With capabilities surpassing existing technologies like GPON and XG(S)-GPON, 50G-PON delivers an impressive 50 Gbps per PON port.
The introduction of 50G-PON technology is set to reshape the requirements of industries, enterprises, campuses, and home environments. This advancement unlocks the potential for bandwidth-intensive and low-latency next-generation services, catering to a variety of use cases.
The versatility of 50G-PON is evident in its applicability to various sectors, including the evolution towards Holographic Technologies, XR-based Metaverse in the home and workplace, Smart Manufacturing based on 3D Machine Vision, Remote Surgery, Medical Clinics, High-Performance Gaming, and more. Additionally, it serves as a valuable tool for business and enterprise services.
An exceptional feature of 50G-PON technology is its ability to coexist seamlessly with GPON and XG(S)-PON over the same physical and passive optical network. This capability allows PTCL to provide significantly higher broadband speeds for its customers through an on-demand service upgrade request.
Response from PTCL’s Leadership
Jafar Khalid, Group Chief Technology and Information Officer (GCTIO) of PTCL & Ufone 4G, expressed his enthusiasm on this momentous occasion. He stated, “PTCL has achieved another milestone by delivering Pakistan’s first-ever trial of 50G-PON technology. In our ongoing commitment to lead the market in offering next-generation broadband services, PTCL’s collaboration with Huawei on 50G-PON is a massive step towards the future evolution of fiber broadband in Pakistan.”