AIS Fibre trials 25G PON solution in Thailand with Nokia

Nokia and AIS Fibre announced the trial of its 25G PON solution in Thailand using its existing optical line terminals (OLT) available nationwide.
AIS store Thailand
The OLT was connected simultaneously to three end user devices with a combined speed of 37.5 Gb/s using a 25G PON optical network terminal (ONT) at 25 Gb/s, an XGS-PON ONT at 10 Gb/s and a G PON ONT at 2.5 Gb/s. All services can be served with the same, single fiber at the same time.

Since AIS Fibre will be able to run GPON, XGS-PON and 25G PON services on the same fiber line, it can offer customers a full choice of speeds up to 25 Gb/s on the existing platform and without the need to dig up the street and lay new fiber.

25G PON gives AIS Fibre the opportunity to offer enterprises a 10G + and lower latency replacement to Point to Point (P2P) connections which can be costly and are less scalable. The operator will also be able to use the technology for 5G backhaul, which will become increasing important as it builds more cell sites required for higher frequency 5G.

Thanit Chaiyaboonthanit, Acting Managing Director of Fixed Broadband at AIS, said: “AIS Fibre prioritizes innovation that will provide the best services to our customers, and gives us network technology which meets users’ future needs in terms of both speed and flexibility.”