Sri Lanka Telecom will deploy a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network based on Nokia’s fiber technology.
Finland-based Nokia holds the #1 position in next-generation PON (XGS-PON) worldwide, according to research firm Dell’Oro. Nokia said it has 26 XGS-PON and 300 GPON deployments worldwide.
Sri Lanka Telecom aims to bring high-speed broadband to more than 200,000 enterprise and residential users across the country.
Sri Lanka Telecom will use Nokia’s fiber solution to provide high symmetrical download and upload speeds along with enhanced broadband services supported by next generation XGS-PON technology.
The solution will future proof SLT’s network by enabling it to evolve to virtualization and Software Defined Access Networks (SDAN) by software upgrade.
Kiththi Perera, chief executive officer at Sri Lanka Telecom, said: “By utilizing the fiber-technology, we are looking to expand our customer offerings and provide access to a platitude of broadband-based services.”
Upendra Samaratunge, managing director at Nokia Sri Lanka & Maldives, said: “Our fiber solutions and XGS-PON technology will help SLT build a future-ready network capable of catering to ever-growing data demands.”