Etisalat and Huawei team up to deliver first MEA 10Gbps broadband service

Etisalat UAE, a leading telecom service provider together with Huawei, a leading global ICT (information and communications technology solutions) provider, have announced the successful collaboration of a new FTTH solution to provide 10Gbps broadband service.

Consumers today require high internet speeds for real-time 4K video streaming, low-latency cloud gaming, desk cloud system, and large file transfers. The launch of the 10Gbps service will enable users to experience and enjoy the fastest broadband speed available in the region today.

Esmaeel Alhammadi, Etisalat Senior Vice President, Network Development said, “The new broadband technology demonstrates that our existing network is capable of supporting future, next-generation PON (Passive Optical Network) technology. Etisalat constantly assesses new technology to expand our capabilities and to enhance our ability to support traffic growth demand from our customers.”

“Enabling a better connected world is a vision that both Huawei and Etisalat share for our customers. By partnering once again with Etisalat on this 10G consumer broadband case, we have set the stage for developing intelligent management capabilities that can increase access to the modern information society,” said Poundss Peng, President of Huawei Etisalat Global Key Account.

It is the first time that the Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and XG- PON ONT (another term for 10G-PON) have been tested in the MEA region.