We are quite aware of the suffering invited by frequent buffering while using the internet. ISPs (Internet Service Providers) promise high-speed internet and levy the subscribers a hefty tariff, yet the services are quite far from the advertising statements. And the subscribers are always engulfed in dissatisfaction. Now this problem will be soon left to the past as Nokia and WorldLink are upgrading a 650 km long backbone network for Super-Fast Broadband services.
Sanjay Malik, head of India Market, at Nokia, said: “We are proud to be part of WorldLink’s vision to transform Nepal’s communications architecture by providing the first 100G transport network. Nokia’s highly scalable optical platform will ensure low latency and high resiliency, and allow WorldLink to cost-effectively increase network capacity as needed.”
The upgrade uses Nokia’s 1830 PSS (Photonic Service Switch) DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology with the intercity network extending from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa and Birgunj. With this super-fast connectivity, not only Nepal will be benefitted but also the countries on the proximity like India.
Samit Jana, CTO, WorldLink, said: “WorldLink has a commitment to Nepal to transform the communications landscape so that our people and enterprises thrive. This is our largest project to date and it will allow us to provide ultra-fast broadband services for our mobile and fixed network subscribers in cities as well as rural areas across the country.”
This new technology is powered by the Nokia’s most programmable chipset, which employs Photonic Service Engine-2 with super coherent technology (PSE-2s). So, this technology will be used to enable WorldLink to increase its network capacity, reach and density. So, with this upgrades done, users will be privileged to load and stream bandwidth-hungry entertainment like HD videos, 4K videos and Internet TV with ease.
WorldLink, the fixed broadband operator in Nepal is currently serving 120,000 residential broadband subscribers and 5,000 enterprise broadband circuits. It is now connecting 10,000 residential Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) service subscribers every month.
Source: Press release from Nokia