Worldlink to upgrade existing FTTH network to 10 Gbps XGS-PON technology

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Worldlink, the country’s largest ISP, is soon upgrading its current FTTH network with XGS-PON technology. This will make it the first firm in Nepal to upgrade to XGS-PON for its network. Read along to know more about the Worldlink XGS-PON technology. 

Worldlink XGS-PON Overview:

What is XGS-PON?

Before diving into the story, let’s first discuss what is PON technology in general. 

Passive optical network, or PON, is a telecommunications technology that employs fiber-optic to transfer data from a single source to multiple endpoints. XGS-PON, on the other hand, is an upgraded standard for PON that can handle data transfers of 10 Gigabits.

But, the most significant advantage of this technology is that it enables symmetrical data transmission in both the upstream and downstream directions. This means—contrary to the current trend—users will experience the same upload and download speeds. 

Current system

Worldlink currently relies on Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology for data transmission and it does not provide symmetric download and upload speeds. Additionally, it has a download speed of 2.5 Gbps and an upload speed of just 1.25 Gbps. As a result, XGS-PON deployment in Worldlink’s infrastructure will not only enable symmetric data transfer but will also be able to meet rising bandwidth demand.

Furthermore, this technology has slightly lower latency, and each XGS-PON port will theoretically be able to give internet connections to 256 clients, which is double the present 128 users. 

Testing and Launch

Worldlink has already completed the necessary tests to update the company’s Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON). It has also announced plans to upgrade its current FTTH network to the XGS-PON network beginning next week. 

Moreover, thanks to this technology, Worldlink will now be able to provide consumers with connections that are faster than 1Gbps. For even better service, the ISP giant is planning to test 25G-PON in the near future in partnership with Nokia.

  • Meanwhile, check out our review of Worldlink’s 300Mbps Mesh WiFi.