Nayatel to deploy Pakistan's First Gigabit Passive Optical Network

Alcatel-Lucent has announced that Nayatel (Pvt) Ltd. is preparing to deploy the first gigabit passive optical network (GPON) in Pakistan; to provide its customers with the most advanced triple-play services – such as high-definition television, innovative telephony services and ultraband Internet access. Nayatel’s Pakistani customers can expect the new network to be up and running by the end of 2009.

“In 2005, Nayatel was the first operator to deploy a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network solution in South Asia, and today we have once again pioneered the Pakistani market by becoming the first adopter of GPON technology in the country,” says Wahaj us Siraj, CEO, Nayatel. “With Alcatel-Lucent’s industry-leading GPON solution, we will be able to offer our customers a whole new range of next-generation, ultraband applications that leverage our network’s true gigabit speeds. All in all, we will soon be able to offer our customers a service experience which was once only dreamed in this part of the world,” he adds.

“Nayatel’s GPON deployment in Pakistan, will enable their end-users to truly experience the power of next-generation triple-play services,” said Vincenzo Nesci, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in the Middle East and Africa. “This contract highlights Nayatel’s continuous confidence in our solutions and expertise,” he adds.

A passive optical network (PON) is a network architecture that brings fiber cabling and signals to the home using a point-to-multipoint scheme that enables a single optical fiber to serve multiple premises.The GPON (Gigabit passive optical network) standard differs from other PON standards in that it achieves higher bandwidth and higher efficiency.

In a PON (Passive Optical Network) architecture, one fiber is run from the optical line terminal, or OLT, in the central office to a passive splitter in a remote terminal where it is split 32 or 64 times to reach individual homes equipped with optical networking terminals. In this point-to-multipoint scenario, there are no active components in the field, and the fiber is shared.

In contrast, an active Ethernet solution in FTTH (Fiber To The Home) context is point-to-point from the central office to the home unless distance requires fiber to be aggregated in a remote cabinet and lit with active optical components from which point-to-point fiber connections are run to a network interface device at each home.

  • we pakistani should be thankful to nayatel (pvt.) ltd. for bringing this great advancement in the field of internet!! It will boost up our all IP-based infra-structure!!!!

  • I’m not too excited about this. We still don’t have FTTH through out Pakistan except in Isl only AFAIK. So, basically they’re bragging about a service that isn’t even in the top ISP’s of Pakistan.
    And I just read a while ago that people in New York are getting 100 Mbps connections through fiber optic and 50 Mbps is available in UK too.

    • As we know that “Giga bit capable passive optical networki” has so many advantages over other networks.
      so why this network is not implementing in pakistan
      Engineer Hani

  • I wish for the best here. I hope Nayatel will provide good services and prices with this revolution.

  • as per My info Some isps Like Link are using Alcatel and Lucent Technology in Their Networking.
    Thats Not New thing

    • Using Technology is something else.. bringing something new in the market is something else.. Alcatel and Lucent has history of networking products around here. But GPON network is new around in town.

  • Nayatel is already providing BPON based triple play services in Islamabad. Despite being a local company, functioning in twin cities only, there is no match to its services providing Broadband, Voice and Video over and end to end fiber connection. Scalability is also unlimited and a user can use as much b/w required provided he has the purchasing power. Moreover, Nayatel is also providing 100 Mbps + IP connection to its corporate client and has the capability to provide more. Further to this, we need to consider that FTTX is a high end solution and comes with considerably high setup cost since h/w like ONT would cost like 24000 rupees. To cope up with that high cost Nayatel also offers interest free installment plan especially to home customers. However, expanding the service to other ciites requires huge investments and investors should come up for this.

  • I have used several DSL services available in RWP/ISB and currently using Nayatel FTTH. I have found Nayatel (as well as Micronet, their parent company) best in the business.
    Not only they are providing best services but their support and professionalism is also the best in business.

  • I feel proud in Int’l market when a top is Technology in the Country. We are far ahead of in the region and middle east. MashAllah we should feel proud of highly innovative services offering to Pakistan. Only left over is 3G service and hope to see it also soon in Pakistan.

    Good luck


    Please visit to read original story. Shame on the Admin of this website who copies stuff from other site and dont even gives credit to the actual writer.

    • I stand by my story Saleem Khan..If you would have read the whole article, you would have came to the different conclusion.

      The news is out by Alcatel lucent themselves. This news has been shared all over the cyber world at various IT and telecom blogs. I got this information from their website!ut/p/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLd4x3tXDUL8h2VAQAURh_Yw!!?LMSG_CABINET=Docs_and_Resource_Ctr&LMSG_CONTENT_FILE=News_Releases_2009/News_Article_001583.xml and shared it here with the propakistani readers.

      Telecompk has published whole of the press release whereas the article here covered the Passive optical network technology itself.

      I hope i have cleared your doubts on this one.

      • Brother, don’t feel offenses but just read first paragraph. Have you got the same from Alcatel…No, you took these all line and plus many others from the other blog and then twisted it as per your needs in the end. Please refrain to use it in such way. is a blog of great Pakistani, who is serving in MIT, USA. MIT is like a dream for world. there is no harm to give credit to him. he is not running blog for commercial purposes because I know him.

        • Saleem sahab, i know him and do linkback generously whenever i take things from there.

          But i find the first paragraph on official site too (click here for reference) – so i do suspect Hidden Eyes copied it from anywhere other then PRs that are directly sent to us.

          Let’s start thinking before we say the word “shame”


  • This isn’t the new thing man. I went to their site almost 4 or 5 months ago to get an internet connection but when i find that they only provide it in islamabad i left it and using PTCL now.

  • Star communciation Services already Deployed GEPON network in Two cities of Pakistan.

    One is Sky Telecom having LL license in AKJ (Mirpur) Other is MPPL in Islamabad.

    Both are working since more than a year.

    We offer Passive & active Both FTTX/FTTH & FTTB solutions. for more info: emails plz [email protected]

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