PTCL, the country’s premier Telecom and ICT services provider, has successfully deployed AirPON solution from Huawei Technologies in its Fiber Access Network.
AirPON is a unique and innovative Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) solution that leverages existing cellular mobile network infrastructure to extend fiber footprint with an improved total cost of ownership and better time to market.
AirPON employs purpose-built pre-connectorized Optical Distribution Network (ODN) components, which offers a unique, efficient, and agile deployment, that minimizes fieldwork through a plug-n-play approach, while also greatly improving the quality of installation.
The infrastructure available at cellular mobile sites is exploited for field deployment of Optical Line Terminal (OLT) equipment to serve its housing, power, and transport needs.
This solution is yet another step forward on PTCL’s roadmap for meeting rapidly growing consumer data traffic demands by expanding its Fiber Access Network in areas otherwise difficult to reach for deployment.
Jafar Khalid, Group Chief Technology Officer, PTCL Group, said, “We are committed to uplifting our customer experience through the adoption of state-of-the-art products & solutions. PTCL and Huawei achieved another milestone by successfully introducing the AirPON solution in our Network. We continue to invest in new technologies and products to modernize our network, with a major emphasis on expediting the reach of the high-speed fiber access network to maximum customers, and the AirPON solution will be a key enabler in meeting this ambition.”
Ahmed Bilal Masud, Huawei Pakistan Deputy CEO, stated, “Huawei is always committed to working closely with PTCL Group to explore the right solutions for meeting the evolving business requirements.”
He added, “Our goal is to offer innovative solutions to PTCL Group, while committing to minimize the deployment cost and time to market, with network simplification and emerging technologies. We believe that AirPON will pave the way for increasing fiber reach in the country, and support PTCL to offer fast internet services to its valuable customers.”