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Nepal’s first 100G optical network being built by Nokia & WorldLink

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In a press release today, Nokia announced that they are building the Nepal’s first 100G optical network along with WorldLink – the country’s largest broadband operator. The network upgrade will provide WorldLink customers with high-quality services including internet TV and 4K video.

This is by far the biggest project by the operator. The company is upgrading 650 Km long backbone network which stretches from Kathmandu (the capital city) to Bhairahawa and Birgunj. The network also provides international connectivity between Nepal and other countries (including India).

Choosing Nokia as the providing partner helps them gain access to the cutting edge technology developed by Nokia. The network will use Nokia’s 7830 PSSes (Photonic Service Switch) which are powered by PSE-2 (Photonic Service Engine-2). Nokia claims that the PSE-2 are the industry’s most programmable chipsets.

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.”


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