Sri Lanka Telecom taps Nokia for FTTH network

Created July 15, 2020
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Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT), one of the leading telecom service providers in Sri Lanka, will deploy an FTTH network based on Nokia’s fibre technology. Supporting its accelerated fibre initiative, the deployment enables SLT to bring high-speed broadband services to more than 200,000 enterprise and residential users across the country.

SLT is rapidly enhancing its broadband footprint in Sri Lanka to better respond to growing ultra-broadband demand from customers. With Nokia’s fibre solution, SLT can provide customers with high symmetrical download and upload speeds along with new enhanced broadband services supported by next generation XGS-PON technology. The solution will future proof SLT’s network by enabling it to evolve to virtualisation and Software Defined Access Networks (SDAN) by software upgrade.

Kiththi Perera, chief executive officer at Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, said, “We are pleased to partner with Nokia to bring unparalleled data speeds to our enterprise and residential users. By fully utilising the fibre-technology, we are looking to expand our customer offerings and provide access to a platitude of broadband-based services. Together SLT and Nokia will continue working towards the ultimate goal of improving broadband connectivity in Sri Lanka.”

Upendra Samaratunge, managing director at Nokia Sri Lanka & Maldives, said, “We are excited to support SLT’s fibre initiative and provide the tools, resources and expertise that the company needs to deliver enhanced broadband access to customers. Our fibre solutions and XGS-PON technology will help SLT build a future-ready network capable of catering to ever-growing data demands.”

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.