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PTCL issues LOI to Konnect Holden Limited (KHL) for GPON Nationwide (15K OSP lines)

Filed in Broadband , Internet   @   2 December 2010 2 comments

by Shahzad Sarwar Aziz

GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) is a latest technology in a broadband to deliver triple-play to the subscriber’s doorstep using optical fiber cable as a media. This blazing fast network will provide its customers with the most advanced (voice, video and data) services – such as high-definition television, innovative telephony services and ultra band Internet access.

GPON (ITU-T G.984) supports higher rates, enhanced security, and choice of Layer 2 protocol (ATM, GEM, Ethernet). In first phase also known commonly as “trail phase’ the ISP (In side plant) the active components of the network, is awarded to Huawei in South and Ericson in Central & North Pakistan.

PTCL has awarded LOI to KHL for the outdoor network (ODN) implementation nationwide which is considered to be most tedious and expensive part in such type of deployments. KHL has won this based on its expertise in ODN implementations as well as now being the largest  leading vendor with such an experience in Pakistan & in International Markets.

KHL team has shown its continuous efforts of success and its markets share by achieving such a mile stone where it has been chosen as a single Turnkey implementer by PTCL for a reasonably complex network of GPON. KHL is now well recognized locally and internationally as a turnkey service provider & integrator in fiber connectivity, Managed Services, Supply Chain Management, O&M and Telecom Infrastructure Development as EPC vendor & integrator. Over the years, KHL has successfully deployed over 12,000 Km of OSP/ OFC works beside catering all major International OEM vendors and Operators in Pakistan for different project deployment and services.

FTTH and FTTB (Fiber to the home & Fiber to the Building) are not new names to many in the telecommunications field, but for masses this implementation in selected areas of Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad will bring an amazing experience with triple play services, net surfing and file transfers/downloads at a blazing speed and it will be an experience enjoyed by 15,000 subscribers of this trail deployment through PTCL networks, a true success story for PTCL in days ahead. However, sources tell us that another 150K deployment is already in the bidding stage with PTCL with various ISP vendors trying their luck to enter into this emerging market in Pakistan. The ODN survey and design has been a major success for KHL as they have contributed towards PTCL success by achieving this mile stone already prior to commencement of 15K trial project and for the future 150K lines all across Pakistan.

“PTCL has the largest deployed  fiber network in a country, and today once again pioneered the Pakistani market by initiating the deployment of GPON technology in the country. With industry-leading PTCL GPON solution, PTCL will be able to offer customers a whole new range of next-generation, ultra band applications that leverage network’s true gigabit speeds. In all, PTCL will soon be able to offer its customers a service experience which was once only dreamed in this part of the world. “sources commented”.

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Dec 3, 2010
5:32 PM
#1 Musarrat :

Is it any different from Nayatel? when are they planning to launch?

Jul 10, 2011
3:34 PM
#2 aziz :

Nayatel is just in Islamabad & this is nationwide. It is just a trail phase. Expected launch is October 2011 in sector F11 Islamabad, Gulberg Exchange Lahore and cantt exchange Karachi.

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