Finnish multinational telecommunications major Nokia announced the successful completion of the first 25GPON trial in Turkey with Turk Telekom.
The trial, which was conducted at Turk Telekom Ankara Innovation Center, is claimed to have achieved 10 times higher bandwidth than is possible with existing GPON networks, said a press release.
"The laboratory trial achieved downstream speeds of 20Gbps over a single wavelength," it said.
Yusuf Kırac, CTO of Turk Telekom, said, "Our goal is to provide better service quality to our consumer and corporate customers with faster and higher capacity technologies. The 25G PON solution we tested with Nokia achieves approximately 10 times higher bandwidth than is possible with existing GPON networks."
"Our trials demonstrated 20 Gbps for downstream and 9.1 Gbps for upstream which will enable us to support better quality for upcoming services such as 16K TV, 3D 360 degree videos, and augmented & virtual reality experiences,” he added.
Ozgur Erzincan, General Manager of Nokia Turkey said: “Global investments in fiber underline the importance of competitive advantage brought by high-speed networks. Nokia is the leader in 10Gb/s symmetrical PON and is the only manufacturer to offer a seamless transition to 25G speeds. We are happy to support Türk Telekom in deploying all three generations of PON technology powered by Nokia's Quillion chipset simultaneously, enabling Turkey's first 25G PON network, and providing high-speed broadband to customers in Turkey's largest fiber (FTTH) network.”