Mobilink has awarded a contract to China-based telecoms equipment manufacturer Huawei to upgrade its existing network to 100 Gigabytes per second (Gbps) Optical Transport Network (OTN), a first of its kind in Pakistan. The 100Gbps OTN will be deployed across a long haul fiber network on a nationwide basis which shall facilitate Mobilink in fulfilling the ever growing data and speed requirements of subscribers and guarantee the introduction of differentiated services in a bid to remain Pakistan’s number one Telco.
The decision by Mobilink to upgrade its nationwide optical network will ensure an improved experience for its subscribers through the availability of greater bandwidth, efficiency and reliability. With the rapid development of mobile broadband services, Mobilink believes the time is right to build a technically advanced network that covers a full range of services and provides ultra-bandwidth and efficient use of network resources.
“Customer satisfaction is Mobilink’s first priority on all fronts of our business. In view of the changing customer requirements and the exponential growth of data traffic on our network we have chosen Huawei to install Pakistan’s most advanced optical network for Mobilink. I am confident that the enhancement in our network infrastructure will provide greater end-to-end quality of service and a seamless end-user experience for the many years to come.” said Jeffrey Hedberg, President & CEO Mobilink.
CEO of Huawei Pakistan, Aragon Meng said, ‘’Once the 100 Gbps OTN is deployed, services like super-sized cloud storage and Ultra High Definition (UHD) videos will be available to Mobilink users across the country, while corporate clients will be able to access huge amounts of bandwidth to satisfy their growing enterprise data and analytics requirements. This upgrade shall also ensure that Mobilink is well equipped to introduce 4G LTE services in the near future.”
Huawei is one of the leaders in telecom equipment industry and has successfully deployed several 100 Gbps OTNs around the globe. Through this unique agreement, Mobilink is taking a leadership role in utilization of optical network and offering customers the network infrastructure required to tackle the ever growing corporate & mobile broadband needs.