UAE's Etisalat first in MENA to develop 400 Gbps technology

Cooperationw with Huawei is aimed at deploying more efficient high-speed fiber services across Etisalat networks to meet growing customer demand

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UAE’s Etisalat Group unveiled on Thursday plans to develop an advanced category of fiber network technology in joint cooperation with global ICT solutions provider Huawei, in an effort to meet its rising service demand across the Middle East and North Africa.

The telecommunication giant will be the first in the MENA to develop a Single Carrier 400 Gbps Technology, which it said will help it unify its transmission networks and benefit from lower power consumption, as well as simplified management and scheduling practices across its infrastructure.

“There is growing service demand from businesses and consumers, and we believe this Single Carrier 400Gbps technology will increase performance in the coming years,” says Hatem Bamatraf, Chief Technology Officer at Etisalat Group.

Alan Wang, President of Huawei Etisalat Global Key Account, said: “This latest agreement not only enhances our partnership with Etisalat in technology innovation, but will help Etisalat to benefit from more integrated ICT solutions that make a real impact on the customer experience.”

The Single Carrier 400Gbps technology requires only a single optical transceiver system to be utilized by the operator, according to press statement by Etisalat Media Desk.

400Gbps system with a single carrier wave would provide the operator with high integration capabilities and high availability, coupled with lower power consumption. Because only one carrier wave is used, the technology also makes management and scheduling on the transmission network easier compared to other multi-carrier solutions.

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