WorldLink, Nokia Bring 100G to the Himalayas

July 10th, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

Nokia has sold some gear at the top of the world.  Nepal’s WorldLink is rolling out Nepal’s first 100G backbone, leveraging Nokia’s 1830 PSS DWDM technology to make it happen.

WorldLink is upgrading a 650km intercity network between Kathmandu, Bhairahawa, and Birgunj.  The company says it is adding 10,000 residential FTTH subscribers each month.  Given that they only have 120,000 residential and 5,000 enterprise circuits, that’s a growth rate that definitely is going to require significant network upgrades to keep pace.

Since closing its purchase of Alcatel-Lucent just over a year ago, Nokia’s momentum in the space seems to be holding up.  Not that Alcatel-Lucent’s earlier momentum was particularly awesome of course…

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