The Pakistan Telecommunication Firm Limited (PTCL) performed the nation’s first trial of one-terabit (one trillion bits or pieces of binary data) transit capacity per wavelength on Wednesday, according to a press release issued by the company.
The testing was done in partnership with Nokia in a live network environment. The PTCL Metro Transport Network was upgraded to one terabit per channel, and its capacity was increased to 32 terabits per fiber.
One terabit per second is sufficient to download the complete Game of Thrones season in HD in under two seconds and simultaneously accommodate 300,000 HD video zoom calls.
According to the press release, the trial was based on Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine Transport Technology, which was developed to maximize network capacity and give a better customer experience with faster and higher bandwidth.
“This pilot transformation will enable the transport network for future technologies while offering new opportunities for industry and individuals,” the document states. This is yet another step in PTCL’s plan to prepare its network infrastructure for the growing data traffic demands of high-speed services and bandwidth-intensive applications, such as ultra-HD video streaming, industrial automation, smart cities, and e-learning platforms for its subscribers and enterprise clients.
The chief technology officer of PTCL Group, Jafar Khalid, stated that digitizing the customer experience would facilitate the ever-increasing need for data flow from corporate and consumer segments.
Mr. Khalid stated that Nokia’s cutting-edge technology and expertise enabled the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) to test bandwidths of up to one terabit, which will help provide a superior customer experience and facilitate the expansion of our transport network capacity across Pakistan.
Flexgrid architecture enabled PTCL to modernize and enhance its optical network to give individuals and businesses “fast and dependable network connectivity.”