Nokia and Sri Lanka Telecom Deploy Fiber Optic Network


Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT), one of the leading telecom service providers in Sri Lanka, will deploy a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network based on Nokia’s fiber technology. Supporting its accelerated fiber initiative, the deployment enables SLT to bring new, high-speed broadband services to more than 200,000 enterprise and residential users across the country.

SLT is rapidly enhancing its broadband footprint in Sri Lanka to better respond to growing ultra-broadband demand from customers. With Nokia’s fiber solution, SLT can provide customers with high symmetrical download and upload speeds along with new enhanced broadband services supported by next-generation XGS-PON technology. The solution will future proof SLT’s network by enabling it to evolve to virtualization and Software-Defined Access Networks (SDAN) by software upgrade.

Kiththi Perera, Chief Executive Officer at Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, said: “We are pleased to partner with Nokia to bring unparalleled data speeds to our enterprise and residential users. By fully utilizing the fiber-technology, we are looking to expand our customer offerings and provide access to a platitude of broadband-based services. Together SLT and Nokia will continue working towards the ultimate goal of improving broadband connectivity in Sri Lanka.”

Upendra Samaratunge, Managing Director at Nokia Sri Lanka & Maldives, said: “We are excited to support SLT’s fiber initiative and provide the tools, resources, and expertise that the company needs to deliver enhanced broadband access to customers. Our fiber solutions and XGS-PON technology will help SLT build a future-ready network capable of catering to ever-growing data demands.”

Sri Lanka Telecom is the first in the country to bring 10Gpbs broadband service to customers in Sri Lanka using Nokia’s next-generation fiber technology. Nokia solutions extend the SLT fiber network to cover more than 200,000 customers.

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