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June 29, 2022


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Telecom Egypt and Huawei collaborate to successfully implement the first broadband experience in Africa

Telecom Egypt, the first integrated telecom operator in Egypt and one of the largest submarine cable operators in the region, has collaborated with Huawei, a leader in ICT Solutions, on the successful completion of the first 50 GPON broadband network trial in Africa, where 50 GPON technology is the latest fiber optic technology that provides super connection speeds over fiber optic networks up to 50 gigabits per second, allowing consumers and businesses to better and safer use of broadband. This step represents a milestone in the joint cooperation between Telecom Egypt and Huawei.

The test revealed that the upload and download rate of the broadband model (50 GPON) from Huawei matches the standard requirements, and it was also confirmed that it is able to manage the optical network modules (GPON ONTs50), and its ability to support the functionality of (50G/10G PON) bundled, and is compatible with the existing fiber optic network without the need to create a new network where (50 GPON) corresponds to the optical distribution network (ODN) on optical devices for future development.
In recent years, new services, such as Ultra-HD videos (UHD), virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) and industrial digitization, have imposed higher requirements when connecting to the network, and broadband technology (50 GPON) can efficiently meet the requirements of future network application development.

The 50 GPON broadband technology is currently defined as the next-generation fiber-optic (PON) technology, officially approved by the ITU-T telecommunication standards authority, and is characterized by its ability to provide speeds of up to 50 Gbps, with a high level of security and reliability, representing a quantum leap in the telecommunications sector and user experience.

The 50 GPON technology provides customers with the opportunity to enjoy a fast and seamless internet experience, such as downloading high-resolution movies, streaming 8K video, and online games, while the 50 GPON technology provides the business community and companies with meeting their growing bandwidth needs, such as business cloud applications, Visual Communications, and artificial intelligence, while allowing governments to provide advanced electronic and digital services to citizens, such as e-education, e-healthcare, and e-government services.

The 50 GPON broadband technology and the service verification process completed by the two companies indicate the smooth development of the PON network, which lays solid foundations for the widespread deployment of 50 GPON broadband technology in the future. This test is also a key step in the cooperation between Huawei and Telecom Egypt, which together will continue the joint technological innovation of 50 GPON technology in order to stimulate the digital transformation process in Egypt.

Mohamed Nasr, managing director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, said: “to enable our customers to always benefit from the best in the field of optical fiber while taking advantage of our widespread networks, it is necessary to use technologies that improve the performance of our customers, as broadband technology (50 GPON) will strengthen the overall strategy of Telecom Egypt to develop network infrastructure, builds a better and more flexible basis for broadband infrastructure besides its role in maintaining the leading position of Telecom Egypt in Africa. He expressed his happiness with the cooperation with Huawei, the reliable partner of Telecom Egypt over the years, which confirms the strategic approach towards the company’s constant pursuit to provide the latest technological solutions and services to its customers.”

For his part, Jim Liu, CEO of Huawei Egypt, said: “We are proud of our partnership with Telecom Egypt, which confirms our constant keenness to provide the latest advanced technological solutions and services and Huawei’s commitment to developing and enhancing the technological infrastructure to keep pace with the continuous and significant increase in broadband usage rates in Egypt, which is reflected positively on the level of service provided to consumers and companies, and in line with the state strategy for digital transformation Egypt 2030.”

It is worth mentioning that Huawei continues to provide its efforts in the field of innovation and value creation to develop basic digital technologies that drive digital transformation, and aims to build a fully connected smart world in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030.

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