Nokia and Sri Lanka Telecom deploy next generation fibre network

Nokia and Sri Lanka Telecom deploy next generation fibre network

Sri Lanka Telecom is deploying a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network based on Nokia’s fibre technology.

Supporting its accelerated fibre 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 fibre 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 virtualisation and Software Defined Access Networks (SDAN) by software upgrade.

Kiththi Perera, Chief Executive Officer at Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, said: “By fully utilising the fibre-technology, we are looking to expand our customer offerings and provide access to…broadband-based services.”

Upendra Samaratunge, Managing Director at Nokia Sri Lanka & Maldives, said: “Our fibre solutions and XGS-PON technology will help SLT build a future-ready network capable of catering to ever-growing data demands.”


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