Ooredoo Qatar leverages 50GPON tech to deliver 50Gbps fibre connectivity

Homes and businesses in Qatar will have access to 50Gbps-capable fibre after Ooredoo said it would be the first operator in the world to deploy 50GPON connectivity.

The Doha based telecommunications company said the new technology enables consumers to use high-bandwidth latency-sensitive applications such as 8k-interactive video applications, online collaboration and coordination solutions, 3D cloud design, high-graphic/high-quality AI applications and more.

50GPON was officially adopted as the evolution standard after 10GPON by the ITU standardisation body. It enables super-fast connectivity of up to 50Gbps on a single connection.

Sheikh Ali Bin Jabor Al Thani, chief executive officer at Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We’re proud to be the first operator globally capable of deploying such powerful technology, which aligns perfectly with our overarching aim of upgrading our customers’ worlds.”

Initial deployment will be for B2B customers and areas that require high-speed connectivity, with roll-out to consumers – for 8k content and AR/VR gaming, as an example – to follow.

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