WorldLink to build Nepal's first 100G OTN

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Nepal's WorldLink has engaged Nokia to deploy the nation's first 100G optical network.

WorldLink, Nepal's largest fixed broadband operator, is upgrading its 650km backbone network with Nokia's PSS DWDM technology.

The backbone network spans from capital Kathmandu to the cities of Bhairahawa and Birgunj, and provides international connectivity between Nepal and countries including India.

WorldLink has an estimated 120,000 residential broadband subscribers and 5,000 enterprise broadband circuits. The operator is currently connecting 10,000 residential FTTH subscribers per month, and is conducting the upgrade to help meet the fast-growing demand for network capacity.

"WorldLink has a commitment to Nepal to transform the communications landscape so that our people and enterprises thrive,” the operator's CTO Samit Jana said.

“This is our largest project to date and it will allow us to provide ultra-fast broadband services for our mobile and fixed network subscribers in cities as well as rural areas across the country."

Nokia head of India Sanjay Malik added that the company is "proud to be part of WorldLink's vision to transform Nepal's communications architecture by providing the first 100G transport network. Nokia's highly scalable optical platform will ensure low latency and high resiliency, and allow WorldLink to cost-effectively increase network capacity as needed."

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