Zong upgrades backbone network to 100G

06 Nov 2017

China Mobile's Pakistani subsidiary Zong has upgraded its backbone network with 100Gbps technology to accommodate demand from its growing customer base.

The operator has expanded its backbone capacity by over 10 times compared to its previous 10Gbps backhaul network.

Zong launched 4G services in 2014 and currently operates the country's largest 4G network with around 10,500 cell sites nationwide. The company currently has a more than 70% share of the 4G market.

The operator is expanding its OTN backbone network to ensure ample capacity for its 4G subscribers and to future proof the network for later core network upgrades.

“We are extremely excited to have successfully implemented this upgrade in record time, without any outages or downtimes on our network,” Zong head of corporate affairs and strategy Maham Dard said.

“Zong 4G is the only cellular operator that remains committed to investing in nothing less than the cutting edge, continuously employing some of the most advanced technology available. I am confident that, this enhancement to our network infrastructure will contribute greatly to quality of service and end-user experience for many years to come.”

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