[Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dec 21, 2023] etisalat by e& and Huawei announced the completion earlier this month of the world’s first 1.6Tbps per wavelength technology trial on an optical transport network, marking a major industry milestone in the ultra-high-speed optical industry.

This technical achievement demonstrates that etisalat by e& is fully prepared for transmission technologies towards 100T network platform for hyperscale cloud computing and accelerating the 10 Giga UAE Initiative that involves providing 10 Gbps connectivity to individuals, homes, and enterprises.

etisalat by e& continues leading the optical industry with advanced innovative solutions and early technology adoption. The 1.6Tbps per wavelength technology tested by etisalat by e& in collaboration with Huawei is part of its efforts to provide the most advanced and robust network in UAE. Specifically, it demonstrates the capability of 1.6Tbps on DC-centric OSN 9800 Kepler platform will not only address the growing demand of capacity from cloud-based business services, enhanced home broadband and 5G services, but also reduce the per-Gbit power consumption by 65% compared to current industry platforms, laying a solid foundation for modern digitalization and environment-friendly future.

Khalid Murshed, Chief Technology & Information Officer, etisalat by e&, said: “We are committed to delivering a premium experience to our customers and are excited to bring this latest optical technology to the UAE. The 1.6Tbps innovation is a result of our focus on delivering outstanding customer experiences. This is part of our network transformation journey to provide one of the fastest and energy efficient connectivity for hyperscale computing while also surpassing customer expectations by providing superior experience.”

“We enjoyed working with etisalat by e& to complete the joint trial of 1.6Tbps optical solution”, said Victor Zhou, President of Huawei's Optical Transmission Domain. "Huawei will continue to carry out technological innovation and research to provide etisalat by e& towards 100T network, support Etisalat improve user experience, and create greater business value"

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