Nokia has deployed 25Gbps-capable PON-based fibre broadband access technology for Vodafone Qatar in the Msheireb Smart City district.
The Msheireb Downtown Doha project is described on its website as “the world’s first fully built smart and sustainable city district”. Vodafone Qatar claims that its subscribers in the district will have access to the Middle East’s fastest residential fibre speeds, and indeed has stated its intention to demonstrate speeds of up to 100Gbps using a Nokia Bell Labs prototype.
Msheireb Properties CEO Ali Mohamed Al-Kuwari said: “Smart City Msheireb Downtown Doha will be at the forefront of technological innovations in Qatar and the Middle East, and adopt Vodafone’s latest data technology which offers unprecedented internet speed of up to 25Gbps to the users.”
Toni Pellegrino of Nokia MEA added: “We at Nokia are proud to deploy the country’s first 25G PON network for Vodafone Qatar to support the Msheireb smart city services with our innovative technology. We are looking forward to supporting our long-term partner Vodafone Qatar to demonstrate the power of next generation fibre networks to enable pioneering services for residential consumers and enterprises.”