PUSHING THE LIMITS
Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar announced that they have broken the 40 Gbps download and upload speed landmark during a pilot test conducted in Doha. According to the announcement the companies used Nokia’s next-generation fibre technology over the existing single fibre network as the overlay to achieve the speed. This technology delivers four additional wavelengths than conventional fibre cables with each layer giving 10 Gbps upload and download speeds at the same time. Ooredoo is experimenting on increasing the speed after initially launching 1 Gbps fibre services along with trials for 10 Gbps fibre-to-the-home earlier this year.