SMANNAI at qtel.com.qa
Sun Aug 12 23:13:00 GMT 2007
This is interesting Fahad, as matter of fact, Bahrain is will suited, at least from my own personal estimate, for such deployment (xPON in any flavor), however, to consider xPON seriously there should be a need, just like peering; where the need is to reduce transit traffic. saving on cost and gaining on network performance.
I've had a discussion with my colleagues in Qtel, re: the technology evolvement roadmap, now looking at what is possible (of course we are now talking 'almost' about FTTH):
1. household will be able to connect (IP connection) at highier speed than the traditional xDSL (including aDSL 2+).
2. once achieved, then the possibilities are open: IPTV in HD mode (of course this what would first strike any bodys mind), and so on.
now the question is had any operator/service provider seen a value out in xPON?
From: menog-bounces at menog.net on behalf of Fahad AlShirawi
Sent: Thu 8/9/2007 9:15 AM
To: menog at menog.net
Subject: [menog] PON
I just thought I'd start up another topic of interest to network operators.
PONs. Network overheads are supposed to be greatly reduced and operations
more streamlined with the technology. Also, the structure of deployment is
changed so there are lower dig costs and, as a result of reduced capex,
higher IRR rates.
We've deployed PON in Bahrain and we love it. Still, Bahrain is small. I am
interested in finding out if anyone has deployed it on a much bigger scale
and what their experience is? What technical challenges did they face?
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