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Dubai World Central deploys next generation network

Smartworld rolls out Gigabit Passive Optical Network to serve Dubai aerotropolis

The NGN will deliver unprecedented networking and communication capabilities, says Ayesh.
The NGN will deliver unprecedented networking and communication capabilities, says Ayesh.

Solutions provider Smartworld has implemented a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) network for Dubai World Central.

The next generation network will be used to provide some 60 services to DWC tenant organizations, including high speed internet up to 100 MB, fax, telephone and internet leased line.

The NGN, which is based on FTTP (Fiber to the Premises) design and is capable of delivering up to 1 gigabit of bandwidth capacity to an individual office, is an ‘open access' network which will be accessible to multiple service providers.

The network will allow telecom companies to provide services to its users and at the same time cater to the requirements of backhaul bandwidth for 3G and LTE mobile networks. It will also be used by managed service providers like Smartworld to provide next generation managed services.

Rashed Bu Qara'a, chief operating officer of Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: "Smartworld's implementation of the Gigabit Passive Optical Network is an important milestone that reinforces the reputation of Dubai World Central as one of the world's most sophisticated and technologically superior aviation hubs in the world. Following the success of this project, DWC will continue to work closely and take advantage of Smartworld's specialized expertise and capabilities to develop and implement innovative technology solutions that further enhance the strategic advantage of DWC as one of the most lucrative destinations for leading multinationals, investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world."

Reyadh Ayesh, CEO, Smartworld, said: "The next-generation network unlocks more exciting possibilities for business enterprises operating at DWC, giving them unprecedented networking and communication capabilities. Moreover, the network is also designed to handle the critical requirements of DWC's Al Maktoum International Airport, with a high bandwidth and unmatched flexibility. On one hand it can allow the provisioning of ultrahigh bandwidth IP services and at the same time it caters to the legacy network, thus serving the varying needs of different customers."