True & ZTE release Thailand’s First 50G PON Prototype

True Online and ZTE Corporation have launched the first 50G PON prototype in Thailand, intended to upgrade the country’s fixed-network broadband infrastructure.

As a next-generation PON access technology, 50G PON supports a wide range of scenarios and applications. In addition to providing ultra-broadband access for families, 50G PON supports innovative services such as 5G, Cloud VR, Telehealth, and industrial intelligent manufacturing for high bandwidth, low latency and jitter, and clock synchronization requirements. These characteristics are expected to support industrial development and spread the dividends of digital economy throughout the country.

Speaking at the launch, Dylan Jin, Account Director of ZTE Thailand, said that gigabit home broadband services are currently widely used in Thailand, and the basic fixed network is evolving from G PON to 10G PON. Based on True Online’s network bandwidth capabilities, 50G PON services will expand fiber networks and increase operational efficiency to enable the launch of further innovative devices, products and service to meet growing consumer demand.

The 50G PON prototype was tested at the launch event and, based on the verification of key performance, the ultra-wide transmission rates of downlink 43.90Gbps and uplink 23.30Gbps were achieved. Compared with 10G PON, the key performance parameters have been greatly improved, and can support the scenarios of future 10Gbps access, meeting the network transmission requirements of digital transformation in the industry.

As Thailand’s largest fixed-network broadband operator, True Online has been committed to researching new technologies to improve the quality of Thai people’s life. True and ZTE will continue their research on technological evolution, home interconnection, and industrial applications, which will continue to improve the life experience of Thai people through technological innovation in the future, and will also consolidate the infrastructure base of Thailand’s digital economy.