Breaking Barriers: Nokia 600G Network Takes Pakistan by Storm

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Nokia 600G and Cybernet: Transforming Pakistan’s Telecommunications Landscape with 600Gbps DWDM Network

In a groundbreaking partnership, Nokia 600G, a global technology leader, and Cybernet, Pakistan’s leading fixed-line telecommunications provider, have jointly announced the deployment of Pakistan’s first-ever Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network, operating at a remarkable 600Gbps per wavelength. This pioneering development marks a significant milestone in Pakistan’s telecommunications history, promising a high-capacity, robust network that caters to the ever-increasing demands of both consumers and enterprises across the country.


Unveiling the Power of DWDM Technology

Nokia 600G and DWDM technology, short for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing, is a cutting-edge optical communication technique that allows multiple data signals to be transmitted simultaneously over a single optical fiber. In the case of Cybernet’s new network, this technology operates at an astonishing 600Gbps per wavelength. This translates to an unprecedented capacity, ensuring that even the most bandwidth-hungry customers can experience seamless, high-quality broadband services.

Enhancing Network Capacity

The primary objective of deploying this advanced DWDM network is to enhance Cybernet’s network capacity. It effectively connects Cybernet’s main metro sites, providing the necessary infrastructure to support the growing demands for fast and high-quality broadband services across Pakistan. With an increasing number of individuals and businesses relying on digital connectivity, this upgrade is poised to be a game-changer for the nation.

A Global Perspective

As part of their strategic expansion, Cybernet has also strengthened its global presence by establishing international points of presence (POPs) in various key locations, including Barka (Oman), Marseille (France), Fujairah (UAE), and Singapore. These international POPs now utilize the advanced IXP (Internet Exchange Point) platform powered by Nokia’s cutting-edge 7750 SR and 7250 IXR routers. This platform ensures optimal connection capacity to meet the current and future requirements of Cybernet’s global peering community members.

Internet, EVPN, and MPLS-Based Services

At its international POPs, Cybernet offers a range of services, including Internet, Ethernet Virtual Private Network (EVPN), and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based services, all enriched with a rich Quality of Service (QoS). This ensures that customers can enjoy a seamless and high-quality experience when accessing the internet and other network services.

The Race for High-Speed Broadband

In today’s digital age, the demand for high-speed broadband access and network speeds is higher than ever. Telecommunication operators worldwide are exploring ways to upgrade their optical networks to meet this surging demand. Cybernet, committed to ensuring its customers have access to high-speed services, joined forces with Nokia to deploy a future-proof optical network that can deliver over 600Gbps per lambda.

The Role of Nokia’s PSS 1830 Optical Transport Platform

Central to the success of this venture is Nokia’s PSS 1830 optical transport platform. This innovative technology empowers Cybernet to effectively scale its network capacity to a staggering 28Tbs. Such a vast capacity enables Cybernet to serve both broadband and enterprise customers, ensuring seamless connectivity across Pakistan.

Embracing Advanced Technology

Cybernet’s successful implementation of Nokia’s advanced integrated Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) architecture, based on flexgrid technology, offers a new level of flexibility and efficiency. With this deployment, Cybernet can optimize and extend the reach of its optical network, ensuring that customers receive the best possible experience.

Software Management and Control

In addition to the advanced hardware, Nokia’s WaveSuite service enablement automation software equips Cybernet with the tools necessary to increase operational efficiency. Customers, both in the broadband and enterprise sectors, stand to benefit from low latency, superior quality of services, and an overall enhanced user experience.

A Testimonial of Success

Maroof Ali Shahani, the Chief Operating Officer of Cybernet, expressed his satisfaction with the partnership, stating, “Using Nokia’s innovative in-house PSE-Vs chipset with super-coherent optical engines allows us to connect our main sites while also giving us headroom to grow our capacity efficiently and cost-effectively. Through our partnership with Nokia, we can meet our customers’ increasing demand for the best connectivity services while also enabling them to benefit from the latest innovations within optical technology.”

Manuel Ortiz Fernandez, Vice President of EMEA Webscale business at Nokia, highlighted the significance of this achievement, noting, “Having a high-speed optical network that enables the delivery of its advanced IXP platform powered by Nokia 600G routers is critical for Cybernet to keep up with today’s fast-paced digital landscape. We are excited to help bring Pakistan its first 600G optical network that helps Cybernet’s ability to transfer data, reduce latency, improve network reliability and achieve significant cost savings.”


The collaboration between Nokia 600G and Cybernet marks a momentous stride in Pakistan’s telecommunications sector. The deployment of the 600Gbps DWDM network ensures that the nation is well-prepared to meet the escalating demand for high-speed connectivity. With Cybernet’s unwavering commitment to its customers and Nokia’s innovative technology, Pakistan’s digital landscape is poised for significant transformation.

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