Nokia has announced that Subisu, a leading internet service provider in Nepal, has deployed key products from Nokia’s optical portfolio to expand into new markets and provide improved quality of services to its subscribers. Following this deployment, Subisu’s subscribers will enjoy an improved network and will be able to upgrade their existing bandwidth up to 1 Gbps. Those in underserved areas will be able to enjoy high-speed broadband and high-definition Internet Protocol television (IPTV).
The announcement is closely aligned with the Nepalese government’s Digital Nepal program, which aims to leverage disruptive technologies to drive overall social and economic growth. Nepal has seen rapid digital adoption in recent years, with mobile penetration already exceeding 100% and Internet usage at around 60% and rising.
Nokia’s industry-leading optical technology will allow Subisu to address the growing subscriber demand for more network capacity [ including growing demands from enterprises]. Nokia has now deployed its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology at 11 locations across the country. This will allow Subisu to deliver the 100G optical technology that customers are demanding, ensuring higher capacity and reach as well as easy scalability.
The deployment follows Subisu’s deployment last year of Nokia’s Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) solution for bringing Digital Television and IPTV services to its subscribers in Province 2 in Nepal.
Binaya Mohan Saud, CEO Subisu: “We are committed to using the latest technology to provide best-in-class services to our subscribers with this multiple 100G capacity box. In the past, we were trying to meet the demand for more capacity by adding a multiple of 10G. However, frequent upgrades were time-consuming. With this initiative, we will be able to realize our business objective of adding new revenue streams and bringing the latest services to our subscribers. We have a longstanding relationship with Nokia, and are excited to leverage their solution and expertise for this crucial initiative. This project will also help us to differentiate our services based on the quality of networks.”
Vinish Bawa, Head of Emerging Business India Market, Nokia: “We are proud and honored to be selected to execute this significant project. Our proven optical technology cost-effectively facilitates extremely low latency and higher-capacity networks, ensuring a superior quality of experience for the end-user. This solution will enable Subisu to meet the growing bandwidth requirement of its customers and also enable them to break into new market segments. Both consumers and businesses in Nepal will benefit.”