CG Net Picks Nokia to deploy GPON for high-speed broadband in Kathmandu

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Nokia has announced that CG NET will deploy its Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) solution as part of an extensive Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) roll-out across the Kathmandu Valley.

Nokia’s solution will allow CG NET to cost-effectively scale its network in line with the growing demand for a high-speed broadband network due to increased consumption of video, OTT content, and online education.

Nokia’s solution will enable CG NET to offer fastest broadband speeds in the market and competitive service offering for IPTV, gaming, remote work and remote education. In addition, it will allow for efficient future upgrade to next-generation technologies and Software Defined Access networks, leveraging the same access platform. The project includes Nokia consumer fiber modems to ensure premium digital experiences within the user premises.

Nokia is a global market leader in fiber broadband with more than 300 GPON deployments worldwide.

Nirvana Chaudhary, Managing Director, CG NET, said: “There is a growing demand for high-speed, quality broadband as people are using the internet for every aspect of their lives. Nepal’s broadband market is increasingly competitive. CG NET has all the potential and ambition to become a digitally innovative responsible telecom group. We are confident that Nokia’s solution will enable us to be fast to market with reliable, high speed services, and position us for future growth.”

Vinish Bawa, Head of Emerging Business at Nokia India, said: “Fiber broadband is being deployed in almost every country. With more than 1,000 broadband projects worldwide, Nokia has experience and expertise to support operators in diverse markets in addressing their unique challenges. We are excited to work with CG NET to build a high capacity network that will enable them to address new opportunities and deliver exciting experiences to the subscribers.”