Nepal Telecom preparing to distribute new landlines through Optical Network Unit

Nepal Telecom (NT) is preparing to distribute new telephone lines through Optical Network Unit (ONU) and Multi Service Access Node (MSAN) in the newly expanded residential areas.

“NT has already started to distribute the telephone lines under the Optical Network Unit technology in the pocket areas where 100-500 telephone lines are demanded,” NT spokesperson Surendra Prasad Thike said, adding that Optical Network Unit is a network element that is part of a fibre-in-the-loop system interfacing the customer analogue access cables and the fibre facilities.

Nepal Telecom has started to provide the telephone line through Optical Network Unit, he said, adding the company has installed the technology based on the demand from consumers.

Nepal Telecom will introduce the Multi Service Access Node technology after installation of Next Generation Network (NGN), he added. The Multi Service Access Node (MSAN) is a device typically installed in a telephone exchange which connects customers’ telephone lines to the core network, to provide telephone, ISDN, and broadband from a single platform.

Nepal Telecom (NT) had awarded the contract to build its much-hyped Next Generation Network (NGN) to a Chinese company ZTE Corporation in April. ZTE will supply and install the equipment and commission the service within four to six months, according to the deal. The Multi Service Access Node is a part of Next Generation Network. (Source:THT)

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