Nokia and Cybernet Introduce Pakistan’s First 600G Commercial Network


Nokia, a global technology leader, and Cybernet, Pakistan’s leading fixed-line telecommunications provider, have jointly revealed Pakistan’s first Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network, operating at a remarkable 600Gbps per wavelength.

This cutting-edge optical network marks a significant advancement in Pakistan’s telecommunications infrastructure, delivering the high capacity and reliability required to meet the evolving demands of both consumers and enterprises.

The newly deployed 600G optical network links Cybernet’s primary metropolitan sites, providing an enhanced network capacity that can effectively support the high demand for high-speed, top-quality broadband services throughout Pakistan.

Cybernet’s global reach has been further reinforced through the establishment of international points of presence (POPs) in strategic locations such as Oman, France, the UAE, and Singapore. These POPs serve as a foundation for Cybernet’s advanced Internet Exchange Point (IXP) platform, powered by Nokia’s state-of-the-art 7750 SR and 7250 IXR routers.

This platform offers an optimal connection capacity to meet both current and future requirements. It delivers a spectrum of services, including Internet, Ethernet Virtual Private Network (EVPN), and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) services, enriched with high-quality Quality of Service (QoS) features at its international POPs.


The demand for high-speed broadband access and network speeds continues to rise, prompting operators like Cybernet to upgrade their optical networks. In their commitment to providing high-speed services to their customers, Cybernet partnered with Nokia to deploy a future-proof optical network capable of delivering over 600Gbps per lambda. This transformation empowers Cybernet to enhance the capacity and speed of its network, enabling efficient connectivity between its primary metropolitan sites across the country.

Leveraging Nokia’s PSS 1830 optical transport platform, Cybernet can scale its total network capacity to a remarkable 28Tbs, serving the needs of broadband and enterprise customers across Pakistan.

Cybernet’s successful implementation of Nokia’s advanced integrated Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) architecture, based on flexgrid technology, allows the company to optimize and extend the reach of its optical network. This innovative deployment is further complemented by software management and control functions from Nokia’s WaveSuite service enablement automation software, which enhances operational efficiency. The result is an offering characterized by low latency, superior quality of services, and an improved customer experience.

Maroof Ali Shahani, Chief Operating Officer of Cybernet, expressed his enthusiasm, 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 importance of a high-speed optical network in today’s digital landscape. He stated, “Having a high-speed optical network that enables the delivery of its advanced IXP platform powered by Nokia’s 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.” This groundbreaking development sets a new standard for Pakistan’s telecommunications industry, enhancing its connectivity capabilities and meeting the ever-growing demand for high-speed internet services.

Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed

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