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Hong Kong Telecom (HKT) becomes the first telecom provider to adopt the latest 50G PON (Passive Optical Network) technology in Hong Kong, enabling support for 50G applications.

The adoption of the 50G PON will allow HKT to offer an ultra-high-speed, multi-device and ultra-low-latency network experience for both consumers and commercial customers.

Bruce Lam, CEO, Consumer, HKT, is delighted with the achievement. He further highlighted the company’s commitment to becoming a leader in the market.

“With the development of smart homes, demand for high-speed multi-device connections has been increasing to cater for activities such as 8K video streaming, large video file transfer and sharing at home, online gaming and even real-time financial market monitoring and trading. We will continue to explore cutting-edge technologies to meet our customers' future connectivity needs,” said Lam.

Deployment of 50G PON Technology

The deployment of 50G PON technology offers a significant advancement in broadband speeds, with a maximum download speed standard of 50Gbps.

With the integration of state-of-the-art Wi-Fi 7 technology, this development marks the beginning of a new era of seamless connectivity across multiple devices, providing consumers with an unprecedented high-speed network experience.

Furthermore, 50G PON also delivers improved latency, with an average reduction of 27% compared to a 1000M fiber network.

“HKT Enterprise Solutions has consistently provided diverse digital solutions for our commercial customers. As AI and cloud applications become ubiquitous, enterprise customers’ demand for bandwidth, speed and low latency have continued to elevate,” said Steve Ng, Managing Director, Commercial Group, HKT.

HKT plans to boost the performance of its existing fiber network by utilizing the new 50G PON technology. Currently, HKT's 10G fiber internet network serves more than 2.4 million households in over 50,000 residential building and 8,000 commercial buildings in Hong Kong.

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