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Elisa and Nokia test 10-gigabit network

Trial included Nokia’s 7360 ISAM FX with universal next generation PON solution and 7368 ISAM ONT

Guillén: next-gen fibre technologies are becoming more widely adopted
Guillén: next-gen fibre technologies are becoming more widely adopted

Finnish mobile operator Elisa has carried out a field trial of Nokia’s XGS-PON technology, the first 10-gigabit network in Finland.


XGS-PON promises 10Gbps symmetrical (downstream and upstream) capabilities which will allow it to deliver ultra-broadband access needed for new residential and business services.


More than half of Finnish households have access to a fixed ultra-broadband connection of 100 Mbps.


Additionally, with interconnected Internet of Things (IoT) devices making residential dwellings increasingly smarter, customers are increasingly seeking new services that can support the array of sensors, plugs and other connected items they use in their homes. This makes Finland a perfect test bed for innovative new ultra-broadband solutions, the companies said.


“Utilisation of the new XGS-PON technology means high-speed and higher-quality fixed broadband connections,” said Matias Castrén, head of broadband subscription business, Elisa.


“Faster and better connections are needed for the new TV and video services, and increasingly higher quality video technologies such as the 4K technology. In addition, the increased number of devices of households using the Internet connection require higher bandwidths.”


The XGS-PON trial included Nokia’s 7360 ISAM FX with universal next generation PON solution and 7368 ISAM ONT.


“With the increasing demand for more capacity, next-generation fibre technologies like XGS-PON are becoming more widely adopted as operators like Elisa look to deliver enhanced services to customers,” said Federico Guillén, president of Nokia’s fixed networks business group.


“With none deployments and more than 40 trials of next generation technology globally, we were able to bring our expertise to Elisa and demonstrate how our XGS-PON solution could help [it] evolve [its] network in line with demand.”


Nokia claims the world’s first XGS-PON deployment with China Mobile, and more than 40 trials of the technology globally. Nokia’s universal TWDM solution with fixed wavelengths led to standardisation of XGS-PON in 2016.


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