Nokia Launches 25 Gbps Symmetrical PON Solution


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Nokia hailed its PON (passive optical network) evolution and 25G PON technology as the next step in enabling the convergence of high-end services on a single fiber infrastructure. The 25G PON technology is designed to enable fiber to become the single infrastructure that underpins the entire telecom industry and deliver any service to any end point.

Sandra Motley, President of Fixed Networks at Nokia, said her company is out in front of the technology with new products. “We have a long history of firsts: from the first volume GPON deployments to the first 10G PON and next-generation access platforms. By delivering a step-change increase in fiber broadband networks with our 25G PON solution, CSPs will be able to bring better broadband to consumers and businesses, both through fixed fiber and 5G mobile broadband.”  

Based on the Nokia Quillion chipset, Motley said the 25G PON solution provides the high capacity and low latency needed for 5G transport and premium enterprise services.

The solution works on Nokia’s existing next-generation PON hardware, such as access nodes and line cards, to offer universal PON capabilities and enable communications service providers (CSPs) to enhance fiber network usage.

Chi-Min Lo, Managing Director, Network Planning at Chunghwa Telecom, said, “25G PON is important technology to support 5G cross-haul and we aim to enhance our fiber broadband network beyond 10 Gbps to meet increasing demand and grasp new business opportunities in mobile transport and premium enterprise services. We’re excited to partner with Nokia and ready to test their 25G PON solution and look forward to getting it into the field.”

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