Nokia Reveals New Quillion Chipsets for Low-Latency 5G Use

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Nokia says its new Quillion chipset will allow operators to introduce 10G PON wavelength in their fiber networks and serve more users from ultra-high-speed G.fast access nodes. The Quillion chipset family also gives operators with copper infrastructure access to the highest density G.fast and Vplus solutions on the market, according to Global Manufacturing

Helping to reduce rack space by 50 percent and power consumption by 10 percent, Nokia’s enhanced copper solutions with Quillion chipsets enable operators to support more customers without increasing the cabinet size.

 This is critical for providers confined by the capacity and space of a given cabinet or node, and eliminates investment in additional rackspace, cabinets or nodes needed to serve more customers or deliver enhanced ultra-broadband services, according to Nokia.    

Julie Kunstler, Principal Analyst at Ovum said: “Nokia’s Quillion chipset family supports diverse upgrade scenarios, whether large-scale, high-density migrations or selective migrations, across multi-vendor and multi-access technologies. It also incorporates time-critical and low-latency capabilities, enabling the use of 5G for both access and transport applications by customers. These functions are essential for operators transitioning to next-generation networks.” 

Sandra Motley, President of Fixed Networks at Nokia, told Global Manufacturing: “In a 5G world, consumers will expect a gigabit experience regardless if they are at home or on the go. Our Quillion chipset is designed to deliver gigabit broadband to every home, using broadband technologies like fiber to complement 5G in massive scale access networks. This allows operators to efficiently connect more people with higher speeds, and positively impacts their business case.”

For operators planning to roll out next-generation fiber access networks, the Quillion chipset powers Nokia’s 16-port Multi-PON line card, which supports both GPON and NG-PON on each port. This allows operators with an existing GPON network to “switch on” NG-PON services on each port without recabling or disrupting the GPON service, according to the manufacturer. Quillion has also been optimized to allow for low-latency applications that are critical for 5G transport and has built-in programmability to support intents that pave the way toward automated workflows, such as network slicing for 5G transport.

October 10, 2019

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