Nokia and Telefonica trial 25G PON technology for first time in Spain

Devdiscourse News Desk | Madrid | Updated: 17-01-2023 16:20 IST | Created: 17-01-2023 16:20 IST
Nokia and Telefonica trial 25G PON technology for first time in Spain
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Nokia and Telefonica Spain has conducted a successful trial of 25G PON technology, which is the first of its kind in Spain to demonstrate symmetrical speeds of 20 Gbps. The trial demonstrated that current GPON and XGS-PON broadband technologies can co-exist seamlessly on the same fiber with the 25G PON.

"Telefonica was the first operator in Spain to provide gigabit connectivity, but we are not stopping there. Consumer bandwidth demands never halts and exciting applications, like VR gaming, will always be evolved to make the most of available bandwidth. New FTTH technologies give us even more opportunities than home connectivity. With their massive uptick in capacity we’ll be able to offer new business services on the same network," said Gonzalo Garzón, Head of Fixed Access at Telefónica España at Telefonica.

Nokia's 25G PON solution features the world's first implementation of 25G PON technology and includes Lightspan and ISAM access nodes, Quillion-based Multi-PON line cards, and fiber modems. Depending on the optics chosen, 25G PON can provide either symmetrical bitrates (25Gb/s downstream and 25G upstream) or asymmetrical bitrates (25/10).

High speeds aligned with low latency, get Telefonica's network ready for future exciting applications like the Metaverse. 25G PON delivers huge symmetrical bandwidth capacity that will support new use cases and bandwidth requirements, Nokia said in a press release on Tuesday.

"Thanks to our Quillion chipset, this 25G PON proof of concept with Telefonica has demonstrated that the huge bandwidth-capacity can be easily added to their existing networks, co-existing with their existing PON technologies. This means customers on the same fiber line can be served with GPON, XGS-PON or 25G GPON, making it much easier to manage upgrade cycles," said Bjorn Capens, VP Europe, Nokia Fixed Networks.

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