Nokia and NBN show record-breaking multiple broadband speeds over live fiber network

Devdiscourse News Desk | Sydney | Updated: 17-04-2024 13:22 IST | Created: 17-04-2024 13:21 IST
Nokia and NBN show record-breaking multiple broadband speeds over live fiber network
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Nokia and Australia's NBN Co have successfully demonstrated multiple next-generation PON technologies over a live fiber network. The trial delivered 10G, 25G, 50G and 100G broadband speeds over NBN's existing fiber network.

For this trial, NBN leveraged Nokia's Lightspan MF fiber access platform, designed to support a full range of PON technologies, from GPON to 100G PON.

Nokia's fiber access platform allows operators to add capacity to their networks, demonstrating the co-existence of multiple PON technologies.

This trial showcases the potential for operators to upgrade from 10G PON to 25G, and eventually to 50G and 100G PON technologies, using the same fiber infrastructure - both passive and active components.

Commenting on this milestone, Dion Ljubanovic, nbn Chief Network Officer, said, "This is an incredible result and demonstrates the fiber we deploy in our network is only limited by the capabilities of the equipment that will connect to it into the future. We are always looking for ways to push the capabilities of the nbn network and with the average Australian home forecast to download around 1 terabyte per month within the next decade, this successful demonstration showcases the world-class capabilities of nbn fiber to support the next generation of broadband services in the long term."

"There is a huge opportunity for operators to leverage their existing fiber broadband networks to efficiently add advanced services which goes way beyond consumer services. Think enterprise, mobile backhaul, Smart City, Industry 4.0. It's important for service providers to have choices to match the right speed and cost points to meet the different use cases. As the industry's first and only solution capable of supporting the full range of PON technologies from 10G to 25G, 50G, and even 100G, we can give operators the freedom and flexibility to meet their business needs while also helping to optimize network performance and reduce costs," said Geert Heyninck, Vice President of Broadband Networks at Nokia.

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