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Nokia and Elisa successfully trial first 10-gigabit network in Finland
Nokia's XGS-PON technology enables Elisa to deliver new high-speed services to customers in Ostrobothnia region
Finland is one of the leading countries in Europe for ultra-broadband adoption, and demand for high speed Internet and broadband access continues to grow steadily, with more than 50% of Finnish households having 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 field trial of Nokia's XGS-PON technology demonstrates Elisa's commitment to continually develop the capabilities and speed of its network.
Matias Castrén, Head of Broadband Subscription Business at Elisa, said: "Utilization of the new XGS-PON technology means high-speed and higher-quality fixed broadband connections. 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."
Federico Guillén, president of Nokia's Fixed Networks business group, said: "With the increasing demand for more capacity, next-generation fiber technologies like XGS-PON are becoming more widely adopted as operators like Elisa look to deliver enhanced services to customers. With 9 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 them evolve their network in line with demand."
Overview of the technology used in trial:
The XGS-PON trial with Elisa includes Nokia's 7360 ISAM FX with universal next generation PON solution and 7368 ISAM ONT
Did you know:
Nokia is a leader in next-generation PON technology with the world's first XGS-PON deployment with China Mobile, and over 40 trials of the technology globally. Nokia's universal TWDM solution with fixed wavelengths, announced in Feb 2015, led to standardization of XGS-PON in 2016.
With this win, Nokia keeps on growing its next-generation PON customer base.
*Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, 2016
Elisa is a telecommunications, ICT and online service company serving 2.3 million consumer, corporate and public administration organisation customers. Elisa provides environmentally sustainable services for communication and entertainment, and tools for organisations to digitalise their operations and improve productivity. In Finland, Elisa is the market leader in its field. Cooperation with Vodafone and Telenor enables globally competitive services. Elisa is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Large Cap with approximately 200,000 shareholders. In 2016, Elisa's revenue was 1.64 billion euros, and the company employed 4,300 people. www.elisa.fi
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