Telecom operator Elisa completes trial of Nokia’s XGS-PON to improve broadband speed

Finnish-based telecom operator Elisa has completed a field trial of Nokia’s XGS-PON technology which improves broadband speed.

XGS-PON is the successor to XG-PON and the extra ‘S’ in the name stands for symmetrical. Whereas XG-PON delivers 10 Gb/s downstream and 2.5 Gb/s upstream (10/2.5G) using a single fixed wavelength in each direction, XGS-PON delivers 10 Gb/s in both directions and supports dual rate transmission.

“Utilisation 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,” said Matias Castren, head of Broadband Subscription Business at Elisa.

Over 50 percent of Finnish households have access to fixed ultra-broadband connection of 100 Mbps, and XGS-PON allows Elisa to cost-effectively deliver high-speed broadband for residential and business users.

“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,” said Federico Guillen, president of Nokia’s Fixed Networks business group.

Nokia and Elisa’s trial of XGS-PON includes Nokia’s 7360 ISAM FX with universal next generation PON solution and 7368 ISAM ONT.

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19 Apr 2017, 3:49 p.m.

Gr8 to hear about. Excited to end to end archi for Indian market