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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Nokia expands G.fast micro-node portfolio for operators

Nokia has extended its G.fast micro-node portfolio with solutions that provide higher densities and longer looplengths from cabinets and distribution points for telecommunications operators, reports ITRealms.

Nokia, in a press statement made available to ITRealms said the company is bringing programmability and automation to the copper access network to accelerate G.fast deployments by 50 per cent

This, Nokia said, would help operators accelerate ultra-broadband deployments and deliver faster data speeds to end-customers using existing copper networks. The G.fast micro-nodes provide a simple, flexible plug-and-play solution that can scale in line with demand, allow for both distribution point and cabinet deployment models and cut roll-out times in half.

President, Nokia's Fixed Networks business group, Federico Guillen, noted that service providers, are increasingly turning to technologies like G.fast, which uses existing copper networks to deliver fiber-like speeds to customer over short distances, to meet growing demand for gigabit services. 

He also told ITRealms that to achieve these speeds, G.fast technology typically requires the deployment of micro-nodes to be installed close to end-users. This can be challenging for operators to deploy, configure and manage at scale.

"Nokia's G.fast micro-nodes enable operators to further extend the benefits of G.fast without the added complexity or time once required to do this. Flexible deployment options for both larger and smaller systems are key to optimizing the business case for massive G.fast roll-outs.  We also use SDN/NFV to simplify and automate the management process and deliver tangible benefits to operators - allowing them to accelerate G.fast deployments and extend ultra-broadband services to more people, quickly" Guillen said.

Chuks Egbune/GEE
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