"Nokia has lead the innovation charge in the next-generation fiber space, first with TWDM-PON and then with the use of fixed optics, an approach which is the foundation of today’s XGS-PON standard. The enhancements to our next-generation PON portfolio make it easier and more cost effective for service providers to seamlessly evolve their existing fiber networks in line with demand."

Federico Guillen
President of Fixed Networks Business Group,

Nokia is extending its fiber solution for universal next-generation passive optical networks (PON) to help operators more effectively scale, deploy, and automate their fiber networks as the demand for data grows. Launched in 2015, Nokia's universal PON solution leverages existing fiber platforms and infrastructure to help operators evolve networks in a gradual way, adding wavelengths in line with demand. Commercially deployed with eight customers around the world, the solution offers various next-generation PON technologies including XGS-PON and TWDM-PON on a single platform and line card. Operators can connect subscribers with any type of optical network terminal (ONT) regardless of whether it is XGPON1, XGS-PON, or TWDM-PON, eliminating the risk of technology and platform lock-in.

With eight next-generation PON commercial customers that include the world's first XGS-PON deployment with China Mobile and TWDM-PON by EPB in the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nokia remains committed to researching, developing, and implementing the latest technologies and innovations service providers need to accelerate their fiber evolution.

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