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London Full Fiber ISP G Network tests Nokia's 25Gbps PON Tech network

14. 04. 2023 Friday / By: Robert Denes / Industrial / Exact time: BST / Print this page

L ondon-based UK gigabit broadband ISP G.Network, which says it is investing around £1 billion to build a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the city, has become the latest ISP to "successfully demonstrate" the Its network runs on Nokia 25G PON technology.

The operator, which last year claimed it already covered 400,000 sites in London, has a long-term goal of reaching 1.3 million sites by the end of 2026. Like many other service providers, they focused more on the introduction of 10 Gbps (symmetric) XGS-PON technology.

In partnership with G.Network, technology company Xantaro has just demonstrated (tested last month in central London) how Nokia's latest 25G PON technology can deliver greater speed and capacity to UK businesses while eliminating costly leased lines necessity. should be set for bandwidth-intensive clients.

Nokia's 25G PON service is enabled by introducing a new optical module into the existing FWLT-C Multi-PON cards within the existing OLT (Fiber Access Point) and the Nokia 25G PON ONU (Fiber Modem) at the end-user premises.

G.Network CTO Paul Weir said: “Xantaro and Nokia are our key partners and I am delighted that we have been able to demonstrate even higher symmetrical speeds on our FTTP network using their latest technology. These high-bandwidth symmetrical technologies are a smart alternative to expensive fiber leased lines for businesses in London and prove that our existing network is future-proof.”

Phil Siveter, CEO of Nokia UK&I, said: “25G PON is enabling the future of fiber today and provides key benefits beyond current networks. It has huge capacity and can be easily installed in existing access technology used in headquarters, data centers, enterprises and universities. The use of 25G PON allows service providers to quickly increase the capacity of their existing fiber assets, capturing the opportunities of high bandwidth today and providing the necessary scale for the future.”

G.Network is by no means the first UK operator to test Nokia's 25G PON technology on a full fiber network. But Ogi recently became the first ISP to actually deploy a live commercial service using the technology, though we expect others to follow a similar route in the next few years.

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