Nokia’s universal NG-PON fiber solution has been successfully tested by Sydney, Australia’s nbn.
The details of the new technology
The testing process took place in Nokia’s Melbourne lab facility and it managed aggregate broadband speed of about 1033Gbps on a single fiber. It also brought out the dynamic provisioning of the bandwidth in support of surging data demand from business clients as well as residential clients.
Universal NG-PON converges NG-PON2 also known as TWDM-PON, GPON and XGS-PON technology on the same fiber. It also enables a simple upgrade path from the current fiber technology currently used in FTTP deployments.
XGS-PON and TWDM-PON are easily deployed together as an overlay on the existing fiber networks and this can save on time and additional expenses that are typically incurred while laying new fibers. TWDM-PON provides about four or more wavelengths on a fiber.
Each of the wavelengths is capable of supporting symmetrical or asymmetrical bit rates of 10Gbps or 2.5Gbps for a total of 40Gbps. XGS-PON uses only one wavelength to provide 10Gbps either asymmetrical bit rates or symmetrical.
The successful trial process
nbn managed to successfully trial the various PON technologies using universal next generation PON solution by Nokia. It included the following; TWDM-PON with 40Gbps symmetrical, XGS-PON with 10Gbps symmetrical and GPON with 2.5Gbps. all these were aggregated on a single shared access fiber.
TWDM-PON is capable of allowing customers to download a 2 hour 4K quality video in only a couple of seconds due to is ability to expand the data capacity delivered significantly. The technology can also allow for dynamic provision of data capacity on the network with the use of advanced software hence providing operators such as nbn with new options to flexibly keep up with the changing users’ requirements.
nbn has continuously innovated and invested in technologies that will offer its customers bit business and residential the quality and speed of services they need in the future.
Comments from both companies
Dennis Steger the Chief Technology Officer in nbn said, “Our successful trial of NG-PON2 technology with Nokia is another example of our ongoing commitment to continually develop the capabilities and speed of the nbn network.”
Ray Owen the head of Oceania at Nokia commended nbn as a valued and long term client and they are both committed to giving the best in the latest technology.
Nokia stock closed at $5.28 on Wednesday with rise of $0.01 or 0.19%.