Bell Canada tries out Nokia's 25G PON technology

Nov. 23, 2021
Bell Canada has used PON technology from Nokia going back to the technology provider’s days as Alcatel-Lucent.

Nokia and Bell Canada say they have completed a lab test of the former’s 25G PON technology at Bell’s Advanced Technical Lab in Montréal, Québec. 

The lab test validated the ability of Nokia’s 25G PON technology to complement current GPON and XGS-PON deployments.

The test is the first conducted in North America; Nokia presently has customers for 25G PON in Europe.

Bell Canada has used PON technology from Nokia going back to the technology provider’s days as Alcatel-Lucent.

Nokia’s 25G PON portfolio includes the Lightspan and ISAM access nodes, 25G/10G optical cards, and fiber modems.

“As part of Bell’s purpose to advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world, we embrace next-generation technologies such as 25G PON to ensure we remain at the forefront of broadband innovation. Our successful work with Nokia to deliver the first 25G PON trial in North America will help ensure we maximize the Bell fiber advantage for our customers in the years to come,” commented Stephen Howe, executive vice president and CTO at Bell.

“Nokia innovations powered the fiber networks and the connectivity lifeline that carried Canadian homes and businesses through the pandemic. 25G PON innovations will drive the next generation of advances in our connected home experience,” added Jeffrey Maddox, president of Nokia Canada.

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