Bell Canada tests 25G PON with Nokia

Nov. 22, 2021
The test is the first conducted in North America; Nokia has customers for 25G PON in Europe.

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 test is the first conducted in North America; Nokia has customers for 25G PON in Europe (see, for example, “Proximus turns up 25G PON link, commits to deployments”).

The lab test validated the ability of Nokia’s 25G PON technology to complement current GPON and XGS-PON deployments. Bell Canada has used PON technology from Nokia going back to the technology provider’s days as Alcatel-Lucent (see, for example, “Bell Canada targets Toronto for gigabit FTTH”). Nokia’s 25G PON portfolio includes 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.

For related articles, visit the FTTx Topic Center.

For more information on FTTx technology and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

To stay abreast of fiber network deployments, subscribe to Lightwave’s Service Providers and Datacom/Data Center newsletters.

Sponsored Recommendations

Scaling Moore’s Law and The Role of Integrated Photonics

April 8, 2024
Intel presents its perspective on how photonic integration can enable similar performance scaling as Moore’s Law for package I/O with higher data throughput and lower energy consumption...

Coherent Routing and Optical Transport – Getting Under the Covers

April 11, 2024
Join us as we delve into the symbiotic relationship between IPoDWDM and cutting-edge optical transport innovations, revolutionizing the landscape of data transmission.

Constructing Fiber Networks: The Value of Solutions

March 20, 2024
In designing and provisioning a fiber network, it’s important to think of it as more than a collection of parts. In this webinar, AFL’s Josh Simer will show how a solution mindset...

Moving to 800G & Beyond

Jan. 27, 2023
Service provider and hyperscale data center network operators are beginning to deploy 800G transmission capabilities – but are using different technologies to do so. The higher...