Nokia offers Lightspan SF-8M sealed remote node for cable MSOs

Aug. 1, 2022
The Lightspan SF-8M will support GPON and XGS-PON as well as 25G PON.

Nokia has unveiled the Lightspan SF-8M, a remote node for cable MSO outside plant applications. The Lightspan SF-8M will support GPON and XGS-PON as well as 25G PON.

The company says the Lightspan SF-8M remote node will enable cable operators to quickly support line rates of 2.5 Gbps or 10 Gbps to keep pace with telco competitors. The sealed remote optical line terminal (OLT) comes with flexible powering options, including power-over-coax. The unit’s IP-67-rated sealed enclosure enables installation on a strand, inside or outside a cabinet, or on a pole or wall.

“In a highly competitive world, cable operators need to find cost-effective solutions to increase speed and performance,” asserted Mark Klimek, business center lead for North America, Nokia Fixed Networks. “Next-generation fiber upgrades are happening three years sooner than expected. The Lightspan SF-8M provides the perfect solution for cable operators that want to quickly increase capacity and flexibly migrate to fiber-to-the-home.”

“A growing number of MSOs are moving ahead with strategic fiber network buildouts as they wait on DOCSIS 4.0 product availability,” commented Jeff Heynen, vice president, broadband access and home networking, Dell’Oro Group, via a Nokia press release. “These MSOs are relying heavily on remote OLTs, which give them the flexibility to deliver fiber from existing node locations. In fact, Dell’Oro Group is projecting global remote OLT revenue to grow to over $100 million by 2026.”

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