KPN, Nokia trial 25G ‘fiber to the animal hospital’

Nov. 21, 2022
KPN conducted the 25G PON trial over its existing broadband network. Nokia’s 25G PON portfolio includes Lightspan and ISAM access nodes, Multi-PON line cards based on the company’s Qullion chipset, and fiber modems.

Nokia says it partnered on a 25G PON technology field trial with KPN. The Dutch incumbent used the high-speed fiber broadband technology to deliver 20 Gbps to the Caresse animal hospital in Rotterdam.

KPN conducted the 25G PON trial over its existing broadband network. Nokia’s 25G PON portfolio includes Lightspan and ISAM access nodes, Multi-PON line cards based on the company’s Qullion chipset, and fiber modems.

“At KPN, we are doing everything we can to give everyone access to superfast internet by building a national fiber-optic network. The demonstration in the Caresse animal hospital shows that very high speeds are vital for the digital future of the Netherlands. I am proud that we can contribute to this with our super-fast network,” commented Babak Fouladi, chief technology and digital officer and member of KPN's board of management.

“We are delighted to have worked with KPN on this exciting trial,” added Sandy Motley, president of Nokia Fixed Networks. “Operators are now using fiber broadband networks to support enterprise as well as residential customers which is accelerating demand for higher speeds. When we designed our Quillion chipset, a key requirement was to be able to support multiple PON technologies on the same fiber, giving operators the flexibility to offer different service levels dependent on the customers’ needs.”

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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