Frontier to offer 10-Gbps speeds with Nokia's XGS-PON FTTP technology

Nokia said that Frontier Communications will deploy its XGS-PON fiber to the premises (FTTP) technology, enabling the provider to deliver 10-Gbps symmetrical broadband speeds using its existing fiber-optic network. Nokia says Frontier will use the FTTP technology to deliver high-speed broadband to business and residential customers.

Nokia said that Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) will deploy its XGS-PON fiber to the premises (FTTP) technology, enabling the provider to deliver 10-Gbps symmetrical broadband speeds using its existing fiber-optic network. Nokia says Frontier will use the FTTP technology to deliver high-speed broadband to business and residential customers. Initially, Frontier will roll out the upgraded services in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth areas of Texas, followed by expansion to the rest of the state, Florida, and California.

Frontier is an integrated communications provider offering voice, data, high-speed Internet, and video services. According to Nokia, the company can improve its network flexibility and scale to extend its addressable markets and meet developing mobile backhaul needs by using XGS-PON.

The service provider will deploy the XGS-PON capabilities by adding the appropriate line cards to its fielded Nokia 7360 platform. Frontier will be able to deploy XGS-PON or, if it wishes, TWDM-PON on the same card with a pluggable optics swap as part of an overall multi-services mix.

"We are excited to be working with Nokia on solutions that bring multi-gigabit services to the home and quickly scale to 10 gigabits and beyond. Nokia's platform will enable us to effectively support xDSL, P2P fiber, GPON, and 10-Gbps PON requirements and gain the flexibility to seamlessly evolve into future PON technologies," affirmed Steve Gable, CTO and executive vice president at Frontier Communications. "Nokia's solutions will enhance the customer experience by offering a Frontier fiber-powered internet that is as fast as it is reliable."

In May of 2017, Frontier deployed G.fast technology from Nokia to deliver high-speed broadband services to residential customers living in apartments and other multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in Connecticut (see "Frontier deploys G.fast from Nokia in Connecticut MDUs").

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