Google Fiber Partners with Nokia to Launch Lightning-Fast 20 Gig Broadband Service

In a significant move to meet the soaring demand for high-speed broadband access, Google Fiber has announced its partnership with Nokia to deploy Nokia’s 25G PON (Passive Optical Network) solution.
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The collaboration aims to enhance Google Fiber’s existing fiber network and deliver a groundbreaking 20 Gig broadband service through GFiber Labs, offering users broadband speeds up to 10 times faster than what most fiber networks provide today.

Nokia’s 25G PON fiber broadband solution enables Google Fiber to establish a future-ready network capable of addressing the surging demand for increased capacity and enhanced broadband services.

GFiber Labs is already utilizing this technology to provide 20 Gig services to the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and the United Way of Utah County. It is set to be made available to select residential customers by the end of the year. This solution empowers Google Fiber to repurpose its existing optical fiber cables and active equipment, facilitating the swift rollout of a symmetrical 20 Gig broadband service to customers.

“We believe investments in advanced network technologies like Nokia’s 25G PON solution will help catalyze change, drive innovation, and revolutionize the user experience,” Liz Hsu, Senior Director, Product & Billing at Google Fiber, said.

“With our 25G PON solution, Google Fiber can reuse its existing fiber network to quickly and cost-effectively deliver the next generation of gigabit services to their customers,” Geert Heyninck, General Manager of Broadband Networks at Nokia, said.

“This announcement highlights the momentum we are starting to see for 25G PON. 25G PON can be a natural fit for those operators that want to pursue higher-revenue customers and applications. Because you can use the same underlying infrastructure as FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home), this means more revenues without expensive new network builds or additional operational costs,” Julie Kunstler, Chief Analyst, Broadband Access Intelligence Service at Omdia, said.

Nokia’s 25G PON solution offers several advancements for the future of broadband services, and it will empower Google Fiber to meet the evolving needs of its customers with lightning-fast connectivity. As 25G PON continues to drive new and exciting applications, Google Fiber’s deployment of Nokia’s Lightspan and Altiplano solutions will enhance service agility and operational efficiency. The fiber access node supports multiple fiber technologies, including GPON, XGS-PON, 25GS-PON, and Point-to-Point Ethernet, enabling a wide range of services to cater to the best-fit technology for diverse user needs.

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