Nokia today announced that Openreach will deploy its fiber solutions to meet its target of bringing ultra-fast and reliable broadband access to 20 million homes across the UK in 2020.
Openreach will deploy the Nokia fiber access solution which includes 7360 ISAM FX, Nokia 7362 ISAM DF and Nokia ISAM ONTs.
Openreach will be deploying GPON and XGS-PON fiber access technologies to expand its fiber network to cover 4.5 million premises by the end of March 2021.
The broadband network is capable of delivering up to 10Gb/s symmetrical broadband speeds in the future.
Nokia said its solution supports a smooth evolution from current traditional deployments to virtualized access-network control and management (SDAN – Software Defined Access Networking) by software upgrade.
The agreement includes G.fast technology which currently allows Openreach to offer 100’s Mb/s to homes in areas where fiber is not available yet.
Clive Selley, CEO of Openreach, said: “Right now, we’re making the new network available to around 32,000 homes and businesses every week, and Nokia’s innovative solutions are helping us to build it better, broader and faster.”
Peter Bell, Network Technologies Director, Openreach CTIO said: “Nokia is making a major contribution to Openreach’s Fibre-to-the-Premises rollout, including in the build of our first fully fibred city, Salisbury.”
Sandra Motley, president of Fixed Networks at Nokia said: “Our fiber solutions will help Openreach bring enhanced ultra-broadband services to new customers across the UK today while our 10G PON technology will help to future-proof their network against whatever may come next.”