Telefonica trials 25G PON technology with Nokia

Telefonica Spain has trialed 25G PON technology in association with telecom equipment maker Nokia. The trial, the first in Spain to demonstrate symmetric speeds of 20 Gbps, showed that 25G PON can co-exist with Telefonica’s existing GPON solution.
Telefonica’s 5G network in SpainTelefonica, with almost 60 million FTTH homes passed already deployed in their multiple business units, has validated with this trial that current GPON and XGS-PON broadband technologies can co-exist seamlessly on the same fiber with the 25G PON.

“Telefonica was the first operator in Spain to provide gigabit connectivity, but we are not stopping there. Consumer bandwidth demands never halts and exciting applications, like VR gaming, will always be evolved to make the most of available bandwidth,” Gonzalo Garzon, Head of Fixed Access at Telefonica Spain, said.

“Thanks to our Quillion chipset, this 25G PON proof of concept with Telefonica has demonstrated that the huge bandwidth-capacity can be easily added to their existing networks. This means customers on the same fiber line can be served with GPON, XGS-PON or 25G GPON, making it much easier to manage upgrade cycles,” Bjorn Capens, VP Europe, Nokia Fixed Networks, said.