Vivacom selects Nokia to expand GPON network in Bulgaria

Vivacom has selected Nokia to expand the GPON network in Bulgaria and introduce XGS-PON.
Nokia Sandy MotleyNokia said XGS-PON allows Vivacom to offer 10Gbps broadband to residential and business customers.

Vivacom, a fiber access provider in Bulgaria, focuses on accelerating broadband coverage across the country.

Vivacom extends the GPON network into new areas, replacing active Ethernet infrastructure with PON, and upgrading top tier customers to XGS-PON. Vivacom selected Nokia as a sole network equipment supplier.

Vivacom engineers will do the roll out of high-speed broadband network in Bulgaria utilizing cost effective Nokia Lightspan series FX, which enables evolution from current traditional deployments to virtualized access-network control and management (SDN – Software Defined Networking) by software upgrade.

Atanas Dobrev, Vivacom CEO, said: “The high capacity fiber networks complement our mobile network and strengthen our position in the upcoming 5G world.”

Vivacom has won Ookla’s Q1-Q2 2020’s prize for Europe’s fastest mobile network.

Sandra Motley, president of Fixed Networks at Nokia, said: “We see an increasing momentum for fiber access deployments and upgrades to XGS-PON, especially now that the need for broadband access has dramatically increased.”