Wind taps Nokia to make investment in FTTH in Italy

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Telecom network operator Wind will be making investment in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services in Bologna and Turin cities in Italy, promising 100 Mbps broadband speed.

Wind will deploy Nokia’s broadband fixed access technology to offer ultra-broadband services such as HD video streaming, 4K TV, real-time gaming and triple play to residents and businesses in Italy. Nokia will deploy a mix of ultra-broadband access technologies, including GPON.

Nokia will supplying its fiber access platform, the 7360 Intelligent Service Access Manager (ISAM) FX, along with the 7368 ISAM ONT residential gateway with integrated Wi-Fi hot-spot technology to help Wind bring the benefits of GPON.

Nokia is deploying its 7302 Intelligent Services Access Manager(ISAM FD) access platform, enabling Wind to use a mix of fiber and advanced copper access technologies to extend coverage and deliver more than 100 Mbps to better serve its customers with new high-speed Internet services.

The ISAM FX will provide a high-speed FTTH solution, enabling Wind to evolve its network cost-efficiently to NG-PON2 to deliver future 10 Gigabit Ethernet services as data demand grows.

Supporting copper and fiber technologies, the Nokia ISAM family is the most widely deployed fixed access platform in the world, said Nokia.

Wind is the third mobile operator and the major alternative operator in the fixed telephony market in Italy, with 22 million mobile subscribers, 3 million fixed subscribers, and 2 million broadband subscribers as of December 31, 2015.

Stefano Takacs, network director at Wind, said: “Wind is delivering FTTH in Milan. By strengthening its network in Bologna and Turin, it confirms its commitment to invest in the growth of ultra-broadband services in major Italian cities.”