DELTA Fiber Netherlands has selected Nokia for offering 10 Gb/s broadband in the Dutch market.
Nokia, a leading telecom equipment maker, said the sole supplier agreement covers both the network and equipment for customer premises. Deployment starts with new build followed by replacement of existing equipment.
DELTA Fiber, part of Swedish investment company EQT, plans to have 1 million homes and businesses connected to its network by the end of this year.
Nokia is supporting the expansion with XGS.PON network equipment based on the Quillion chipset, which is also ready for 25G PON.
All retail subscribers will receive XGS.PON capable receivers with the latest WiFi 6 standard and supporting Nokia’s WiFi mesh technology for superior network expansion within the home.
DELTA will manage the network with the aid of Nokia’s Altiplano Access Controller which enables network automation, faster innovation and simplified operations using Software Defined Access Network (SDAN) solutions.
The deployment will combine Nokia SDAN technology with Microsoft Azure cloud-based services and Nokia’s developer ecosystem to equip DELTA with the tools the operators needs for digital transformation.
John Wittekamp, CTO, DELTA Fiber, said: “DELTA Fiber is growing fast. With Nokia’s support, we are able to bring our customers the fastest network in the country. Moreover, the network we are building is future-proofed for 25Gb/s as our customers’ needs evolve.”
Sandy Motley, President of Nokia Fixed Networks business, said: “Network speeds are an important competitive advantage and our solution not only meet’s today’s 10Gb/s needs, but can be easily upgraded to 25Gb/s when required.”
Nokia, a global leader in passive optical network solutions, has shipped its 100 million PON fiber solution. It is the only vendor able to support 25G PON.