DELTA Fiber selects Nokia to supply optical transport network

DELTA Fiber has selected Nokia to supply optical transport network, based on 400G wavelengths, to handle the expansion of its FTTH project in the Netherlands.
DELTA Fiber Netherlands
The optical transport network will offer DELTA Fiber’s customers enhanced service quality and speeds. 400Gbit/s speeds and higher wavelengths enable a simplified network that increases operational and cost efficiency.

DELTA Fiber will use the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch platforms, powered by Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine technology, to deploy services to its customers, reduce network total cost of ownership and extend network lifecycles.

Nokia said this will support DELTA Fiber’s deployment of a new Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing network, incorporating Nokia’s Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers, enabling optimized core and metro applications to cover the country.

The core network build is underway to support 19 sites and will be followed by the deployment of metro sites, covering approximately 75 locations.

“With almost a doubling of traffic each year, we have put in place an aggressive goal to roll out FTTH over the next decade. The new network will address the requirements of exponential traffic growth without compromising reliability and resiliency of the network,” John Wittekamp, CTO at DELTA Fiber, said.

Nokia in February 2021 said the company had shipped its 100 millionth PON fiber solution and it is the only vendor able to support 25G PON.

“The optical transport network is key to ensuring a high-performance experience for DELTA Fiber’s customers through its new access networks,” Rafael de Fermin, Senior Vice President Europe, IP/Optics, at Nokia, said.