Elisa trials Nokia’s XGS-PON technology to enhance broadband speed

nokia-at-mwc-2016Finland-based telecom operator Elisa has completed a field trial of Nokia’s XGS-PON technology to enhance broadband speed.

Nokia’s XGS-PON, which promises 10Gbps symmetrical (downstream and upstream) capabilities, will allow Elisa to cost-effectively deliver high-speed broadband for residential and business users.

More than 50 percent of Finnish households have access to fixed ultra-broadband connection of 100 Mbps.

“Utilization of the new XGS-PON technology means high-speed and higher-quality fixed broadband connections. Faster and better connections are needed for the new TV and video services, and increasingly higher quality video technologies such as the 4K technology,” said Matias Castren, head of Broadband Subscription Business at Elisa.

Nokia said the XGS-PON trial with Elisa includes Nokia’s 7360 ISAM FX with universal next generation PON solution and 7368 ISAM ONT.

“With 9 deployments and more than 40 trials of next generation technology globally, we were able to bring our expertise to Elisa and demonstrate how our XGS-PON solution could help them evolve their network in line with demand,” said Federico Guillen, president of Nokia’s Fixed Networks business group.