Nokia demos 100G broadband technology at Fiber Connect

Nokia Bell Labs is presenting the first 100Gb/second broadband technology in the US at Fiber Connect 2022, Nashville, Tennessee.
Telstra broadbandNokia has achieved this record-breaking speed using 100G PON technology and will be showing the prototype in the proof-of-concept area at the event.

The prototype delivers 100Gb/s speeds in downstream on a single PON wavelength, avoiding the need to combine multiple wavelengths carrying lower speeds. The prototype parameters mimic real-world conditions including fiber distances and power split.

In the Fiber Connect prototype, Nokia Bell Labs is using  digital signal processing (DSP) techniques that will be needed for all technologies beyond 25G PON, including 50G and 100G PON. The demonstration also showcases flexible data rates which allows for a more efficient use of the available capacity.

“Fiber can deliver 10G and 25G speeds. 50G will be available in the second half of this decade. With this proof-of-concept demo, we show that 100G is already within reach; all with the fiber network infrastructure that is being built today,” Stefaan Vanhastel, CTO Nokia Fixed Networks, said in a news statement.

Nokia was the first telco equipment vendor to enable 25G PON on the same OLT equipment that is being deployed today for GPON and XGS-PON. Nokia was the XGS-PON equipment leader in 2021. Seven out of 10 fiber homes in the USA are served using Nokia FTTH kit, according to Dell’Oro.