Nokia said its Lightspan MF-14 platform extends the upper end of Nokia’s fiber broadband portfolio offering more capacity, low latency, intelligence, reliability and power efficiency, enabling operators to address broadband needs.
Nokia will announce more details about the new platform at the Network X event in Amsterdam from 18 to 20 October. The MF-14 platform will suit operators who are planning large scale 25G PON, 50G and even 100G PON within the same environment.
Nokia’s Lightspan MF-14 is the first Gen 6 optical line terminal (OLT) in the world and has already been selected by customers building 25 Gb/second capable networks in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
Geert Heyninck, Nokia’s VP Broadband Networks, said: “Fiber-to-the-home is becoming fiber-for-everything. This is enabled by several technology advances, most notably higher speed PON technologies to accommodate all new services, and SDN to bring more intelligence in the network.”
The Lightspan MF-14 OLT can enable operators to deploy a solution that will last for decades, while providing a platform that can increase network performance exponentially compared to most networks in use today, Erik Keith, Senior Research Analyst for Broadband Infrastructure at S&P Global, said.
Frontier Communications, the first in the U.S. to trial 25G PON, is also the first to evaluate MF-14 in its live network.
Frontier’s Scott Mispagel, SVP National Architecture and Engineering, said: “The MF-14 platform will support our path to 100G using our existing fiber network and future-proof our network with speeds that will continue to outpace cable and other technologies for generations to come.”
In July this year CityFibre – the UK’s largest independent full fibre infrastructure platform – signed a 10-year equipment agreement to support its nationwide network upgrade.
John Franklin, CTIO, CityFibre said: “As we accelerate our full fibre rollout to serve a third of the UK market by 2025, the demand placed on those networks will also accelerate. MF-14’s flexibility and capacity will help us to meet the needs of our partner’s and their customers for generations to come.”