Nokia wins 10-year GPON contract from CityFibre

Nokia announced a 10-year XGS-PON broadband equipment deal with CityFibre including access nodes for its network of purpose-built Fibre Exchanges, fiber modems for customer homes and IP aggregation switches. Shipments will begin in Q4 2022.
CityFibre broadbandIncluded in the deal:

Lightspan MF optical line terminals family (access nodes)

XS-010X-Q optical network terminations (fiber modems)

7220 IXR-D3L IP Aggregation Switch

CityFibre is building an open access network to connect up to 8 million premises in 285 cities, towns and villages, reaching a third of the country. CityFibre will use the Lightspan access nodes to offer its wholesale customers multigig residential broadband (up to 10Gb/s in both directions) and higher bandwidth services such as connecting Enterprises and providing backhaul for mobile networks.

CityFibre will use the Lightspan access nodes, which are powered by Nokia’s Quillion chipset, for both XGS-PON and 25G PON (25Gb/s) on the same fiber in the future.

“By partnering with Nokia we have enlisted a market-leading technology vendor to help support a nationwide 10Gbps XGS-PON technology deployment program,” John Franklin, Chief Technology and Information Officer at CityFibre said.

“Our 25G ready solution will support CityFibre to enable their GPON to 10G XGS-PON national network upgrade program, supporting their mission to offer the highest capacity wholesale services into the UK market,” Sandy Motley, President, Fixed Networks at Nokia, said.