Australian service provider nbn partnered with Nokia on an NG-PON2 trial expected to accelerate customer speeds up to ten times current broadband rates.
Using Nokia's universal NG-PON -- which melds together TWDM-PON or NG-PON2, XGS-PON and GPON on the same fiber -- could provide end-customers with speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second versus current top FTTP speeds of 1 Gbit/s, according to nbn.
In an earlier trial in Melbourne, the Nokia NG-PON solution delivered peak speeds of 102 Gbit/s from 40 Gbit/s symmetrical speeds on time and wavelength division multiplexing (TWDM-PON) technology, 10 Gbit/s symmetrical on XGS-PON and 2.5 Gbit/s on nbn's existing Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology, nbn said.
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By 2020, nbn expects its current GPON-based FTTP network to be available to 2.5 million premises, the service provider said.
"With more than 2 million homes now receiving services from their chosen retailer over the nbn network and nearly 5 million able to order a retail service, the rollout is continuing at pace while we also have a very sharp focus on the future," said nbn Chief Technology Officer Dennis Steiger in a release. "The NG-PON2 trials we have conducted with Nokia have shown us the huge potential this very exciting technology has in terms of helping us deliver on future consumer demand for data at speed."
— Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020. Follow us on Twitter @UBB2020 or @alisoncdiana.
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