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Nokia reaches 100 customersforits Quillion-basedfixed broadband solutions

  • The Quillion chipset is so far being shipped in 40 countries

  • 100th customer win is celebrated one year after product launch

  • Quillion is enabled for 25G PON and provides 50+% higher energy efficiency than previous generations

12 May 2021

Espoo, Finland – Nokia todayannounced it has reached the 100-customermilestone for the Quillion chipset-based broadband solutionsused in next-generation fiber and copper telecommunication networks. Quillion isnow being deployedin more than 40 countriesaround the world.

Nokia started shipping the inhouse-designed Quillion based solutions in 2020. Early customers for GPON or XGS-PON include Proximus, Chorus, Telefonica, KPN, Oi Brazil, TDS Telecom, Hotwire Communications and TIM.

Most of Nokia’s fiber shipments are based on the Quillion ‘Multi-PON’ solutions which support today’s 10Gb/s passive optical networks and is the only solution on the market that enables 25Gb/s for high capacity applications, for instance for 5G transport.

Quillion based solutions use 50+% less power in fiber installations than previous generations and are two years ahead of the Codes of Conduct for Broadband Communication Equipment targets, helping operators to meet their emissions goals.

Sandra Motley, President, Fixed Networks Division at Nokia, said “Next generation access is accelerating. Consumers and businesses need more broadband, and that trend will continue. Operators need innovative solutions that will enable them to keep up with the demand, keep cost under control and future proof their networks, including using fiber for 5G transport. We have developed Quillion to ensure we can bring state-of-the-art solutions that our customers need.”

Ed Hyde, Chief Customer Officer, Chorus said: “New Zealanders have wholeheartedly embraced fiber broadband and are increasingly opting for full-speed gigabit plans. To stay ahead of the curve, we recently launched our next generation of wholesale fiber plans, the Hyperfibre product family. With Nokia’s Multi-PON solution we can offer a range of high symmetrical speeds – up to 8Gb/s – to businesses, schools, and consumers.

“Infrastructure businesses, like Chorus, play a critical role as New Zealand transitions to a zero-carbon future. Fiber is already by far the most energy efficient broadband technology available, adding Quillion powered access nodes that use 50 percent less power is nothing less than ground-breaking.”

Operators who leverage copper infrastructure to boost consumer speeds in areas where fiber is not yet available rely on Quillion to do it more efficiently. Used in copper cabinets, Nokia’s Quillion family equipment reduces rack space by half, meaning it can support twice the number of customers. It also increases line speeds using advanced noise cancellation techniques.

Patrick Delcoigne, Network Engineering & Operations Director, Proximus said: “We are building the best gigabit fiber network in Belgium and chose to partner with Nokia because their Quillion-based tech lets us start with 2.5Gb/s speeds, but gives us the flexibility to move to 10Gb/s and even 25Gb/s symmetrical as our customers' needs evolve. Such a colossal capacity also allows Proximus to easily house several other operators on its open network infrastructures. We are on target to reach at least 70% of homes and business with fiber by 2028, and while we’re connecting more and more homes, existing broadband subscribers in less dense areas can also enjoy speeds up of several hundred Mb/s thanks to Nokia's Quillion solution.”

Resources:

Products        Lightspan MF-2, Lightspan FX Optical Line Terminals incorporating Quillion chipset

High-resolution images        Quillion chipset gallery

Video                                 Meet Quillion

About Nokia
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As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.

Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world.

Code of Conducts for Broadband Communication Equipment
The Code of Conduct group sets out the basic principles to be followed by all parties involved in broadband equipment, operating in the European Community, in respect of energy efficient equipment.

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