EneCom and Nokia Oyj (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) will deploy Nokia’s G.fast technology in conjunction with Japan’s innovative VDSL* for the first time in the nation after successful interoperability tests. This know-how will allow the cable operator to set its networks for enhanced broadband demand during the nation’s 2020 international sporting event. Once arranged, G.fast will permit the operator to release high-bandwidth consuming applications and it will direct the way for the imminent deployment of XG-FAST, which can offer speeds of up to 10Gbps.
Provided that most of Japan’s prevailing VDSL will be discontinued, the nation’s operators who offer VDSL must be set to continue offering broadband services for MDUs. Nokia is the single vendor offering interoperability between the VDSL technology and G.fast equipment. The positive joint interoperability test done last month in EneCom’s network indicates Nokia’s offering can ensure an economical and smooth migration of service providers’ networks to the top high-speed broadband offered by G.fast.
With Nokia’s offering, cable operators can to use VDSL CPE and eventually substitute it with G.fast CPEs as and when there is increased demand for higher speed broadband offering. Sang Xulei expressed that they have a longstanding association with EneCom, and are assured that G.fast will permit them to delight their users by offering excellent broadband experience.
G.fast is growing as a technology of choice to offer fiber-like speeds to consumers over short distances. It will also permit operators to restrict expenditures since G.fast utilizes current copper infrastructure. The deployment will warrant that EneCom gets the vital first-mover benefit, indicating they can get new clients by cost-effectively offering high-speed broadband of 1Gbps.
In the last trading session, the stock price of Nokia gained 0.70% to close the day at $5.05. The gains came at a share volume of around 12.83 million compared to average share volume of 15.98 million.