Nokia (NYSE:NOK) has launched two more ASICs to be used along the company’s G.fast and VDSL2. The new nodes will provide operators with great flexibility in delivering ultra-broadband services to consumers.
With the new enhanced access nodes that utilize Nokia’s proprietary next-generation in-house vectoring process, operators can now access an array of FTTX options that would aid in faster and efficient delivery of ultra-broadband solutions to users.
Operators are exploring multiple ways to enhance their access network to possibly enable them deliver higher speed and cover more ground. To achieve these, flexibility is key; with flexibility, they can come up with tailor-made solutions for every individual user.
With the new nodes, operators can now hasten FTTx deployment and cover more ground as aforementioned. The new nodes are optimized for better performance and as a result will increase the efficiency of the other two options.
The new chipset will facilitate faster data speed as it eliminates frictions of ‘cross-talk interference’ as experienced in the previous system.
The efficiency of the new nodes will bring about multiple applications of Nokia’s initial line of chipsets which will translate to lower costs per subscriber and slashing the cost of infrastructure to be deployed in a given area. The newly launched chipset can accommodate VDSL2 and G.fast on a common platform to the advantage of operators.
Nokia is also augmenting its copper platform with a new option through which operators can have a single technology, vectored VDSL2 network. The new technology dubbed Long Reach VDSL2 (VDSL2-LR) will allow operators to extend their VDSL2 technology performance to its subscribers over any length of copper loop.
With all these functionalities, VDSL2-LR will cut network operation costs and create a roadmap needed for broadband services to be delivered over similar distance with ADSL2+.
“Solutions like Nokia’s higher density FTTx technology options can give operators the additional capacity, scale and flexibility they need to address various use cases and cost effectively extend ultra-broadband services to more people, quickly.” Teresa Mastrangelo, Principal Analyst at Broadband Trends