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Nokia and Nbn Show World’s First 10G, 25G, 50G and 100G Speeds 

April 1, 2024

5G / Outdoor Wireless

Nokia today announced that NBN Co, Australia’s largest wholesale broadband provider, has successfully completed the world’s first live network demonstration of multiple next-generation PON technologies. Leveraging Nokia’s fiber access platform, nbn was able to deliver 10G, 25G, 50G and 100G broadband speeds over its existing fiber network. The successful results demonstrate how operators and wholesalers can effortlessly scale their fiber access network, addressing the growing demand for faster connectivity needed by premium users, enterprises, and Industry 4.0 for generations to come.  

Fiber is a futureproof, energy efficient technology that operators increasingly use to connect everything with multi-gigabit services. Today, operators worldwide are deploying up to 20Gb/s speeds with XGS-PON and 25G PON to meet growing bandwidth requirements, deliver better end user experiences, and create new revenue generating services. When the demand for speeds above 20Gb/s emerges, 50G and 100G will be able to address these needs.Designed to support a full range of PON technologies, from GPON to 100G PON, Nokia’s Lightspan platform gives operators the choice and flexibility to optimize their network to their specific business case and needs. Using Nokia’s fiber platform, operators like nbn are able to add capacity to their networks, demonstrating the co-existence of multiple PON technologies. For example, nbn was able to show a combination of 10G, 25G and 50G, as well as 10G, 25G and 100G on the same fiber. This trial shows how operators can easily enhance 10G PON to symmetrical 25G PON and eventually evolve to 50G PON or 100G using the same passive and active fiber components.


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Nokia Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones, serving customers in 130 countries. Nokia is divided into four business groups: Mobile Phones, Multimedia, Enterprise Solutions, and Networks. The Mobile Phones group markets wireless voice and data products in consumer and corporate markets. The Multimedia segment sells mobile gaming devices, home satellite systems, and cable television set-top boxes. The Enterprise Solutions group develops wireless systems for use in the corporate sector. Wireless switching and transmission equipment is sold through the company's Networks division. Nokia operates 15 manufacturing facilities in nine countries and maintains research and development facilities in 12 countries.