Nokia to provide next-generation optical transport network

Nokia has been selected by DELTA Fiber to provide a next-generation optical transport network to support its Fiber to the Home rollout in the Netherlands

This next-generation optical transport network, based on 400G wavelengths, will handle DELTA Fiber’s increased traffic and further expansion of its Fibre to the Home (FTTH) rollout in the Netherlands. 

Nokia’s high capacity network will offer DELTA Fiber’s customers enhanced service quality and speeds. It will rapidly deploy services to its customers, reduce network total cost of ownership and extend network lifecycles.

To provide this for its customers, DELTA Fiber will use the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch platforms, powered by Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine technology. Nokia is a trusted partner for critical networks committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks.

Rafael de Fermin, Senior Vice President Europe, IP/Optics, at Nokia, said: “We’re excited to expand our optical relationship with DELTA Fiber and increase Nokia’s footprint overall as its multi-domain supplier. The new optical transport network is key to ensuring a high-performance experience for DELTA Fiber’s customers through its new access networks.”

Nokia’s highly scalable optical transport network

As one of the fastest-growing fibre companies in the Netherlands, DELTA Fiber aims to provide as many households and companies as possible with access to fast internet. 

The work with Nokia will support its deployment of a new Dense Wavelength Multiplexing network. 

By incorporating Nokia’s broad family of Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers DELTA Fiber will be able to enable optimised core and metro applications to cover the entire country. The core network build is currently underway to support 19 sites. 

This will be followed by the deployment of metro sites to cover approximately 75 locations.

John Wittekamp, CTO at DELTA Fiber, said: “Nokia’s highly scalable optical transport network will play a critical role in enabling DELTA Fiber to grow with the needs of its customers both today and in the future.”

“With almost a doubling of traffic each year, we have put in place an aggressive goal to roll out FTTH over the next decade. The new network will address the requirements of exponential traffic growth without compromising reliability and resiliency of the network," he continued.

Supporting DELTA Fiber’s expansion plans

Nokia’s high capacity network with 400Gbit/s speeds and higher wavelengths allow for a simplified network which will increase operational and cost efficiency.

As part of a broader cooperation with DELTA Fiber to support its expansion plans, the deal also means Nokia will supply its XGS.PON access network and customer premise equipment

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