Nokia To Develop A 100G Fibre Network

Nokia To Develop A 100G Fibre Network. It’s true, that 10G is all the rage in home broadband right now, but Nokia is showcasing what may be the top PON technology of tomorrow at this week’s Fiber Connect conference. It intends to show off a 100G network prototype in the conference’s proof-of-concept zone.

Nokia is a leading supplier of 10G technology today, with a system based on their Quillion chipset that can be upgraded to 25G.

Nokia To Develop A 100G Fibre Network – Nokia Firm Senior

However, a firm senior told Fierce in September that it is also working on 50G and 100G technologies.

According to the vendor’s press release, the prototype it is demonstrating is capable of providing 100 Gbps downstream over a single PON wavelength. The demonstration setup is designed to emulate real-world situations such as fiber lengths and power divides.

“Fiber can already give 10G and 25G speeds today.” In the second half of this decade, 50G will be accessible. “Using this proof-of-concept demonstration, we show that 100G is now within reach; all with today’s fiber network infrastructure,” Nokia Fixed Networks CTO Stefaan Vanhastel said in a statement.

Indeed, this isn’t the first time Nokia has shown off its work on 100G. Nokia and Vodafone announced the conclusion of a PON experiment in February 2021. Yielding speeds of up to 100 Gbps across a single wavelength. This attempt made use of 25G optics as well as modern digital signal processing (DSP) methods.

Nokia stated at the time that adoption of the DSP technology used in the testing would pave the way for commercial availability of 50G and 100G “in the second part of the decade.”

Analyst company Strategy Analytics predicted in October 2021 that operators will begin installing 50G in 2023. However, Nokia emphasized in a blog post earlier this month that the current 50G standard does not allow for coexistence with GPON and XGS-POS. Which might stymie rollouts.

In April 2021, CableLabs initiated a project to establish standards for 100G single wavelength PON. It is unknown whether 100G will encounter the same challenges as 50G.

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