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Chorus chooses Nokia for new trial under ‘One Open Access Network Infrastructure’ vision

New Zealand service provider, Chorus has collaborated with Nokia on an open access network infrastructure designed to help fulfil on-demand service for optical services.

Based on emerging MEF Layer 1 standards, the Nokia wavelength service was selected to aid Chorus with the delivery of fully instrumented, standards-based optical services to existing customers, whilst facilitating new channels to market.

Chorus's Auckland trial is part of its ‘One Open Access Network Infrastructure’ vision – an open platform from which it can accelerate the monetisation of its infrastructure by offering fibre access, transport services, premium co-location and network hubs.

Standardisation of these Layer 1 connectivity services should simplify fulfilment and assurance, and facilitate end-to-end orchestration in open, multi-vendor environments. Nokia's wavelength services solution enables service providers to rapidly deploy on-demand, fully instrumented, standards-based L1 services. It includes the compact and carrier class Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Demarcation (PSD) for customer premises functions, while open software tools provide the service provider and its customers with rich service assurance reporting capabilities.

Ewen Powell, CTO at Chorus, explained: ‘Chorus is looking forward to trialling the Nokia wavelength services solution. With its support for compact demarcation devices and end-customer portal access to fully instrumented service assurance dashboards and reports, we believe that solutions like this will further advance our service offer, and put more network control in the hands of our service providers.’

Nokia has also recently been chosen by China Mobile to build its new integrated IP/optical transport network that is designed to support the next-generation of network services, especially 5G (see Nokia chosen by China Mobile for optical transport network).


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