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Valoo selects Nokia for multi-gig fibre network deployment

Finnish network operator, Valoo has selected Nokia to deploy a 10G broadband network in the country.

Valoo is 100% owned by independent infrastructure equity fund, DIF Capital Partners, which controls more than €15bn of investments globally. Valoo focuses on fibre broadband access and is currently undergoing large scale fibre developments in the Finnish market. The company recently announced that, as well as building fibre networks, it will offer internet service subscriptions itself and make its network available to third party operators.

The new network will connect 200,000 homes in and around 30 cities by the end of 2026. The partnership includes fibre access nodes for the central office and Nokia’s Altiplano broadband access controller, which includes software defined access networking (SDAN) capabilities. Nokia’s Quillion chipset at the heart of the solution, the XGS-PON deployment is ready for 25G PON when Valoo wants to add more capacity. Quillion also means lower emissions.

Tommi Linna, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Valoo, says: “With Nokia’s advanced Lightspan multi-gig fibre broadband solution we can provide our customers the best possible technology there is in the fibre world. The solution enables us to deliver network connection to multiple customers using the same fibre and accelerate internet connections up to 20 gigabit and beyond. With Nokia’s new Altiplano controller we can bring advanced open access network solution to Finnish market. And last but not least: Nokia’s multi-gig fibre has a 95% smaller carbon footprint thanks to its energy efficiency gains compared to traditional point-to-point solutions. I couldn’t be more proud that we are the first fibre company in Finland executing Nokia’s multi-gig fibre to customers – starting this spring.”

Sandy Motley, President Fixed Networks at Nokia, adds: “With our Altiplano controller, Valoo has laid the foundation for automation in the broadband access network, which is essential for operators looking to innovate with advanced digital broadband offerings while keeping their operational expenditure under control.”


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