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New Nokia chipsets to aid operators with 10G PON introduction

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Now available from Nokia is the Quillion family of chipsets that are designed to power next-generation massive scale access networks.

The chipsets will allow operators to easily introduce 10G PON in their fibre networks and to serve more users from ultra-high-speed G.fast access nodes. Quillion powers Nokia’s 16-port Multi-PON line card, which supports both GPON and NG-PON on each port. This allows operators with an existing GPON network to simply ‘switch on’ NG-PON services on each port without re-cabling or disrupting the GPON service.

The range has additionally been optimised to allow for low-latency applications that are critical for 5G transport and has built-in programmability to support intents that pave the way toward automated workflows, such as network slicing for 5G transport.

It also gives operators with copper infrastructure access to high density G.fast and Vplus solutions. Helping to reduce rack space by 50 per cent and power consumption by 10 per cent, Nokia’s enhanced copper solutions with Quillion chipsets enable operators to support more customers without increasing the cabinet size. 

Sandra Motley, president of fixed networks at Nokia, said: ‘In a 5G world, consumers will expect a gigabit experience regardless if they are at home or on the go. Our Quillion chipset is designed to deliver gigabit broadband to every home, using broadband technologies like fibre to complement 5G in massive scale access networks. This allows operators to efficiently connect more people with higher speeds, and positively impacts their business case.’

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