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Nokia launches Lightspan SF-8M sealed remote node

Nokia has added the Lightspan SF-8M sealed remote node to its fibre broadband portfolio.

The new product is designed to enable operators to quickly respond to rapidly increasing competition from both established telcos and new operators. It has the capacity to support a wide range of speeds, allowing operators to better address end user requirements and deliver line rates of 2.5 or 10Gb/s today with the potential to evolve to 25Gb/s in the future.

Based on the company’s Quillion chipset, the Lightspan SF-8M high-throughput, power-efficient, low-latency remote optical line terminal (OLT) is perfectly suited to support residential, business, and mobile transport services. It supports eight GPON, XGS-PON, or multi-PON ports, or four 25G PON ports. It also comes with flexible powering options including power-over-coax, AC, DC, or RFT-V.

The new addition enhances the current SDAN-based portfolio including the Lightspan FX family (for centralised deployments), MF-2 (for distributed deployments), and DF-16GM (for low-density deployments), along with an extensive range of optical network terminals (ONT), and professional services.

Mark Klimek, business centre lead for North America, Nokia Fixed Networks said: ‘In a highly competitive world, cable operators need to find cost-effective solutions to increase speed and performance. Next-generation fibre upgrades are happening three years sooner than expected. The Lightspan SF-8M provides the perfect solution for cable operators that want to quickly increase capacity and flexibly migrate to fibre-to-the-home.’


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