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Nokia and KPN successfully trial 25G PON in Rotterdam animal hospital

Press Release


November 18, 2022

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced KPN has demonstrated 20 Gb/second broadband speeds in a field trial with the Caresse animal hospital in Rotterdam. High speed connectivity is increasingly important in veterinary medicine where high resolution images need to be accessed in the cloud. Symmetrical speeds of 20Gb/s would be capable of uploading (or downloading) almost 100 scans of 30 MB each in one second.

KPN deployed Nokia’s state-of-the-art 25G PON technology in the field trial using its existing fiber network. Using Nokia’s Quillon chip, 25G PON can work alongside GPON and XGS-PON on the same fiber, and powered by the same access node.

Babak Fouladi, chief technology and digital officer and member of KPN's board of management said: “At KPN, we are doing everything we can to give everyone access to superfast internet by building a national fiber optic network. The demonstration in the Caresse animal hospital shows that very high speeds are vital for the digital future of the Netherlands. I am proud that we can contribute to this with our super-fast network.”

Sandy Motley, President Nokia Fixed Networks, said: “We are delighted to have worked with KPN on this exciting trial. Operators are now using fiber broadband networks to support enterprise as well as residential customers which is accelerating demand for higher speeds. When we designed our Quillion chipset, a key requirement was to be able to support multiple PON technologies on the same fiber, giving operators the flexibility to offer different service levels dependent on the customers’ needs.”

Notes to editors

Nokia’s 25G PON solution utilizes the world’s first implementation of 25G PON technology and includes Lightspan and ISAM access nodes, Quillion based Multi-PON line cards and fiber modems.

Dependent on the optics chosen, 25G PON supports symmetrical bitrates (25Gb/s in downstream and 25G in upstream) and asymmetrical bitrates (25/10).

Usually located in telecom central offices, Nokia’s high-capacity access nodes are deployed for massive scale fiber roll-outs. They connect thousands of users via optical fibre, aggregate their broadband traffic and send it deeper in the network. The fiber access nodes can support multiple fiber technologies including GPON, XGS-PON, 25G PON and Point-to-Point Ethernet to deliver a wide range of services with the best fit technology.

Nokia ONT (Optical Network Termination) devices, or fiber modems, are located at the user location. They terminate the optical fibre connection and delivers broadband services within the user premises or cell sites.

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Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology and Digital Officer, KPN (left) and Joost Steltenpool, EVP, Fixed Access, KPN

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Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology and Digital Officer, KPN and Eric Festraets, Nokia Fixed Networks Marketing (right)

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(From left) Eric Festraets, Nokia Fixed Networks Marketing, Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology and Digital Officer, KPN (left) and Joost Steltenpool, EVP, Fixed Access, KPN

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