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Nokia is “market leader” for OLT broadband access nodes in India, according to Omdia


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Nokia is “market leader” for OLT broadband access nodes in India, according to Omdia 

  •  Nokia’s Lightspan FX series of OLT access nodes is the “clear market leader” in India with more than 70% market share in 2022.
  •  Nokia also has significant market share in the ONT segment in India according to research by Omdia.

25 April 2023
New Delhi, India – Nokia today announced results of research by Omdia that revealed it is the market leader of optical line terminal (OLT) in India with more than 70% market share in 2022. 
The same study also confirmed that Nokia had a 20% market share in optical network terminal (ONT) technology in India.  

India is witnessing an unprecedented surge in demand for high-capacity broadband connectivity, driven by a surge in remote working, increasing digitalization of industry verticals and a host of new use cases. As a result, fiber connectivity is a priority for both fixed and mobile operators, with much of the demand coming from fiber to the home (FTTH) but also in the form of transport networks for mobile operators’ 5G deployments. Indian service providers benefit from the increased availability of Nokia’s existing Lightspan FX product lines, as well as upcoming next generation GPON access nodes which offer smaller low-density OLTs to suit a range of conditions and requirements.  

Santiswarup Tripathy, Head of India Fixed Networks RBC at Nokia, said: “Nokia is at the forefront in the evolution of PON Technology. Receiving independent verification of our leadership position of OLT technology from Omdia is deeply satisfying and we take immense pride in contributing to the digital transformation of India.”

Julie Kunstler, Chief Analyst, Broadband Access Intelligence Service at OMDIA, said: “FTTP deployments in developing countries are presenting a significant opportunity for PON equipment vendors. Nokia captured this opportunity in 2021 and 2022 as the leading OLT vendor in India with more than 70% market share.”

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