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Greenlight Networks to deploy Nokia XGS-PON fiber technology to bring new ultra-broadband services to customers in New York

  • First commercial deployment of XGS-PON in New York will open the door to new enhanced services and applications for Greenlight customers living in Rochester 

June 4, 2018

Rochester, New York -  Greenlight Networks will deploy Nokia's next-generation fiber technology to enhance its fiber network capacity, reliability, flexibility and scale to deliver new high-quality residential and business services. Providing symmetrical broadband speeds of up to 10Gbps, the XGS-PON1 deployment is a first in New York and enables Greenlight Networks to bring some of the fastest broadband speeds to the region.

Greenlight's deployment of Nokia's XGS-PON solution reflects its commitment to continually develop the capabilities and speed of its network and is an important step towards extending new ultra-broadband services such as streaming video in 8k and 12k as well as keeping up with the increase of internet-aware devices in the home. It also provides a cost-effective upgrade path for its existing fiber network, which covers multiple municipalities in the Greater Rochester area, allowing Greenlight to seamlessly move from GPON (2.5Gbps) to XGS-PON (10Gbps) using the same access node.

Mark Murphy, CEO at Greenlight Networks said: "Greenlight is constantly looking at ways we can deliver new services that fit every customer need.  We pride ourselves on offering the fastest internet speeds available in the markets we serve and Nokia's XGS-PON technology will play a critical part in our ability to deliver these services to our customers.  With Nokia's next-generation PON fiber solution we will be able to deliver the latest technologies, applications, products and services quickly and reliably to our customers and ensure they have access to the ultra-broadband speeds and capacity they require now and in the future."

Federico Guillen, president of Nokia Fixed Networks business group, said: "We are pleased to be working with Greenlight to ensure they have the tools, resources and expertise they need to deliver better, faster and smarter ultra-broadband access to customers in New York. As demand for Gigabit and symmetrical services grows, next-generation fiber technologies like XGS-PON play a critical role in delivering and supporting the enhanced ultra-broadband services customers require today and in the future."

Did you know?

  • Greenlight was the first ISP to provide Gigabit speeds to residential customers in the Rochester market.
  • XGS-PON is the fastest and most cost-efficient way to evolve existing GPON networks to 10Gbps, offering symmetrical bitrates and a clear path forward to TWDM-PON.
  • Nokia is deploying XGS/TWDM-PON with EPB, SKB and China Mobile along with several other customers.

About Greenlight Networks, LLC
Greenlight Networks is an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider, offering residential and small business customers Internet speeds up to a Gigabit per second. Based in Rochester, NY and founded in 2011, the company builds, owns and operates its fiber-optic networks to provide amazingly fast Internet connections to its customers. For more information on the company, or to sign-up for service, please visit GreenlightNetworks.com or find it on Facebook.com/GreenlightNetworks, and @GreenlightFiber on Twitter.

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Media Inquiries:
Greenlight
Casey Henninger
Communications
Phone: +1.585.351.6607
Email: casey@greenlightnetworks.com

Nokia
Mark Provost
Fixed Networks Communications
Phone: +1.732.312.8476
Email: mark.provost@nokia.com

  1. XGS-PON (X=10, G=Gigabit, S=symmetrical Passive Optical Network) is a point-to-multipoint fiber access network that delivers 10 Gb/s in both directions and supports dual rate transmissions
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