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Nokia and Openreach deploy next generation fiber access network to connect millions in UK to ultra-fast, reliable broadband access

Nokia fiber solution enables Openreach to significantly extend its full fiber network capacity and coverage



New fiber access network capable of delivering multi-Gigabit speeds to customers



Openreach FTTH network is delivering economic and environmental benefits to the UK

21 May 2020Espoo, Finland a?? Nokia today announced that Openreach will deploy its fiber solutions to help meet its target of bringing ultra-fast and reliable broadband access to 20 million homes across the UK by the mid-to-late 2020s. The fiber rollout with Nokia underpins Openreacha??s commitment to build a world-class, secure broadband network that can deliver differentiated customer experiences and provide a platform for the UKa??s economic recovery, post Covid-19.Openreach is focused on extending its fiber networks to better meet evolving consumer demands, support society in unforeseen crises and help socio-economic growth. A nationwide fiber-to-the-home network has the potential to provide a A?59 billion boost to UK productivity by 2025i. It can also enable 400,000 more people to work from home, allow 125,000 parents with dependent children the opportunity to re-enter the workforce and help to reduce greenhouse emissions.The rollout with Nokia focuses on deploying GPON and XGS-PON fiber access technologies to expand Openreacha??s fiber-rich network to reach 4.5 million premises by the end of March 2021. Ita??s also capable of delivering up to 10Gb/s symmetrical broadband speeds in the future, in areas where demand for additional capacity is required. Nokiaa??s solution supports a smooth evolution from current traditional deployments to virtualized access-network control and management (SDAN a?? Software Defined Access Networking) by software upgrade.The agreement is another key milestone in Nokiaa??s extensive partnership with Openreach to deliver multi-Gigabit, next generation PON connectivity to customers and builds on an extensive end-to-end network framework that has been established over the past years. This includes G.fast technology which currently allows Openreach to offer 100a??s Mb/s to homes in areas where fiber is not available yet.
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