Nokia has launched a new solution that aims to make it easier for fibre network providers to deploy gigabit broadband services in MDUs where the final connection leg is via twisted pair or coaxial cables.
The new product, Gigabit Connect, builds on G.fast capabilities, hiding its complexity and enabling the last leg connection to be managed as a fibre endpoint under a single pane of glass management interface.
Sandy Motley, president, fixed networks at Nokia, said, “We estimate that 20 per cent of MDUs are challenging for new fibre installations. Using G.fast over a building’s existing cables goes a long way to solving the problem, but it can be a challenge for operators to build expertise in new technologies.
“With Gigabit Connect, we are hiding the complexity, enabling plug-and-play fibre deployment and on-going management as with any normal fiber line. Furthermore, consumers will experience the same speed and low-latency performance as standard fibre.”
Gigabit Connect can be deployed with no impact on existing network management and FTTP (or fibre to the premise) services. It also delivers the same speed and low-latency experience for the end user as full FTTH.