17 February 2017
| James Pearce
Nokia has launched a number of next generation fibre solutions aimed at boosting backhaul and fronthaul for mobile solutions using fibre-to-the-home.
The Finnish vendor unveiled the solutions at the FTTH
Council Europe event in Marseille this week, adding a
next-generation 10Gbps passive optical network (PON) and
point-to-point (P2P) fibre to its mobile transport
It means carriers and operators can leverage existing FTTH
deployments to boost capacity for mobile solutions. Nokia
claims this kind of solution will be vital in speedy deployment
of 5G services.
The solution provides a cost-effective link between mobile
cells and a fixed network, allowing an increase in bandwidth
without the need to deploy dedicated infrastructure.
Federico Guillen, president of Nokia Fixed Networks said:
"The biggest opportunity on the horizon for fixed networks is
the arrival of 5G. It’s clear that 5G will require
very high capacity and low delay, but what is less certain is
just how much capacity will be required for backhaul and what
latency will be sufficient. We take the guesswork out of the