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DELTA Fiber progresses FTTH build with Nokia

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Netherlands-based DELTA Fiber has turned to Nokia for its ongoing fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) build as it deploys a next-generation optical transport network, based on 400G wavelengths.

Having witnessed "almost a doubling of traffic each year" according to CTO John Wittekamp, DELTA is currently building a core network to support 19 sites, followed by the deployment of metro sites covering approximately 75 locations. 

DELTA Fiber will use the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch platforms, powered by Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine technology. This will support DELTA's deployment of a new Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing network, incorporating Nokia’s portfolio of Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers.

The two highlighted that 400Gbit/s speeds and higher wavelengths enable "a simplified network that increases operational and cost efficiency".

Wittekamp said: “Nokia’s highly scalable optical transport network will play a critical role in enabling DELTA Fiber to grow with the needs of its customers both today and in the future. With almost a doubling of traffic each year, we have put in place an aggressive goal to roll out FTTH over the next decade. The new network will address the requirements of exponential traffic growth without compromising reliability and resiliency of the network."

The broader partnership between the two also includes Nokia supplying its XGS.PON access network and customer premise equipment.

Rafael de Fermin, SVP Europe, IP/Optics, at Nokia, said: “We’re excited to expand our optical relationship with DELTA Fiber and increase Nokia’s footprint overall as its multi-domain supplier. The new optical transport network is key to ensuring a high-performance experience for DELTA Fiber’s customers through its new access networks.”

The EQT-owned DELTA Fiber connects around 900,000 addresses throughout the Netherlands, with around 20,000 new connections being added every month. DELTA Fiber's target is for two million connections by 2025.

To help reach this, earlier this month DELTA confirmed it had secured €2 billion in finance for the roll out of its newest generation fibre network, XGS-PON, throughout the Netherlands. The funds were secured by underwriters ABN AMRO, ING, SEB, Santander and Deutsche Bank, who will place the loan with a consortium of national and international banks.

In late July, DELTA confirmed it would be working with Proximus to roll out 1.5 million fibre optic connections across Flanders.

 

 

 

 

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