Nokia launches Gigabit Smart Build for ultra-broadband network transformation

14 October 2016 |


Nokia announced the launch of its Gigabit Smart Build portfolio to help service providers build ultra-broadband networks easily and more cost-efficiently.

Nokia Gigabit Smart Build simplifies the process of introducing and commercialising new technology and products. Nokia Bell Labs' patented business and technology modeling tools help build accurate business cases and select the correct technology and strategy to move to Gigabit. 

The network build control management service controls and automates end-to-end network rollout resulting in a faster roll-out and a first-time-right network build. This complements Nokia's ONT Easy Start solution launched last year, which allows end-users to activate the Optical Network Terminal themselves, reducing installation and activation costs by over 40%.

The network assessment & health check tool analyses big data to provide insight into network performance and capacity management. Network software upgrades are performed faster and at higher quality through systematic upgrades.

Nokia has recently run more than 10 key programs with customers worldwide, upgrading and transforming their wireline broadband access networks.

Federico Guillén, president of Nokia's Fixed Networks Business Group, said: "Successfully rolling out Gigabit networks relies on three factors: experience, expertise and automation. Our unparalleled track record of innovation and holistic approach cover all aspects of the evolution to Gigabit networks. It comes down to taking the guesswork out of broadband network roll-outs.This delivers tremendous benefits and predictable results in terms of time-to-market, cost reductions and first-time-right execution, while sharply reducing any disruptions for communities and citizens."

Julie Kunstler, Principal Analyst at OVUM, said: "A recent network transformation survey we conducted confirmed that service providers face numerous network transformation challenges, such as choosing the best technology strategy and understanding its impact on future upgrades, identifying new revenue opportunities and meeting rollout targets and network optimization goals. Many of the cited challenges can be mitigated through enhanced vendor relationships with telecom partners such as Nokia."