Nokia claims 100 operators for Quillion chips for fibre broa

Nokia claims 100 operators for Quillion chips for fibre broadband

13 May 2021 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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Nokia has reached the 100-customer milestone for the Quillion chipset-based broadband solutions used in next-generation fibre and copper telecommunication networks.

Quillion is now being deployed in more than 40 countries around the world, said the company, which started shipping the solutions in 2020.

Sandra Motley (pictured), president of Nokia’s fixed networks division, said: “Operators need innovative solutions that will enable them to keep up with the demand, keep cost under control and future proof their networks, including using fibre for 5G transport. We have developed Quillion to ensure we can bring state-of-the-art solutions that our customers need.”

The vendor listed early users as including Chorus, KPN, Oi, Proximus, Telefónica and TIM.

Patrick Delcoigne, network engineering and operations director at Proximus in Belgium, said: “We … chose to partner with Nokia because their Quillion-based tech lets us start with 2.5Gbps speeds, but gives us the flexibility to move to 10Gbps and even 25Gbps symmetrical as our customers’ needs evolve. Such a colossal capacity also allows Proximus to easily house several other operators on its open network infrastructures.”

In New Zealand, Ed Hyde, chief customer officer of last-mile fibre provider Chorus, said: “To stay ahead of the curve, we recently launched our next generation of wholesale fibre plans, the Hyperfibre product family. With Nokia’s multi-PON solution we can offer a range of high symmetrical speeds — up to 8Gbps — to businesses, schools, and consumers.”