Frontier and Nokia connect 100,000 homes with broadband

Frontier and Nokia connect 100,000 homes with broadband

24 September 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Frontier Communications has partnered Nokia to connect 100,000 homes to XGS-PON broadband technology.

Frontier is using Nokia’s technology to power its fibre build and deliver services that will enable high-speed network connectivity, reliability, and capacity for  residential customers.

“This is a big step forward for our fibre expansion plan, which will reach 600,000 new locations by the end of this year and a targeted 10 million locations by the end of 2025,” said Veronica Bloodworth (pictured), chief network officer at Frontier Communications.

“Customers will enjoy lightning-fast connectivity so they can work, study, surf the internet, and enjoy the latest streaming entertainment.”

The news follows the rise of internet-connected devices and customer demand for faster, more reliable service and as such Frontier is future-proofing its business to boost network capacity and speed that beats that of legacy cable and internet providers.

“The demand for broadband and fibre to support and scale network upgrades is increasing exponentially,” said Sandy Motley, president of fixed networks at Nokia.

“Our Quillion chip-powered solution is the most advanced technology on the market and is capable of fuelling Frontier’s fibre expansion and helping deliver a superior experience unmatched in speed and reliability.”

Specifically, XGS-PON technology provides the capacity necessary for high-bandwidth applications, including HD interactive video, cloud computing, virtual reality, and IoT.

“Fiber broadband technologies such as XGS-PON and 25G-PON are providing the foundation that operators need to meet customer demand and address future broadband requirements for both businesses and residences,” added Julie Kunstler, senior principal analyst at Omdia.

In related news, earlier this month Frontier inked a multi-year partnership with Red Ventures to build out its digital capabilities as Frontier expands its fibre footprint.

Under the terms of the deal, Frontier will leverage Red Digital, an AI-powered marketing solutions business within Red Ventures, to build a new digital innovation hub in order to improve online experiences and accelerate subscriber growth.