Nokia to help Wire 3 accelerate 10G broadband network build in Florida

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Nokia has announced an FTTH (Fiber to the home) deal with all-fiber service provider Wire 3. The Florida-based operator is rolling out a 10Gb/second network along Florida’s Atlantic Coast including the cities of Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach.

“We’re delighted to have been selected by Wire 3 for this exciting XGS-PON deployment. Not only will Wire 3 be able to bring market-leading broadband speeds to Florida residents today, but our Quillion chipset-powered kit can also support 25G PON on the same fiber, so Wire 3 can be confident that it can always offer the fastest speeds.”

Ed Cholerton, President, Nokia North America

The deal includes fiber access nodes for the central office, fiber modems for customer homes, service routers, Wi-Fi gateways and Nokia’s Altiplano broadband network controller.

The Chief Technology Officer of Wire 3, Jason Schreiber said: “We are laser-focused on growth and want to get to 15,000 homes passed a month. When it comes to subscriber activation and service provisioning, automation will be key. We are using Nokia’s Altiplano platform which will be our main OSS Platform and all other systems will integrate and work through it.”

Nokia ISAM FX series access node (Optical Line Terminal). Nokia ISAM FX is a high-capacity access node for massive scale fiber roll-outs. Usually located in telecom central office, it connects thousands of users via optical fiber, aggregates their broadband traffic and sends it deeper in the network.

The fiber access node supports multiple fiber technologies including GPON, XGS-PON, 25GS-PON and Point-to-Point Ethernet to deliver a wide range of services with the best fit technology.

According to Dell’Oro, Nokia was the 2021 market share leader for XGS-PON equipment. Seven out of 10 fiber homes in the United States are served using Nokia FTTH kit

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