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Boost for business with bandwidth-reducing broadband trialled in London

London-based broadband provider G.Network and technology provider Xantaro to test next-generation fiber broadband using Nokia 25G PON equipment

A successful trial of the latest development of all-fibre broadband networks recently took place in central London, which could help bring the UK up to date with internet connectivity for business.

Working in partnership with full fiber broadband provider G.Network, technology company Xantaro has demonstrated how Nokia’s 25G PON technology can deliver increased speed and capacity to UK businesses, eliminating the need for costly leased lines from set up for bandwidth-intensive customers.

« London is one of the most influential cities in the world, yet it lags behind in terms of broadband speeds, especially for businesses, » said G.Network CEO Kevin Murphy. “G.Network is changing that. We are playing a major role in the UK Government’s Project Gigabit by rolling out our full fiber network across 13 boroughs of central London. We are future-proofing capital, and this test demonstrates that our network can deliver speeds that future generations of businesses will demand. »

The 25G test, carried out last month in central London, demonstrated symmetrical speeds (both download and upload) more than double those currently delivered over the same fiber using XGS-PON technology.

Xantaro CTO Steve Kingdom said: “Working with our Altnet customers in the UK, we always deliver best-in-class solutions to meet our customers’ needs. Nokia’s 25G technology is perfect for businesses consuming high bandwidth in London and across the UK and this test showed that forward-thinking network operators can bring next-generation technology to businesses across the country. » .

Nokia’s 25G PON service is enabled by the introduction of a new optical module into the existing Multi-PON FWLT-C cards within the existing OLT (Fiber Access Node), together with the 25G PON ONU (Fiber Modem) of Nokia to the end user.

Nokia UK&I CEO Phil Siveter said: “25G PON is realizing the future of fiber today and offers key benefits beyond those provided by current networks. It has enormous capacity and is simple to install into existing access technology used in exchanges, data centers, enterprises and campuses. Using 25G PON allows service providers to rapidly scale up the capacity of their existing fiber assets, capturing high bandwidth opportunities today and providing the scale needed for the future.

G.Network CTO Paul Weir said: “Xantaro and Nokia are key partners for us and I am delighted that we have been able to use their latest technology to demonstrate even higher symmetrical speeds on our FTTP network. These symmetrical high bandwidth technologies are the smart alternative to expensive fiber leased lines for London businesses and prove that our existing network is future proof.”

Xantaro will continue to work with highly competitive alternative fiber suppliers across the UK, demonstrating how 25GS-PON technology can enhance current services and offer new service opportunities that benefit the UK commercial and consumer markets.


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About Xantaro
Xantaro is Europe’s leading specialist for planning, proof-of-concept, construction, operation, maintenance and value-added services for high-performance information networks of carriers, service providers and large enterprises.
For more information visit: https://www.xantaro.net/it.

About G.Network
G.Network is London’s all-fiber broadband provider. We are installing brand new fiber optic connections direct to residents and businesses across London. With the G.Network infrastructure, residents and businesses can access 100% reliable fiber connections with guaranteed download and upload speeds.
For more information visit: https://www.g.network.

About Nokia 25G PON technology
25G PON is the best next step in the evolution of PON. It makes fiber networks faster, smarter and more affordable. Nokia’s solution is the first symmetric 25G PON solution on the market that allows you to increase the capacity of fiber broadband and seize new opportunities. It is based on the Quillion chipset and is available for the widely used Nokia fiber platform, making it very easy to get started.