News | April 14, 2023

Nokia Deploys Multi-Gig Fiber Broadband For Valoo In Finland

  • Nokia’s first comprehensive XGS-PON solution in Finland
  • 95 percent smaller carbon footprint compared to traditional point-to-point solutions

Nokia today announced it is deploying a 10G broadband network for operator Valoo in Finland. The deal includes fiber access nodes for the central office and Nokia’s Altiplano broadband access controller, which includes software defined access networking (SDAN) capabilities. The new network will connect 200,000 homes in and around 30 cities by the end of 2026.

With Nokia’s Quillion chipset at the heart of the solution, the XGS-PON deployment is ready for 25G PON when Valoo wants to add more capacity. Quillion also means lower emissions.

Tommi Linna, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Valoo, said: “With Nokia’s advanced Lightspan multi-gig fiber broadband solution we can provide our customers the best possible technology there is in the fiber world. The solution enables us to deliver network connection to multiple customers using the same fiber and accelerate internet connections up to 20 gigabit and beyond. With Nokia’s new Altiplano controller we can bring advanced open access network solution to Finnish market.

“And last but not least: Nokia’s multi-gig fiber has a 95 percent smaller carbon footprint thanks to its energy efficiency gains compared to traditional point-to-point solutions. I couldn’t be more proud that we are the first fiber company in Finland executing Nokia’s multi-gig fiber to customers – starting this spring.”

Valoo (Adola Oy) is 100 percent owned by DIF Capital Partners, an independent infrastructure equity fund controlling more than €15 billion of investments globally. Valoo focuses on fiber broadband access and is undergoing large scale fiber developments in the Finnish market. In February this year the company announced that as well as building fiber networks it will offer internet service subscriptions itself and make its network available to third party operators.

Sandy Motley, President Fixed Networks at Nokia, said: “With our Altiplano controller, Valoo has laid the foundation for automation in the broadband access network, which is essential for operators looking to innovate with advanced digital broadband offerings while keeping their operational expenditure under control.”

Nokia’s Altiplano solution
The Altiplano Access Controller offers a complete suite of network management as well as SDN control functions to automate, assure, visualize, optimize, and enhance broadband networks. Altiplano automates network lifecycle management activities and provides operators a single pane of glass to manage the entire access network domain. Its open modular cloud-native micro-services based architecture with open APIs allows operators to integrate easily with OSS/BSS, IT and cloud platforms, and onboard their own Applications.

Nokia 7360-FX Lightspan series access node (OLT)
Nokia 7360-FX Lightspan is a high-capacity access node for massive scale fiber rollouts. 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.

Nokia Lightspan MF-2
The Nokia Lightspan MF is the industry’s first family of software-defined fiber access nodes designed to provide non-blocking delivery of massive scale, high-speed broadband services with 25G PON, 50G PON and beyond.

Source: Nokia