Nokia and Optage conduct Japan’s first field trial of symmetrical 25G PON

Via Nokia

Feb 2, 2024

  • OPTAGE becomes the first in Japan and Asia Pacific region to test Nokia’s symmetrical 25G PON fiber technology in a live network environment with real subscribers
  • Nokia’s solution will enable OPTAGE to provide some of Japan’s fastest internet speeds.
  • Nokia’s 25G Passive Optical Network (PON) solution allows service providers to continue using the existing fiber while gaining new capabilities and enhanced capacity
  • The deployment will allow OPTAGE to support new applications and address the ever-growing bandwidth requirements

 

Tokyo, Japan – Nokia today announced that OPTAGE Inc. will use Nokia’s fiber solution to conduct Japan’s first field trial of a symmetrical 25G Passive Optical Network (PON) service. Nokia’s 25G PON solution will provide OPTAGE customers with ultra-fast, and reliable broadband services that are becoming essential for new applications such as the Metaverse, cloud gaming, and business services.

The trial paves way for 25G PON-based services OPTAGE plans to launch in FY2024 and commercial services hereafter. Nokia’s solution is based on the Quillion chipset which enables service providers to use multiple PON technologies at the same time on the same fiber. This can help reduce operation costs and provide the added flexibility needed to simultaneously meet different customer needs.

Masahiko Nabe, President & Representative Director at OPTAGE Inc., said: “We are continuously looking for new technologies to enhance our services. This trial with Nokia reiterates our commitment to provide the best possible experience to our subscribers. We are confident that once deployed, Nokia’s field-proven 25G PON solution will allow us to provide our customers with the fastest, most reliable broadband symmetrical service in Japan.”

Tetsuo Kamoshita, Japan Country Manager at Nokia said: “Our 25G PON solution allows service providers like OPTAGE to maximize the use of the existing fiber network to deliver ultra-fast broadband access. We are thrilled to support OPTAGE in conducting Japan and Asia Pacific’s first field trial of symmetrical 25G PON with live subscribers. Once deployed, OPTAGE will be able to quickly scale its fiber network to meet the growing capacity needs of its customers while ensuring exceptional network performance.”

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