Nokia and Elisa trial first 10-gigabit network in Finland

| April 18, 2017 | 5 Replies

Press release from Nokia who have successfully trialled the first 10gigabit network in Finland.


Espoo, Finland – Elisa, a leading telecommunication, information communication technology (ICT) and online service company in Finland, successfully completed a field trial of Nokia’s XGS-PON technology, achieving the country’s fastest broadband speeds. With 10Gbps symmetrical (downstream and upstream) capabilities, the use of XGS-PON will allow Elisa to cost-effectively deliver ultra-broadband access needed for new high-speed, high-quality residential and business services

Finland is one of the leading countries in Europe for ultra-broadband adoption, and demand for high speed Internet and broadband access continues to grow steadily, with more than 50% of Finnish households having access to a fixed ultra-broadband connection of 100 Mbps*. Additionally, with interconnected Internet of Things (IoT) devices making residential dwellings increasingly ‘smarter’, customers are increasingly seeking new services that can support the array of sensors, plugs and other connected items they use in their homes. This makes Finland a perfect test bed for innovative new ultra-broadband solutions.

The field trial of Nokia’s XGS-PON technology demonstrates Elisa’s commitment to continually develop the capabilities and speed of its network.


Matias Castrén, Head of Broadband Subscription Business at Elisa, said: “Utilization of the new XGS-PON technology means high-speed and higher-quality fixed broadband connections. Faster and better connections are needed for the new TV and video services, and increasingly higher quality video technologies such as the 4K technology. In addition, the increased number of devices of households using the Internet connection require higher bandwidths.”

Federico Guillén, president of Nokia’s Fixed Networks business group, said: “With the increasing demand for more capacity, next-generation fiber technologies like XGS-PON are becoming more widely adopted as operators like Elisa look to deliver enhanced services to customers. With 9 deployments and more than 40 trials of next generation technology globally, we were able to bring our expertise to Elisa and demonstrate how our XGS-PON solution could help them evolve their network in line with demand.”

Overview of the technology used in trial:

  • The XGS-PON trial with Elisa includes Nokia’s 7360 ISAM FX with universal next generation PON solution and 7368 ISAM ONT

Did you know:

  • Nokia is a leader in next-generation PON technology with the world’s first XGS-PON deployment with China Mobile, and over 40 trials of the technology globally. Nokia’s universal TWDM solution with fixed wavelengths, announced in Feb 2015, led to standardization of XGS-PON in 2016.
  • With this win, Nokia keeps on growing its next-generation PON customer base.

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  • EricLovesSymbian

    EricLovesSymbian says:

    Well well well… Look who’s back.

    Welcome Jay!
    Be assured that we all missed you.
    What happened all of a sudden?

    • EricLovesSymbian

      EricLovesSymbian says:

      Oh, and by the way, articles from 3/22/17 – 4/18/17 are missing.

      Not sure what happened but I just wanted to see if it was on your end, or if my isp was not letting me get in.
      I even considered using a proxy based in the EU so I can get on your site.

      • Syatematic Systematic

        I’ve noticed similar so think its unwanted event.

  • Systematic Systematic

    And I have some doubts. There is no any guaranties that Nokia will built such leading infrastructure and will simply abandon it because M$ told them to abandon it, just exactly like Nokia abandoned leading technology of Linux MeeGo as only M$ told them to do this. Considering recent history when Nokia were not able to keep its position of mobile vendor and its position of trend setter, but instead abandoned MeeGo – and everything around this miserable almost bankruptcy – then how can we know if Nokia will (or have to) abandon that XGS-PON technology just like has abandoned Linux MeeGo technology and whole mobile business? Where is MeeGo? Where is Nokia support for Linux MeeGo Sailfish? Is it related to confidential agreement enforced by Microsoft? And how we can exclude that the same will happen with XGS-PON technology and more sooner then later? So why to invest in Nokia tech when it can disappear just like that, despite customers begging for it like it was with legendary Nokia N9? And the whole division will be just sold out for a broken penny to somebody else? The XGS-PON story can be just like MeeGo story and whole R&D dept story.

    Can we exclude such scenario? No we can’t. And Nokia also can’t. It is uncertain and unpredictable future.

    Nokia is a mysterious children, only a little bit bigger one. But after abandoned MeeGo just not more worth of trust or trusted one.

    • Systematic Systematic

      Just BTW: China Telecom was a member or partner of MeeGo project. And history tends to repeat with Joker’s laugh.

      Or perhaps Nokia has noticed its customers needs? Again?