Nokia and Post Luxembourg are deploying G.fast technology, which boosts speeds on available copper infrastructure in buildings, to deliver fiber-like speeds to inhabitants in the Grand Duchy.
Complementing its ongoing fiber roll-out in the country, Post Luxembourg is deploying G.fast technology inside apartment buildings to considerably boost speeds for subscribers and enhance their triple-play and high-definition video experience.
Today, about 60 percent of homes in the Grand Duchy already have access to gigabit fiber networks. However, for those living in multi-dwelling units, getting access to fiber networks can be challenging often requiring a complete rewiring of the premises to bring fiber into an apartment. With Nokia's G.fast solution, which uses built-in vectoring technology to reduce cross-talk interference that typically impacts data speeds over copper networks, Post Luxembourg will be able to use the last meters of existing copper in the building to effectively bring ultra-broadband access to customers.
As part of the contract, Nokia is delivering 8 and 16 port G.fast micro-nodes with vectoring (7367 ISAM SX-8 and SX16) which are ideally suited for Multi-Dwelling-Unit (MDU) applications. G.fast services will be terminated in the home using the Nokia 7368 ISAM F-010G CPE.