New Zealand's Fixed Operator Chorus Taps Nokia for GPON FTTH & VDSL2 Rollout

New Zealand's Fixed Operator Chorus Taps Nokia for GPON FTTH & VDSL2 Rollout Image Credit: Chorus

Chorus, New Zealand's largest fixed line communications infrastructure services provider and Nokia have agreed on a three-year extension of their technology partnership to further invest in New Zealand's ultra high speed broadband program. As part of the agreement, Nokia will deploy its broadband access, IP routing and optical transport technology solutions.

Under the three year agreement, Nokia will continue to deploy a mix of fixed access solutions including fiber-based GPON FTTH and copper-based VDSL2 technology, along with new IP routing and optical carrier transport services to help create the network scale and capacity needed.

Nokia said that its VDSL2 and GPON technologies provide Chorus with a simple and cost-effective means of delivering ultra-broadband access to residential and business subscribers. The technology includes 7330 ISAM FTTN access node, 7360 ISAM FX high-capacity fiber platform and 7367 ISAM SX-16 VDSL2 micro-node. Nokia's IP routing and Optical transport technology will help Chorus expand backbone network capacity across the North and South Islands, enabling fast express routes between major cities and within New Zealand's major Metro areas.

Tim Harris, Chief Commercial Officer at Chorus
Demand for ultra fast broadband data services is increasing at a staggering pace. Fiber connections especially are growing strongly, most at 100Mbps or more. VDSL2 connections are also increasing with average speeds now exceeding 50Mbps. The Chorus network must be able support these speeds all the time and provide a sustained performance level at any time of day. 

Ray Owen, managing director of Oceania at Nokia
Chorus is building an industry-leading broadband network that will support New Zealand's future digital innovations and economic developments. We're excited to be a part of that evolution, and are working hard to ensure our technology expertise and innovations in ultra-broadband access, routing and transport continue to help Chorus achieve that vision.

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