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.