By Oystein Bergmann, Bureau Chief, Scandinavia
Nokia has announced the first deployment of 10G fiber broadband in Vietnam with operator Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT). The initial rollout will connect 10,000 homes and businesses in the 8 largest provinces of the country. Nokia is providing fiber access nodes for the operator’s exchanges and fiber modems for end users’ premises.
Fiber broadband is being rolled out rapidly in Vietnam. In September 2021, the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications launched the National Digital Transformation Programme with the goal that fiber internet infrastructure should cover 80 per cent of households and 100 per cent of communes by 2025.
According to Global Data’s Vietnam Telecom Operators Country Intelligent Report, VNPT is the market leader with 39.5 per cent of the market in 2022. As well as home internet, the operator offers mobile and pay-tv services. Moving to a multi-gig network will help VNPT differentiate its services and maintain its leadership position.
With this new technology, VNPT will be able to offer customers a full choice of speeds up to 10 Gb/s on the existing platform without the need for construction work to lay new fiber.
CEO at VNPT Net Corporation, Dang Anh Son said: “This project is our first step towards high-class FTTx services which meet our residential and business customers’ demand for higher bandwidth and service quality using the latest generation XGS-PON. Next step, VNPT will work with Nokia to deploy cloud-based network management systems for the XGS-PON and enhance customer experiences through digital transformation solutions.”
Head of Market Unit Vietnam at Nokia, Rubén Morón Flores said: “We are proud to have been selected by VNPT for this important milestone of bringing 10G broadband to the country for the first time. The APAC region is the largest in the world for fiber broadband. Our multi-gig and multi-PON solution provides for incredible flexibility and scale. Vietnam has ambitious plans and we’re delighted to be part of them.”
Nokia 7360-FX Lightspan series access node (OLT)
Nokia 7360-FX Lightspan is a high-capacity access node for massive scale fiber rollouts. Usually located in telecom central office, it connects thousands of users via optical fiber, aggregates their broadband traffic and sends it deeper in the network. The fiber access node supports multiple fiber technologies including GPON, XGS-PON, 25GS-PON and Point-to-Point Ethernet to deliver a wide range of services with the best fit technology.
Nokia Quillion Chipset
The Quillion chipset now has more than 250 operator customers around the world. Designed to offer multi-PON capabilities with GPON, XGS-PON and 25G PON all running on the same fiber, Quillion also reduces energy consumption, with 50 per cent less power needed in fiber installations than previous generations which comfortably beats EU Codes of Conduct for Broadband Communication Equipment targets and helps operators to meet their emissions goals.