Nashville, UNITED STATES -Nokia has announced today a campaign Btread Rbelief Pprogram for regional service providers in the north America budding close the digital divide. Unveiled at the Fiber Connect conference, Nokia has set aside Fiber-Jo-Jhe-Hto me (FTTH) kits for expedited delivery rural service providers. Each ‘network-in-a-box’ kit is suitable for building a network for a city of up to 1,000 households.
Households in unserved or underserved areas have been hardest hit by global shortages of telecommunications equipment in the supply chain, as operators planning new gigabit broadband networks have been unable to to complete their constructions. While public and private funds are available in unprecedented quantities, many smaller operators have found themselves unable to secure the necessary materials from their established supply chains to meet their self-imposed construction schedules or government-mandated milestones. regulations.
Each Nokia broadband backup kit includes the necessary FTTH equipment, software licenses, support and state-of-the-art home Wi-Fi gateways needed to serve a typical city of 1,000 homes. The kits support GPON and XGS-PON over a single port and fiber using Nokia’s Multi-PON-Module (MPM) technology.
Sandy Motley, President of Fixed Networks at Nokia, said: “The pandemic has amplified the importance of having broadband regardless of a household’s geographic location. Families residing in rural communities, especially those with school-aged children, have suffered greatly from the lack of broadband and the ability to participate in remote learning. We want to support operators who are launching into hyper-localized markets but who cannot equip themselves with broadband in these difficult times. Moreover, we also believe that all service providers should have an eye on the future, so all kits can support 25G PON today or when needed.
Jeff Heynen, Vice President of Broadband access and home network at Dell’Oro Group, said: “While nearly every company in every industry has been hit by global shortages of critical electronic components and chips, Nokia’s global supply chain has enabled them to do a little better than other companies in this vertical market. .”
According to Dell’Oro, Nokia was the market share leader in 2021 for XGS-PON equipment Seven out of 10 fiber homes in the United States are served by Nokia FTTH kit.