Full Fibre builds 10G optical network with DZS Keymile

Created June 17, 2019
Technologies and Products

Full Fibre, a telecommunications company based in the south west of England, has selected DZS Keymile’s Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) and XGS-PON technologies for its new optical fibre network. The network operator is targeting business parks and the surrounding residential areas and will provide homes and businesses with bandwidths of one gigabit per second.

Full Fibre has chosen Keymile’s GPON and XGS-PON (10-Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network) solutions to facilitate the active layer of their new FTTX network builds. DZS KEYMILE is a subsidiary of DASAN Zhone Solutions (DZS), a global provider of network access solutions.

Full Fibre is currently using Keymile’s modular V8106 OLT platform in a beta environment and a pilot project is underway. This highly flexible OLT platform enables network operators to offer both GPON and XGS-PON from the same sub-rack and therefore provide tailored solutions at a local network level.

Full Fibre’s target groups are residential homes and businesses via a wholesale offering, giving customers a choice of a number of regional and local ISPs. “We chose Keymile because the company has an extensive and powerful product portfolio and can give us exceptional support in identifying and creating customised solutions,” said Oliver Helm, CEO of Full Fibre.

“Their UK presence and direct relationships with customers mean the procurement process is transparent and support extensive. Also, the company’s track record and business relationships with many other network operators mean we’re confident that Keymile’s products and roadmap will support our requirements well into the future.”

Keymile’s portfolio covers access solutions for all types of FTTx network architecture: based on copper with VDSL/vectoring/G.fast technology and on optical fibre for active and passive optical fibre networks. It develops solutions for the integration of software-defined networking technologies in the access networks. The company is headquartered in Hanover, Germany and has belonged to Dasan Zhone Solutions (DZS), an internationally leading supplier of network access solutions, since 2019.

Full Fibre was founded following a review of the UK infrastructure and providers operating in the wholesale, retail and technology space. Having worked with many UK providers and local authorities on a variety of projects, with technology from copper, fibre and wireless technology it was clear to the team that “the UK’s increasing demand for high bandwidth services can only be supported by full fibre networks.”

For further information visit www.keymile.com and www.fullfibre.co


This article was written
by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.