Valoo taps Nokia for multi-gig fibre broadband

Created April 17, 2023
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Nokia is deploying a 10G broadband network for Finnish operator Valoo. The deal includes fibre access nodes for the central office and Nokia’s Altiplano broadband access controller, which includes software defined access networking (SDAN) capabilities. The new network will connect 200,000 homes in and around 30 cities by the end of 2026. With Nokia’s Quillion chipset at the heart of the solution, the XGS-PON deployment is ready for 25G PON when Valoo wants to add more capacity. Quillion also means lower emissions.

Tommi Linna, CEO at Valoo, commented, “With Nokia’s advanced Lightspan multi-gig fibre broadband solution (pictured) we can provide our customers the best possible technology there is in the fibre world. The solution enables us to deliver network connection to multiple customers using the same fibre and accelerate internet connections up to 20Gbps and beyond. With Nokia’s new Altiplano controller we can bring advanced open access network solution to Finnish market. And last but not least: Nokia’s multi-gig fibre has a 95% smaller carbon footprint thanks to its energy efficiency gains compared to traditional point-to-point solutions. I couldn’t be more proud that we are the first fibre company in Finland executing Nokia’s multi-gig fibre to customers – starting this spring.”

Sandy Motley, pesident Fixed Networks at Nokia, said, “With our Altiplano controller, Valoo has laid the foundation for automation in the broadband access network, which is essential for operators looking to innovate with advanced digital broadband offerings while keeping their operational expenditure under control.”

Valoo (Adola Oy) is 100% owned by DIF Capital Partners, an independent infrastructure equity fund controlling more than €15 billion of investments globally. Valoo focuses on fibre broadband access and is undergoing large scale fibre developments in the Finnish market. In February this year the company announced that as well as building fibre networks it will offer internet service subscriptions itself and make its network available to third party operators.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.