Look around your home and you’ll realize it increasingly resembles a digital command center: multiple laptops and desktops, smartphones, tablets, e-readers…new options of 3D and interactive TVs, all connected to the web.
In 2010, we watched 20 billion videos every day on You tube; uploaded 35 hours of video every minute. We also uploaded 3 billion photos every month to Facebook. We also found the time to spend billions of hours in online gaming. (Source)
All these facts point to ever increasing demand for higher speeds and more bandwidth–to stream movies, download and upload videos and photos, play online games and engage in HD video chats.
Fibre to the home (FTTH) represents a critical yet relatively expensive option to meet the insatiable appetite of what experts call the “gigabit society”. Nokia Siemens Networks’ Next Generation Optical Access (NGOA) technology represents a significant disruptive network concept that helps realize the potential of FTTH.
NGOA promises to revolutionize the user experience by enabling speeds of up to 1 GB per household in the up- and downlink (and even more in later generations of that technology). This, even while greatly reducing CSPs capex and opex.
At the recent FTTH Conference 2011 held in Italy, the FTTH Europe Council recognized the potential of our NGOA technology in revolutionizing metro networks of the future, by giving us the ‘Innovation in Technology, Deployment and Operation’ award.
“NGOA is an ideal option for the evolution of today’s fiber networks – and this award from FTTH Europe Council confirms that it is a very innovative and promising approach.” said Lauri Oksanen, head of Research at Nokia Siemens Networks.
NGOA will help expand the definition of ‘national coverage’ by enabling operators to provide coverage with distances of up to 100 km to the end user device. It will also allow us to offer the lowest TCO to operators by allowing reuse of existing fiber plant, and the use of a passive architecture which reduces the number of equipment shelters in the field. It is a highly scalable technology that can coexist with existing fiber networks such as GPON. And it will also enable a high number of connected users per fiber.
NGOA is expected to be commercially available by 2014.
Nokia Siemens is showcasing a host of innovations at Mobile World Congress next week under the theme The Future is Changing Daily. Our NGOA technology is yet another example of the innovation that will help CSP’s and consumers keep pace with that future.
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