In a significant step for Deutsche Glasfaser’s growth strategy, it has elected to utilize Ekinops’ Ekinops360 platform to overhaul and unify its optical transport network across Germany. Deutsche Glasfaser’s choice, after extensive evaluation of several competitive tenders, was driven by a desire for a unified system that provides automation in service provisioning, rapid market-entry industry-leading cost-effectiveness.

In the third quarter of 2023, the North American Optical Transport equipment market experienced a 4 percent year-over-year contraction, according to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, a leading source for market information in telecommunications, security, networks, and data centers. This stands in stark contrast to the global market, which saw a positive trend for the third consecutive quarter, growing by 6 percent year-over-year outside the North American region.

In a bid to level up its national network capabilities, Swisscom has partnered with Nokia to breathe life into its Next Evolution Wavelength Transport Optical Network (NEWTON). This cutting-edge network is designed to deliver high performance, cost efficiency, and an elevated customer experience. Amid the increased demand for robust support from remote workforces to cloud computing, Swisscom turned to Nokia’s comprehensive range of optical networking solutions, a move that saw a significant upgrade which included the launch of 22 backbone sites and 560 metro sites.

Huawei’s Richard Jin turned heads at UBBF 2023 with a keynote speech outlining a future-oriented, three-phase network construction plan. This innovative plan hinges on enhancing video experiences, improving network user experiences and integrating AI. By striving to transition from traditional copper lines to FTTH all-optical networks, it aims to ensure seamless video interactions. Subsequently, it intends to cater to increasing demand for diversified digital applications via gigabit services. The finale points towards an AI-integrated, all-optical computing plan aligned with F5.5G development, potentially revolutionizing current industry norms.

Welcoming Nokia’s latest innovation — the 25G Passive Optical Network (PON) starter kit. Aimed at enhancing 10Gbs+ deployments, the kit empowers operators to expedite high-speed connectivity for diverse businesses. With the capacity to connect up to ten businesses, this move is amplifying the importance of 10Gbs business connectivity globally. Utilizing existing fiber assets, it offers unique prospect for delivering exceptional speeds to different enterprises, from schools to farms. Discussing the transformation this 25G PON technology brings, we delve into the views of industry insiders and parallel innovations in the works.

Nokia announced on Monday that Deutsche Telekom (DT) has chosen the Finnish multinational telecommunication provider to convert DT’s optical network into a service-oriented platform. The transformation will allow Deutsche Telekom to provide its customers with an improved service quality experience, by upgrading the existing network to an expansive and automated one. The use of automation will help the operator to simplify and organize operational tasks to make more efficient use of network resources.   Deutsche Telekom will adapt Nokia’s optical transport portfolio to become a higher-capacity, self-regulating network that meets residential and Industry 4.0 requirements. This gives Nokia the opportunity to promote its ‘Wave’ Brand optical transport portfolio: the Nokia WaveFabric service-ready platforms and the Nokia WaveSuite software portfolio, that includes the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) provided by the PSE- V family of coherent DSPs (digital signal processors).    This solution will revolutionize Deutsche Telekom’s optical backbone network…