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Press Release -- April 18th, 2017
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Nokia and Elisa successfully trial first 10-gigabit network in Finland

Nokia's XGS-PON technology enables Elisa to deliver new high-speed services to customers in Ostrobothnia region

18 April 2017

Espoo, Finland - Elisa, a leading telecommunication, information communication technology (ICT) and online service company in Finland, successfully completed a field trial of Nokia's XGS-PON technology, achieving the country's fastest broadband speeds. With 10Gbps symmetrical (downstream and upstream) capabilities, the use of XGS-PON will allow Elisa to cost-effectively deliver ultra-broadband access needed for new high-speed, high-quality residential and business services.

Finland is one of the leading countries in Europe for ultra-broadband adoption, and demand for high speed Internet and broadband access continues to grow steadily, with more than 50% of Finnish households having access to a fixed ultra-broadband connection of 100 Mbps*. Additionally, with interconnected Internet of Things (IoT) devices making residential dwellings increasingly 'smarter', customers are increasingly seeking new services that can support the array of sensors, plugs and other connected items they use in their homes. This makes Finland a perfect test bed for innovative new ultra-broadband solutions.

The field trial of Nokia's XGS-PON technology demonstrates Elisa's commitment to continually develop the capabilities and speed of its network.

Matias Castrén, Head of Broadband Subscription Business at Elisa, said: "Utilization of the new XGS-PON technology means high-speed and higher-quality fixed broadband connections. Faster and better connections are needed for the new TV and video services, and increasingly higher quality video technologies such as the 4K technology. In addition, the increased number of devices of households using the Internet connection require higher bandwidths."

Federico Guillén, president of Nokia's Fixed Networks business group, said: "With the increasing demand for more capacity, next-generation fiber technologies like XGS-PON are becoming more widely adopted as operators like Elisa look to deliver enhanced services to customers. With 9 deployments and more than 40 trials of next generation technology globally, we were able to bring our expertise to Elisa and demonstrate how our XGS-PON solution could help them evolve their network in line with demand."

Overview of the technology used in trial:

  • The XGS-PON trial with Elisa includes Nokia's 7360 ISAM FX with universal next generation PON solution and 7368 ISAM ONT

Did you know:

  • Nokia is a leader in next-generation PON technology with the world's first XGS-PON deployment with China Mobile, and over 40 trials of the technology globally. Nokia's universal TWDM solution with fixed wavelengths, announced in Feb 2015, led to standardization of XGS-PON in 2016.
  • With this win, Nokia keeps on growing its next-generation PON customer base.

*Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, 2016

About Nokia
Nokia is a global leader innovating technologies at the heart of our connected world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.

From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience. www.nokia.com

About Elisa
Elisa is a telecommunications, ICT and online service company serving 2.3 million consumer, corporate and public administration organisation customers. Elisa provides environmentally sustainable services for communication and entertainment, and tools for organisations to digitalise their operations and improve productivity. In Finland, Elisa is the market leader in its field. Cooperation with Vodafone and Telenor enables globally competitive services. Elisa is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Large Cap with approximately 200,000 shareholders. In 2016, Elisa's revenue was 1.64 billion euros, and the company employed 4,300 people. www.elisa.fi

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