Nokia deploys multi-gig fiber broadband for Valoo in Finland


Nokia is deploying a 10G broadband network for operator Valoo in Finland. The deal includes fiber 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.

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Tommi Linna, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Valoo, said: “With Nokia’s advanced Lightspan multi-gig fiber broadband solution we can provide our customers the best possible technology there is in the fiber world.

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The solution enables us to deliver network connection to multiple customers using the same fiber and accelerate internet connections up to 20 gigabit 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 fiber has a 95 percent 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 fiber company in Finland executing Nokia’s multi-gig fiber to customers – starting this spring.”

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

Sandy Motley, President 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.”