Nokia launches Fiber Techzone knowledge center
Nokia has launched its Fiber Techzone knowledge hub, a free resource that provides comprehensive guidance on how to plan, finance, build, operate and monetize a broadband network
Nokia says Fiber Techzone will provide much-needed information to broadband builders, ranging from high-level explanations of how fiber-to-the-home networks work to suggestions on how to leverage their investment in fiber to improve home Wi-Fi interaction for their customers.
“Governments around the world provide significant investment to help build new infrastructure, and completing grant applications requires deep domain knowledge,” Nokia says.
The free Knowledge Center provides newcomers to fiber broadband with comprehensive guidance on how to plan, finance, build, operate and monetize a broadband network.
Nokia says Fiber Techzone will provide much-needed information to broadband builders, ranging from high-level explanations of how fiber-to-the-home networks work, to suggestions on how to capitalize on their investment in fiber to tips on how to improve home Wifi.
According to Nokia, the fiber broadband ecosystem now reaches 850 million homes, or 65% of the world’s population, and will reach 70% by 2025 – a wide range of operators, including major service providers communications companies, utility companies, investment companies establishing networks that are wholesaled to virtual providers, startups, and even cable companies, reach a large portion of the world’s population.
Governments around the world provide significant investment to support new construction, but digging up streets is expensive. Community operators are leading efforts to connect hard-to-reach households in many countries. Fiber deployments will last for generations, but the initial investment is substantial.
Broadband is now crucial for accessing education, healthcare and new digital services, according to Melissa Schoeb, director of corporate affairs at Nokia. According to our People and Planet Report, fiber technology will be an important educational tool in our Fiber Techzone. Because it is no longer a good but an essential component of access to health and education.
Nokia says Fiber Techzone leverages its “experience in building fiber networks in addition to its leadership in network equipment, operational software and home Wi-Fi beacons”.
The creation of alternative network operators, also known as “Altnets”, will play a key role in bridging the digital divide, according to Erik Keith, S&P Global’s senior research analyst for broadband infrastructure. .
In the US, $65 billion has been pledged for broadband infrastructure grants, and in the UK, £5 billion has been granted (Keith, 2017). According to Keith, providing educational resources to Altnets will be of great value in their continued development (Keith, 2017).
Nokia fixed networks president Sandy Motley says fiber broadband has the potential to improve people’s lives and allow us to accelerate deployment.
“Having a long experience in fiber broadband, Nokia has been able to help customers with the issues they were having. The Fiber Techzone will give anyone new to fiber a head start in the planning and operation keeping everyone informed. It will be a go-to website,” says Motley
According to Dell’Oro, in 2021 Nokia is expected to have a 73% market share for XGS-PON equipment, the current gold standard for fiber networks.
Nokia boasts of its more than 20 years of developing fiber networks and its “leadership in all areas, including network equipment, operational software and home Wi-Fi beacons”.