2h | Nathalie Bannerman
Frontier Communications has partnered with Nokia to connect 100,000 homes to XGS-PON broadband technology.
Frontier uses Nokia technology to power its fiber optics and provide services that will enable high-speed connectivity, reliability and network capacity for residential customers.
“This is a big step forward for our fiber expansion plan, which will reach 600,000 new locations by the end of this year and a target of 10 million locations by the end of 2025” said Veronica Bloodworth (pictured), network manager at Frontier. Communications.
“Customers will benefit from lightning-fast connectivity so they can work, study, surf the Internet and enjoy the latest streaming entertainment. “
The news follows the increase in devices connected to the Internet and customer demand for faster and more reliable service, and as such, Frontier is preparing its business for the future to increase the capacity and speed of the Internet. network that outperform traditional cable and Internet providers.
“The demand for broadband and fiber to support and scale network upgrades is growing exponentially,” said Sandy Motley, president of fixed networks at Nokia.
“Our Quillion chip-powered solution is the most advanced technology on the market and is able to power Frontier’s fiber optic expansion and help deliver a superior experience unmatched in terms of speed and reliability.
Specifically, XGS-PON technology provides the capacity needed for high bandwidth applications including HD interactive video, cloud computing, virtual reality and IoT.
“Fiber broadband technologies such as XGS-PON and 25G-PON provide the foundation operators need to meet customer demand and meet future broadband needs of businesses and homes,” added Julie Kunstler , senior analyst at Omdia.
In related news, earlier this month Frontier entered into a multi-year partnership with Red Ventures to expand its digital capabilities as Frontier expands its fiber footprint.
Under the terms of the deal, Frontier will leverage Red Digital, an AI-powered marketing solutions company within Red Ventures, to create a new digital innovation hub to enhance online experiences and to accelerate the growth of the number of subscribers.