Nokia has launched it’s Fiber Techzone knowledge hub, a free resource that provides comprehensive advice on how to plan, fund, build, operate, and monetise a broadband network
Nokia says Fiber Techzone will provide broadband builders with much-needed insight, ranging from high-level explanations of how fiber-to-the-home networks function to suggestions on how to profit from their fiber investment to improved in-home Wi-Fi interaction for their customers.
“Governments around the world are providing significant investment to help build new infrastructure, and completing grant applications requires deep domain knowledge,” says Nokia
The knowledge hub, which is free to access, provides newcomers to fibre broadband with comprehensive guidance on how to plan, fund, build, operate, and monetise a broadband network.
Nokia claims that Fiber Techzone will provide broadband builders with much-needed information, from high-level explanations of how fiber-to-the-home networks function to suggestions on how to profit from their fiber investment to tips on how to improve in-home Wi-Fi.
According to Nokia, the fibre broadband ecosystem today reaches 850 million homes, or 65% of the global population, and will grow to 70% by 2025 – a diverse array of operators, including major communication service providers, utility firms, investment firms establishing open networks that are wholesaled to virtual providers, startups, and even cable firms, is reaching a large portion of the world’s population.
Governments around the world are providing significant investment to support newer builds, but digging up the streets is expensive. Community-based operators are leading the effort to connect difficult to reach homes in many countries. Fiber deployments will last for generations, but the initial investment is substantial.
Nokia chief corporate affairs officer Melissa Schoeb, high-speed broadband is now crucial for accessing education, healthcare, and new digital services. In accordance with our People and Planet Report, fibre technology will be an important educational tool in our Fiber Techzone. Because it is no longer a nice to have but an essential component of accessing healthcare and education.
Nokia claims that Fiber Techzone leverages its “experience building fibre networks in addition to their leadership in network equipment, operational software, and home Wi-Fi beacons.”
According to S&P Global senior research analyst for broadband infrastructure Erik Keith, the creation of Alternative Network Operators, also known as ‘Altnets,’ will play a key role in closing the digital divide.
In the US, $65 billion was pledged for broadband infrastructure grants, and in the UK, £5 billion was granted (Keith, 2017). According to Keith, providing educational resources to Altnets will be of great value in their continued development (Keith, 2017).
Nokia president of fixed networks Sandy Motley says fibre broadband has the potential to enhance people’s lives and enable us to accelerate deployment.
“Having a long history in fibre broadband, Nokia has been able to assist our customers in solving the issues they encountered. The Fiber Techzone will provide everyone starting with fibre a head-start in planning and operation by keeping everyone up to date. It will be a must-bookmark website,” says Motley
In 2021, Nokia was predicted to have a market share of 73% for XGS-PON equipment, the current gold standard for fibre networks, according to Dell’Oro.
Nokia boasts about its 20+ years of fibre network development and its “leadership in all areas, including network equipment, operational software, and home Wi-Fi beacons.”