Nokia launches Gigabit Smart portfolio to make ultra-broadband network transformation easier and more predictable

Nokia announced the launch of its Gigabit Smart Build portfolio to help service providers build ultra-broadband networks easily and more cost-efficiently. The portfolio consists of a set of services, processes and automated tools, and is based on Nokia’s expertise accumulated from decades of experience in designing and rolling out ultra-broadband networks and network transformation.

In a highly competitive market, service providers need to constantly upgrade their broadband networks and deliver more bandwidth to more people, sooner. Introducing new technology evolutions in networks and keeping customers happy and loyal while growing market share is a huge challenge. Broadband upgrade programs run the risk of being delayed or run over budget due to inefficiencies and unexpected hurdles with planning and implementation – not to mention the impact on communities of never-ending civil works, digging up roads and entering buildings to install new infrastructure.

Gigabit Smart Build simplifies the process of introducing and commercializing new technology and products and makes sure that the broadband networks will support competitive services for many years to come. It applies a 3-step approach to broadband evolution that address specific pain points while planning, deploying and operationalizing

“Successfully rolling out Gigabit networks relies on three factors: experience, expertise, and automation. Our unparalleled track record of innovation and holistic approach cover all aspects of the evolution to Gigabit networks. Basically, it comes down to taking the guesswork out of broadband network roll-outs.This delivers tremendous benefits and predictable results in terms of time-to-market, cost reductions, and first-time-right execution, while sharply reducing any disruptions for communities and citizens.”  Federico Guillén, president of Nokia’s Fixed Networks Business Group, said.

“A recent network transformation survey we conducted confirmed that service providers face numerous network transformation challenges, such as choosing the best technology strategy and understanding its impact on future upgrades, identifying new revenue opportunities and meeting rollout targets and network optimization goals. Many of the cited challenges can be mitigated through enhanced vendor relationships with telecom partners such as Nokia.” Julie Kunstler, Principal Analyst at OVUM, said.

Nokia has recently run more than 10 key programs with customers worldwide, upgrading and transforming their wireline broadband access networks.

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