Ljósleiðarinn (Reykjavik Fibre Network) to deploy Nokia DWDM solution

Source: Ljósleiðarinn / Raftel

Ljósleiðarinn (Reykjavík Fibre Network) to deploy Nokia DWDM solution to build a new nationwide Icelandic network for backhaul for ISPs, 5G and future mobile technologies.

Reykjavik, Iceland – Nokia today announced that Ljósleiðarinn will use Nokia’s DWDM solution to expand services on Ljósleiðarinn’s fibre network nationally. Ljósleiðarinn provides backhaul for network providers, including 2 out of the 3 national 5G mobile operators and are expanding to meet future service capacity and reliability needs.

The new compact, scalable and future proof DWDM solution will allow Ljósleiðarinn to optimise fibre resources as a high availability meshed DWDM core network while supporting 8 Terabits capacity day one with future upgrade capability of the network to 19.2 Terabits and beyond.

Nokia’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) will enable Ljósleiðarinn to enhance network capacity cost-effectively and sustainably by minimising operational expenditure with reduced power consumption and carbon footprint. Nokia’s solution will support Ljósleiðarinn to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and improve Return on Investment (ROI) while ensuring improved network capacity to meet future demands.

Erling Gudmundsson, Chief Executive Officer at Ljósleiðarinn, said: “As an open access provider we are building the best-in-class digital network to address the evolving wholesale market demands from ISPs, Carriers and Mobile operators. As we roll out for further backhaul services, supporting 5G and future technologies, we are focused on forging partnerships with ecosystem players to bring superior quality networks and services for consumers and enterprises. Collaborating with Nokia allows us to use the latest technology and solutions to expand our networks and provide the best possible service to our customers.”

Lise Karstensen, Head of Nordic & Baltic at Nokia Enterprise, said: “Our field-proven 1830 PSS solution will allow Ljósleiðarinn to address the growing capacity demand and provide best-in-class network experience to their customers while preparing the networks for the 5G era. We are excited to partner with Ljósleiðarinn in this crucial deployment of Nokia’s DWDM solution and supporting them in their vision to provide exceptional experience to their customers subscribers.”