Netplus to deploy Nokia GPON technology to provide high-speed internet

MUMBAI: Netplus, the broadband arm of MSO Fastway Transmissions, will deploy Nokia’s Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) technology to meet the growing demand for more capacity, faster speeds and superior quality of broadband services.

Nokia’s GPON technology will be rolled out across the country with initial deployments starting in the states of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. The upgraded network will allow Netplus subscribers to enjoy new ultra-broadband such as IPTV and quad-play services.

Nokia said its solution allows easy integration with the existing network enabling Netplus to expand and grow their network without changing the gear. The solution, based on Nokia’s mini-OLT and ISAM DF products, facilitates flexible deployments deep in the network, eliminating the need for a central office while driving cost efficiencies.

This network upgradation will allow Netplus to provide world-class, high-speed internet along with a host of new services including IPTV.

Fastway Transmission Group CEO Prem Ojha said, “The demand for high speed and quality broadband is increasing across the country. Our network infrastructure will allow us to provide a best-in-class broadband network to our subscribers. We have been the front-runners in delivering high-speed broadband services across 135 cities in 6 states, and we intend to give our users seamless experience who can now enjoy high-speed uninterrupted premium video content with high definition video streaming, mobile gaming and much more. We are confident that Nokia’s field-proven products and solutions will enable us to enhance the overall quality of our services and will also empower Netplus Broadband in delivering converged services that include hi-speed broadband, Smart Voice, and OTT and IPTV services.”

Nokia head of emerging business Vinish Bawa said, “We look forward to continuing to work with Netplus to turn their vision into reality. Like Netplus, MSOs across India are transforming their networks to respond to customer requirements. And with this project, we are now engaged with all the top MSOs in the country. This gives us a deep understanding of their unique requirements, which is reflected in the innovative products and insights we provide to help them in this transformation.”

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