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Nokia launches cable solution, Wi-Fi gateway, and wireless PON

Nokia unveiled six new products and services ahead of Broadband World Forum, which will take place later this month in Berlin. The company is targeting cable operators and service providers that offer broadband service to residential customers and businesses.

For cable network operators, Nokia is offering a virtualized cable modem termination system, which it says will give operators more flexibility when implementing distributed access architectures. The company said operators will be able to choose whether to move DOCSIS signal generation and DOCSIS processing to the access node on a case-by-case basis, instead of making one choice for the entire network.

In addition, the company said it has created the industry’s first wireless passive optical network solution by using WiGig to allowing operators to wirelessly bring gigabit services to end customers and accelerate fiber-to-the-home deployments.

Nokia is also launching a new in-home Wi-Fi solution in partnership with Broadcom. The Nokia Wi-Fi portfolio consists of a new line of Wi-Fi gateways and extenders. The company said it wants to boost performance and eliminate interference in order to give service providers a way to cut down on customer calls related to poor in-home service.

The company has also introduced software to help operators reduce customer service calls. Nokia said its new predictive care services use a set of algorithms to predict and solve issues in the network before they occur.

A software-defined access solution for service providers complements these products. Automation and virtualization software is paired with programmable access nodes for central offices, data centers and copper/fiber outside plants.

Nokia also announced new hardware, including outdoor and data center fiber nodes, a new G.fast solution and DSL backhaul remote nodes.

“Nokia is providing operators with a smarter approach to fixed access that combines the intelligent application of technology with the intelligence of the network to help make broadband networks faster, better and smarter,” said Federico Guillén, president of Nokia’s fixed networks business group, in a statement. “The technologies, nodes, traffic and services needed to support today’s ultra-broadband requirements are adding significant complexity to the network and those who can master this complexity the fastest will come out ahead.”

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