As part of the operator’s wide-ranging network upgrade, Nokia will deploy its XGS-PON equipment for Cable Bahamas (REV)’s new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network.
The upgrade process is set to span the next four years, and aims to introduce broadband to regions in the Bahamas that currently have no access to fibre connectivity. Nokia is the sole FTTH equipment provider for the initiative, offering its full range of solutions to Cable Bahamas. The operator claims this will lower its operating costs via an automated design and deployment process which will enable faster service implementation.
Stephen Curran, chief technical officer at the Cable Bahamas Group, said: “At the end of this exercise we will boast the most advanced FTTH network in the entire region with XGS-PON technology.” The Nassau Guardian reported that the network will offer superior speed, latency and capacity.
Osvaldo Di Campli, Head of Latin America at Nokia, added: “Upgrading fixed networks is vital to maintain a positive user experience and as a step forward for the use cases of the future that will require gigabit connectivity. With this new XGS-PON deployment, Cable Bahamas will have one of the most advanced networks in the region.”
The deployment aims at delivering connectivity to 99% of the roughly 80,000 business and residential addresses in the Bahamas’ most populous island, New Providence, by 2026.