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Nokia, Bell Canada stake claim with first 25G trial in North America

November 19, 2021

Nokia and Bell Canada teamed up to test next-generation fiber technology in the operator’s Advanced Technical Lab in Montreal, marking the first trial of 25G PON in North America.

The pair offered little technical detail about the trial in a press release announcing the milestone, other than stating it validated the idea that 25G can coexist with today’s GPON and XGS-PON technology on the same hardware.

The trial comes as Bell Canada works to expand its fiber network in the country, targeting 850,000 to 900,000 new passings by the end of 2021. In its Q3 2021 earnings release, Bell said it was on track to meet or exceed its goal.

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