Nokia has announced its smallest Optical Line Terminal (OLT) deployed with the Quillion chipset.
The Lightspan DF-16GM OLT can simultaneously provide services from 1 to 25 Gb/s making it the fastest mini-OLT on the market. Designed for deployment in street cabinets and available today, the device is targeted at fiber network providers looking to extend their networks beyond dense urban environments.
The majority of fiber deployments have so far focused on high density, high volume urban areas where the business case is strongest. However, fiber network providers are now extending networks to business parks and rural areas with low density populations, as well as using them to connect small cells within their cellular networks.