Starman deploying 10Gbps technology in Estonia with Nokia

7 Jun 2016

Estonian cable TV and broadband operator Starman has contracted Nokia to roll out what the companies claim will be Europe’s first commercial nationwide 10Gbps Ethernet Passive Optical Network (10G EPON) for residential customers. Deployments will take place in the fourth quarter of this year following the successful completion of lab and field tests. Starman says it is experiencing a shift from broadcast TV to on-demand TV and video services, while internet traffic is growing at a rate of around 50% a year. It says the new system will enable it to provide 1Gbps services in the near term, with the potential to upgrade to 10Gbps when required.

Estonia, Nokia, Starman