Nokia selected as key supplier for Ireland’s National Broadband Plan

24 Jun 2020

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) has selected Nokia to deploy a nationwide fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network solution in the Republic, under a contract covering ‘the full programme delivery period for the Irish government’s landmark National Broadband Plan (NBP)’. In a press release regarding the matter, the Finnish vendor noted that as part of the agreement it had successfully tendered to provide: 100% of the active equipment, including an FTTH network based on next-generation PON (Passive Optical Network) technology; an aggregation network, based on its IP routing and optical networking technology; and a full performance management solution.

Under the NBP project, high speed connectivity is to be made available in those areas deemed non-viable for commercial operators to serve, with NBI in May 2019 having been selected to build, operate and maintain a new network that will bring faster broadband speeds to 1.1 million people and cover around 540,000 premises, including 100,000 businesses and farms, and more than 600 schools.

Ireland, National Broadband Ireland (NBI), Nokia