Lightspeed selects Nokia to deploy fibre to one million homes/businesses by 2025

2 Jul 2021

UK ISP Lightspeed Broadband has selected Nokia to deploy a symmetric 10Gbps fibre-optic broadband network covering one million homes and businesses in the East of England by the end of 2025. Lightspeed aims to connect the first 100,000 customers by the end of 2022, starting in ten market towns in South Lincolnshire and West Norfolk, including Spalding, Stamford, Boston and King’s Lynn, before expanding through Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

The agreement will see Nokia provide Lightspeed with its XGS-PON kit for both customer homes and the operator’s points of presence (PoP), and aggregation switching and IP edge solutions. The contract also includes Nokia’s whole-home Wi-Fi 6 Beacons and Nokia’s Altiplano management platform.

United Kingdom, Lightspeed Broadband