Telekom Slovenije is to work with Nokia to deploy 10Gbps fibre infrastructure across Slovenia. The rollout will be carried out on Telekom’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, which currently covers more than 400,000, or more than half, of all households in the country. The symmetrical 10G passive optical network (XGS-PON) can be upgraded to 25Gbps with the same hardware, Nokia says. Rollout will begin this year.
Mitja Stular, chief technical officer at Telekom Slovenije, said: ‘Telekom Slovenije is committed to investing in the most advanced technology in order to deliver our users the most innovative products and services and the best customer experience. Utilisation of the new XGS-PON technology means high speed and higher quality fixed broadband connections. COVID-19 highlighted the need for highly capable and stable remote connections. But in addition to the needs of remote workers, faster and better connections are needed for new TV and video services, and increasingly higher quality video technologies such as the 4K technology and virtual reality. Also, high capacity fibre networks complement our mobile network and strengthen our position in the upcoming 5G world.’