Finnish vendor Nokia has announced what it called an ‘expanded relationship’ with British pure fibre provider Hyperoptic. In a press release Nokia said it has been selected to upgrade Hyperoptic’s IP core network, enabling future-proofed scale and capacity, along with increased power efficiency, for the UK-based company’s growing subscription base.
Nokia notes that Hyperoptic will deploy the vendor’s 800GE-capable 7750 SR-s routers, which are reportedly powered by its ‘ground-breaking’ FP5 routing silicon, claimed to be a critical enabler for building higher-capacity IP networks that consume significantly less power per bit. According to Nokia, FP5 allows the delivery of more than three times more capacity in the same space and power envelope as the Nokia FP4 hardware, which is currently in Hyperoptic’s IP network. Meanwhile, the deployment of FP5 is said to be among the first in Europe, with it suggested that the future-ready 800GE capability will accelerate Hyperoptic’s ability to meet current and future traffic growth sustainably and at lower cost.
Commenting, Dana Tobak, Hyperoptic’s CEO and co-founder, said: ‘We have had a long relationship with Nokia, and they were the natural choice to help us evolve our IP network to match our growing customer base. This upgrade will allow us to balance capacity and sustainability to deliver the best customer experience.’