LONDON, UK — NEC Europe has today announced that it has been selected to provide a fibre solution for the Swedish network operator, Svenska Fibernät AB, that produces ten times faster broadband than the current network. The new network will provide Swedish property owners the opportunity to offer their tenants access to high-speed broadband.

Svenska Fibernät AB will immediately start to offer its customers NEC’s fibre solutions which are based on the AM3100 series multi-service access nodes (MSAN). MSAN supports gigabyte-capable passive optical networks (GPON) where the individual user can access broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps. This is much faster than alternative solutions and ten times faster than the typical network speed of 100Mbps.

“Customer demand for higher speeds makes it all the more attractive for network operators to invest in optical nets for high-speed communication,” says Richard Hanscott, Vice President of Network Solutions, NEC Europe.

Svenska Fibernät’s selection of NEC is based on the operator’s successful trial of NEC’s technology in the Uppsala region of Sweden. During this trial, it was specifically NEC’s flexibility and ability to quickly implement new functionality that appealed to Svenska Fibernät.

“By using NEC’s GPON system, we are able to save energy and reduce operational and maintenance costs, while simultaneously increasing the speed of the networks,” says Mikael Westerlund, Technical Manager at Svenska Fibernät.

The Svenska Fibernät team was very particular about choosing a solution that would be able to meet future demand without requiring comprehensive technical upgrades. NEC’s solution met this requirement as not only does it reduce the total cost of ownership but it also offers the opportunity of adapting to ever increasing service demands. The solution also allows for the possibility of increasing to even higher speeds in the future.


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