Wessex Internet partners with Nokia for network upgrades

First customers using new technology installed in Blandford

Dorset-based internet service provider Wessex Internet has announced its new partnership with Nokia for network technology.  The company is rolling out cutting-edge Nokia technology to increase the resilience and capacity of its core network and ensure it can offer the fastest possible broadband speeds for its customers into the future.

As an additional benefit, by moving to this technology called XGS-PON, Wessex Internet effectively requires less fibres in the ground and cabinets above ground. This will enable the local provider to accelerate its roll out and reduce its equipment and power requirements, which has environmental benefits.

Roll out of the new XGS-PON infrastructure has already begun across its network, with customers in Sunrise Business Park, Blandford the first to be connected to the new technology.

Hector Gibson Fleming, CEO of Wessex Internet, said:

“Our partnership with Nokia is fantastic step forward for Wessex Internet which is already delivering improvements to the capacity and resilience of our network. But more importantly, this partnership gives us a clear technology roadmap which is future-proof. This ensures our network will deliver the speeds and reliability that our customers need for decades to come, fulfilling our mission to ensure that rural communities are not left behind as technology changes.”

Phil Siveter, UK&I CEO/CSO at Nokia, said:

We are proud to partner with Wessex Internet to help bring high-quality 10Gbs broadband services to their residential and business customers.  As demand for Gigabit and symmetrical services grows, next-generation fiber technologies like XGS-PON play a critical role in delivering and supporting the enhanced ultra-broadband services customers require today and in the future.”


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