Nokia confirms deal with POST Luxembourg in 5G drive
The deal confirms Nokia as the main supplier for fixed access to the operator, developing the long-standing relationship of the two organisations. POST will deploy Nokia’s Multi-PON line cards, supporting GPON and XGS-PON simultaneously, and subsequently reducing migration costs and effort.
POST Luxembourg is the leading provider of fixed fiber access in the country through an extensive DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) and GPON installed base. 72% of the Grand Duchy is already covered by fiber access. Nokia supports the operator’s plans to upgrade the network to XGS-PON, a new fiber access technology that can offer ultra-fast broadband speeds of up to 10Gbps for both downstream and upstream compared with the current maximum of 2.5Gbps.
With the demand for bandwidth from consumers and businesses increasing, Nokia’s multi-PON technology enables POST Luxembourg to introduce new ultra-fast broadband services to the market quickly. In addition, the migration process allows POST to conduct the upgrades for customers with a minimum interruption to its service.
Gaston Bohnenberger, Director of POST Technologies at POST Luxembourg, said: “The choice for Nokia was made based on multiple factors: the long-standing partnership in the fixed access domain, the ease of migration reducing the customer impact and Nokia’s optical networking technology. Demand for data is growing at a phenomenal rate. We need to make sure we can not only meet the needs now, but offer the fastest access and best service quality for our business and residential customers also in the future.”
Sandra Motley, President of Fixed Networks at Nokia, added: “We are delighted to support POST Luxembourg’s ambitious strategy with our Multi-PON technology. The operator will utilise this technology to provide a futureproof network and up to 10Gbs broadband speeds for its customers, and do that with reduced migration costs and minimal interruption in the current services.”
The news comes after Nokia was selected by Telia Company as the exclusive provider of 5G RAN in Finland in a five-year deal that includes the modernisation of legacy networks across 7,500 sites. As part of the deal, Nokia will supply Telia with its AirScale portfolio that includes 5G RAN, AirScale base stations and Nokia AirScale radio access products. It will see the modernisation of existing radio networks, in addition to the launch of 5G in Finland.
Timeline: Tesla's Construction of Gigafactories
Tesla's mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy
Founded in 2003, Tesla was established by a group of engineers with a drive to "prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than gasoline cars." Almost 20 years on, Tesla today is not only manufacturing all electric vehicles, but scaleable clean energy generation and storage too.
"Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better," says Tesla. "Electric cars, batteries, and renewable energy generation and storage already exist independently, but when combined, they become even more powerful – that’s the future we want. "
In order to deliver on its promise of "accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles and energy products," Tesla's Gigafactory journey began in 2014 to meet its produciton goals of 500,000 cars per year (a figure which would require the entire worlds supply of lithium-ion batteries at the time).
By ramping up its production and bringing it in-house, the cost of Tesla 's battery cells declined "through economies of scale, innovative manufacturing, reduction of waste, and the simple optimisation of locating most manufacturing processes under one roof." With this reduction in battery cost, "Tesla can make products available to more and more people, allowing us to make the biggest possible impact on transitioning the world to sustainable energy."
2014: Giga Nevada and Giga New York begin construction
Born out of necessity to meet its own supply demand for sustainable energy, Tesla began the construction of its first Gigafactory in June 2014, in Reno, Nevada, followed by its Buffalo, New York facility the same year. "By bringing cell production in-house, Tesla manufactures batteries at the volumes required to meet production goals, while creating thousands of jobs," said Tesla.
2016: Reno, Nevada grand opening
Tesla’s construction of Giga Nevada came to an end in 2016, the first of its Gigafactories to complete its construction project. The factory’s grand opening took place in July 2016, and by mid-2018 reached an annual battery production rate of 20 GWh, which made it the highest-volume battery plant in the world that year.
2017: Giga New York begins production
Two years after Tesla’s second Gigafactory began construction, Giga New York was complete, and started its production operations in 2017.
2019: Giga Shanghai construction to production in record time
In 2019, Tesla selected Shanghai as its third Gigafactory location. The company constructed the factory in record time, taking just 168 working days from gaining permits to finishing the plant's construction.
2019: Giga Berlin begins construction
Announced in November 2019, Tesla began the construction of its first European Gigafactory in Berlin. The Gigafactory is still under construction.
2020: Giga Texas begins construction
The following year in August 2020, Tesla began the construction of its Giga Texas factory. The company’s third Gigafactory in the US is still under construction.
2021: Giga Texas and Giga Berlin expected completion of construction
Looking to the future, Tesla expects to complete the construction of its Giga Texas and Giga Berlin factories in May 2021 and July 2021 respectively.