Nokia and Baktelecom deploy XGS-PON in Azerbaijan

Nokia and Baktelecom deploy commercial XGS-PON services in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s state-owned operator Baktelecom is deploying Nokia’s XGS-PON solution to help bring new gigabit services to residential and business customers across the country.

The initial stage of the project commenced in March 2024, with Nokia deploying the solution for Baktelecom in the capital city of Baku. The XGS-PON solution allows the operator to deliver 10Gb/s broadband connections to homes and businesses. Baktelecom will also deploy Nokia’s mesh Wi-Fi Beacons to ensure customers receive the optimal Wi-Fi coverage and performance.

Tural Pirverdiyev, acting CEO of Baktelecom, said: “With Nokia’s XGS-PON, not only do we become a leading provider of these next-generation services in Azerbaijan, but we are also able to offer ultra-fast fibre connectivity to wholesale broadband providers and, in turn, to residential and business customers.”

Bjorn Capens, Vice-President, Network Infrastructure Europe, Fixed Networks at Nokia, said: “With our fixed networks solution, Baktelecom can quickly address its customers' evolving broadband demands to deliver new services and applications that require a reliable, ultra-fast connection. Their network will also be future-proof, giving Baktelecom the flexibility to upgrade to 25G PON in the future using its existing fibre network.”

Powered by the Quillion chipset, Nokia’s 25G PON solution works alongside GPON and XGS-PON on the same fibre, allowing Baktelecom to use its existing fibre network to offer true 10Gbs services and beyond to its customers.


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