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Nokia and NCTC partnership brings tailored fiber solutions to 700 US operators

Nokia and NCTC partnership brings tailored fiber solutions to 700 US operators

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Nokia has announced an agreement with the National Cable Television Co-operative (NCTC) to aid and expedite its member companies’ broadband service rollouts and expansions.

Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will provide NCTC members with tailored fiber solutions and access to premier service programs. The Nokia solution also enables a simple upgrade path to 25Gb/s.

NCTC represents more than 700 cable and broadband operators in all 50 US states and its territories. Its members serve approximately 15 million consumers with broadband service across 3,000 plus communities, many of which are smaller and located in rural areas.

Several NCTC members had winning bids in the Phase I Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction, receiving awards to bring high speed fixed broadband service to rural homes and businesses that lack it.

“On behalf of our members, we are very excited to establish a partnership with a technology leader like Nokia,” said Rob Smith, Senior Director of Procurement, NCTC. “Nokia is the only NCTC partner that currently offers a 25G symmetrical PON solution, and its complete wired and wireless service portfolio is cutting edge. Nokia is clearly committed to our membership and to enabling their success. We look forward to a productive and beneficial partnership for decades to come.”

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