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Mixed support for 25G PON doesn't slow Nokia, Google FiberMixed support for 25G PON doesn't slow Nokia, Google Fiber

Light Reading editors discuss news from Network X, including Nokia and Google Fiber's work on 25G PON deployments; Orange launching 5G standalone; and Colt using AI to improve customer experience.

Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Tereza Krásováand 2 more

October 26, 2023

At a Glance

  • Orange begins 5G standalone rollout (00:20)
  • Nokia and Google Fiber team up on 25G PON deployments (01:02)
  • Plume CEO on AI trifecta and Colt on AI for customer experience (05:16)

PARIS – Network X – Nokia and Google Fiber are charging ahead on 25G PON residential deployments, but the broader industry remains mixed on whether to move forward with 25G PON or wait for 50G PON.

Light Reading's Iain Morris outlines the arguments for and against 25G PON deployments.

In other Network X news, Tereza Krásová, associate editor for Light Reading, provides an update on Orange's initial deployments of 5G standalone and other highlights from a keynote by Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, deputy CEO of Orange Group.

Unsurprisingly, AI was another popular topic during the morning keynotes. Yasutaka Mizutani, CMO of Colt Technology Services, discussed the service provider's use of AI to improve the customer experience.

Fahri Diner, CEO and founder of Plume, continued the AI theme by explaining how the technology has moved from concept to reality due to increased compute power, connectivity and massive data. Plume also announced App Priority, a service that prioritizes application traffic, such as streaming services, on the home network.

For a lightly edited transcript of this conversation, please click the caption button in the video toolbar.

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About the Author(s)

Kelsey Kusterer Ziser

Senior Editor

Kelsey is a senior editor at Light Reading, co-host of the Light Reading podcast, and host of the "What's the story?" podcast.

Her interest in the telecom world started with a PR position at Connect2 Communications, which led to a communications role at the FREEDM Systems Center, a smart grid research lab at N.C. State University. There, she orchestrated their webinar program across college campuses and covered research projects such as the center's smart solid-state transformer.

Kelsey enjoys reading four (or 12) books at once, watching movies about space travel, crafting and (hoarding) houseplants.

Kelsey is based in Raleigh, N.C.

Tereza Krásová

Associate Editor, Light Reading

Associate Editor, Light Reading

Iain Morris

International Editor

Iain Morris joined Light Reading as News Editor at the start of 2015 -- and we mean, right at the start. His friends and family were still singing Auld Lang Syne as Iain started sourcing New Year's Eve UK mobile network congestion statistics. Prior to boosting Light Reading's UK-based editorial team numbers (he is based in London, south of the river), Iain was a successful freelance writer and editor who had been covering the telecoms sector for the past 15 years. His work has appeared in publications including The Economist (classy!) and The Observer, besides a variety of trade and business journals. He was previously the lead telecoms analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit, and before that worked as a features editor at Telecommunications magazine. Iain started out in telecoms as an editor at consulting and market-research company Analysys (now Analysys Mason).

Pierre Landriau

Video Producer and BBQ Expert, Light Reading

Pierre Landriau, a.k.a. "Le French Producer Extraordinaire," knows his way around B2B video marketing after working at three major UK publishing companies: Haymarket, UBM and now Informa. Pierre edits and produces all of Light Reading's podcasts, maintains that he's listed on IMBD, and claims he once wormed his way into MTV for a day or two.

Pierre is based in London and can be reached at [email protected].

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