To quicken the rollout of fiber optics throughout Europe, Eurofiber Group has signed a framework agreement with Nokia. This agreement, which applies to all Eurofiber affiliates, highlights the two businesses’ shared commitment to creating ultra-fast, high-capacity fiber optic networks throughout Europe that would meet the highest service requirements.
The first optical networks are now being deployed by Eurofiber and Nokia in the south and north of France.
For the Berlin-based joint venture Vattenfall-Eurofiber, Nokia is also constructing a DWDM city network in Germany in addition to France. Both businesses decided to renew the whole DWDM network in Belgium. The Eurofiber Cloud Infra unit selected SR Linux from Nokia as their network switching platform.
“Eurofiber has an ambitious growth agenda in Western Europe,” said Eric Kuisch, COO at Eurofiber Group. “A fully integrated high capacity DWDM network, and future-proof, highly secure datacenter equipment are main technological enablers to realize these ambitions. We are looking forward to partner with Nokia in providing our customers with the highest quality available.”
Joint Growth Ambitions in Europe
Eurofiber is a fast-growing supplier of open digital infrastructures in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and France. The new to deploy fiber optic networks across Europe would strengthen and extend the more than 61,700 km of fiber infrastructure that makes up Eurofiber already.
“Nokia is proud to add Eurofiber as a customer,” said Jan van Tetering, Senior Vice President Europe at Nokia. “We are determined to serve Eurofiber Group and its affiliates with our strong portfolio and presence in the four countries where they operate and help them expand their Open Networks’ footprint. This frame agreement is a solid foundation for our joint growth business ambition in Europe, sharing the same values to operate in an ethical, sustainable, and secure way.”