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Nokia Siemens to prioritise wireline broadband access

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An enormous hunger for bandwidth is driving the fixed broadband access
networks and will lead into a hundred-fold traffic growth until 2015. This
development and the operators' need for revenue growth are driving Nokia
Siemens Networks' investment in fiber-based next generation optical access
(NGOA) technologies.

At the same time the company plans to limit its investment into existing
Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON) due to the fact that the mass market
roll out of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) is unlikely in the short term.
Nokia Siemens Networks plans to focus on DSL and next generation optical
access (NGOA) technology and limit its investment in existing Gigabit
Passive Optical Networks (GPON). In parallel NSN will develop next
generation optical (NGOA) technologies aiming to take a leading role in the
future FTTH market.
Nokia Siemens Networks will also continue its fixed access investment in DSL
by introducing new products addressing the increasing deployment of FTTC/B.
"Fiber is progressing closer to the home with the focus today on
fiber-to-the-curb or building with last mile connectivity based on proven
DSL technology," says Christoph Caselitz, Nokia Siemens Networks chief
market operations officer.
"Our view is that mass market roll out of fiber-to-the-home is unlikely in
the short term due to regulatory uncertainty and the operator's business
cases. This will be different with the NGOA technology, where we will target
to take a leading role."