Nokia and BT team up on power efficient IP networks

Nokia said that BT will test its FP5 network processing silicon, including its 800G interfaces. The collaboration is part of the companies’ relationship to make sure the UK’s largest network has reduced power consumption in the future.

Nokia has added support for high-density 800G routing interfaces, a new embedded line rate, flow-based encryption capabilities, and a 75 per cent reduction in power consumption, which supports BT’s sustainability objectives to run the  network in the UK.BT Managing Director and Chief Architect Neil McRae said: “With FP5, Nokia continues to innovate to ensure IP networks have the scale, flexibility and features to help us manage increasing demand from our residential, mobile and business customers. We’re eager to trial its capabilities as we grow our network capacity – part of our Best Network strategy for meeting our customers’ future needs.”

Nokia VP Network Infrastructure Rafa de Fermin said: “This FP5 trial is an extension of the strong partnership and collaboration between BT and Nokia to build the multiservice network that runs the UK now and in the future. Key to this trial will be FP5’s capability to support high-density standards-based QSFP-DD 800 ports, which are immediately available with the FP5 and a real differentiator for Nokia.”

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