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Nokia ticks wireline and wireless boxes in readiness for convergence

“There is more and more convergence between mobile and fixed networks. There are going to be 5G small cells on every street corner using existing broadband infrastructure,” said Geert Heyninck, general manager of Nokia’s broadband access business unit, at Mobile World Congress. Those trends have brought the Broadband Forum into close contact with the mobile standards bodies, and recently it submitted proposals for 5G fixed/mobile convergence to the 3GPP. Among Nokia’s announcements was a major deployment at Japan’s KDDI, upgrading connectivity in multi-dwelling units (MDUs) to speeds of 830Mbps using interoperable G.fast and VDSL technologies. KDDI isn’t Nokia’s first G.fast customer in Japan – it has already worked with utility company EneCom to provide service providers with a smooth migration…

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