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Nokia nets big Chinese smart grid network upgrade via SGCC

Nokia continues its diversification strategy, looking to take some of the pressure off of its core cellular networking infrastructure business by expanding into the IoT. This week, it has announced a large contract win with State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), to upgrade an optical network that will be the foundation for smart grids in Beijing and Tianjin. It’s a notable win for Nokia, snatching one up in Huawei’s home market – the company that has been terrorizing both Nokia and Ericsson, invading their core markets. SGCC has picked Nokia to update its SDH (synchronous digital hierarchy) optical network, to a new 10Gbps OTN (optical transport network), using Nokia’s new 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) offerings, which are based on…

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