Nokia and Eurofiber Group sign a frame agreement to accelerate fiber optic roll out in Europe
*Photo - left: Eric Kuisch, Chief Operating Officer Eurofiber, right: Jan van Tetering, Senior Vice President Nokia Europe
Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced the signature of a frame agreement with Eurofiber Group, the leading supplier and operator of Open Network infrastructure in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. The scope includes multi country DWDM roll out, datacenter switching and multiple other areas to increase Eurofiber Open Network footprint.
This agreement, covering all Eurofiber affiliates, underlines the mutual commitment of the two companies to develop superfast, high-capacity fiber optic networks in Europe with the highest service standards possible. Within Eurofiber France, first optical networks are already under deployment in the south and north of France. Next to France, Nokia is also deploying a DWDM city network in Germany for the Berlin based joint venture Vattenfall-Eurofiber. In Belgium, both companies agreed to renew the nationwide DWDM network. The Eurofiber Cloud Infra unit selected SR Linux from Nokia as their switching platform.
These networks will further enhance and expand the more than 60,000 km of Eurofiber fiber infrastructure.
Jan van Tetering, Senior Vice President Europe at Nokia, said: “Nokia is proud to add Eurofiber as a customer. 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.”
Eric Kuisch, COO Eurofiber Group, said: “Eurofiber has an ambitious growth agenda in Western Europe. 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.”
At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together. As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs. Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world.
Eurofiber is a rapidly growing supplier of leading open digital infrastructures in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. We support the digital communities in the countries in which we operate with the aid of a 61,700 km fiber-optic network plus eleven data centers. We are proud of the trust that companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations place in us. We provide these organizations with connectivity and cloud infrastructure solutions tailored to their needs. Thanks to our open infrastructure we can guarantee complete freedom in the choice of services, applications and providers. For more information, visit eurofiber.com.