Service Electric Cablevision leverages Nokia’s fiber technology for multi-gigabit broadband in Pennsylvania


In a significant advancement for broadband services in eastern Pennsylvania, Nokia announced its collaboration with Service Electric Cablevision (SECV), a prominent cable operator in the region. This partnership marks a milestone in providing ultrafast, multi-gigabit broadband services to both existing and new subscribers. Utilizing Nokia’s industry-leading 25GS-PON-based fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network technology, SECV is now equipped to offer a groundbreaking 10Gb/s symmetrical broadband service to households and businesses, ensuring capacity for future customer demands.

SECV’s commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction traces back to 1948, when it launched the world’s first cable system. Continuing this tradition of pioneering in the telecommunications field, the company is enhancing its network with Nokia’s MF-14 and MF-2 chassis-based Optical Line Terminals (OLTs). This upgrade is projected to extend the network’s reach to over 200,000 homes across Pennsylvania, leveraging Nokia’s fiber technology to provide XGS-PON (10Gb/s) and 25G PON capabilities today, with a clear path towards 50G and 100G PON technologies.

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Moreover, SECV has integrated Nokia’s SF-8M, the world’s first 25G PON capable node-based OLT, into its infrastructure. This addition underscores the operator’s dedication to delivering highly reliable, high-speed broadband service, even in challenging outdoor environments.

Mark Walter, Vice President of Service Electric Cablevision, emphasized the significance of Nokia’s fiber technology as the backbone of their network. “With 25G PON, we’ll be able to deliver true 10G broadband service to customers and further establish ourselves as the premier choice in eastern Pennsylvania,” he remarked.

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Bassam El-Zakhem, Vice President of Fixed Networks at Nokia, highlighted the growing trend among cable operators to adopt PON technology to offer superior services. He noted, “SECV’s lightning-fast fiber broadband service sets a new standard for cable broadband,” signaling a shift towards higher-tier, more reliable broadband solutions.

Jamie Lenderman, Research Manager & Principal Analyst at Omdia, further underscored the significance of PON technology among cable operators. According to her, PON offers higher performance, great reliability, and an easier upgrade path compared to traditional DOCSIS-based networks. This is corroborated by Nokia’s leadership in the global XGS-PON OLT market since 3Q 2021 and in North America since 2018, as reported by Omdia.

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Service Electric Cablevision’s adoption of Nokia’s cutting-edge fiber broadband equipment is not just a leap forward for the company but sets a precedent for the broadband industry in the United States. By offering multi-gigabit speeds and reliable service, SECV is poised to meet the evolving needs of its customers, reinforcing its position as a leader in the broadband sector.

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