Talking about Quillion chips: Nokia’s Innovation and Legacy

In 2019, the world entered the 5G commercial year, many countries are accelerating the construction of 5G network. According to GSMA, by the end of the year, 50 operators in 26 countries and regions will be officially commercial5G. On October 31st, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom jointly released the 5G commercial package, which entered the 5G New Year in the true sense of China. Unlike any previous generation of mobile communications technology, 5G has been given the mission of the Internet of Everything from the start, so both social influence and industrial participation have been the most in generations.

Whether it is 5G or Gigabit network is a very long industrial chain, including standards, chip devices, equipment networks, operators, terminals, applications and so on. Nokia recently announced the launch of the next generation of large-scale access network for the next generation of the new Quillion chipset series, is an integral part of this industry chain.

Talking about Quillion chips: Nokia's Innovation and Legacy

5G, fixed net pass to eat

As we all know, the current fixed broadband access network has been developed to the fifth stage, will be 10G PON access technology as a support, to bring gigabit broadband access capacity. At the same time, 5G is launched on a global scale, and mobile enhanced bandwidth (eMBB) already has the ability to provide users with gigabit access, a double-gigabit trend.

Quillion chipsets will help operators easily introduce 10G PON technology into fiber optic networks and provide the highest density and Vplus solutions on the market for operators with copper infrastructure, according to Nokia’s official information. Almost can cover the PON technology-based Chinese market, as well as copper access technology-based European and American markets.

It is understood that the Quillion chipset supports Nokia’s 16-port Multi-PON line card (each port supports GPON and NG-PON), mainly for operators planning to launch the next generation of fiber access networks. The chipset can be easily upgraded by the operator to NG-PON by GPON without rewiring or interrupting GPON services. In addition, the Quillion chipset brings industry-leading density and capacity improvements to Nokia’s copper solutions.

What’s more, the Quillion chipset supports low latency applications that are critical to 5G transmission and automates workflows with built-in programmable features such as 5G network slices.

In addition, Nokia Quillion chipset series can be multi-vendor and multi-access technology, supporting a variety of upgrades, such as large-scale, high-density upgrades or selective upgrades, and operators can upgrade NG-PON in different ways. Analysis data show that large-scale upgrades are best used with Multi-PON solutions, and small-scale upgrades are best used for NG-PON solutions that coexist with existing networks. Nokia has a complete portfolio to accommodate any upgrade.

Julie Kunstler, chief analyst at Ovum, said: “The Nokia Quillion chipset family can span multiple vendors and multi-access technologies to support a variety of upgrades, including large-scale, high-density upgrades or selective upgrades. The chipset also integrates high aging and low latency capabilities, enabling customers to use access and transport applications in 5G. These key features will help operators efficiently transition to next-generation networks. “

“In the 5G world, users expect a gigabit bandwidth experience, whether at home or on the road,” says Sandra Motley, president of Nokia’s fixed-line business. The goal of the Quillion chipset is to bring gigabit broadband to every home, and fiber-based technology can adequately compensate for the shortcomings of 5G mobile communications. This allows operators to send higher bandwidth to more people, and can further improve the operating model of operators. “

Self-research concept in-depth Nokia bone marrow

When it comes to Nokia, more people may be impressed by the fact that they are stuck in the era of mobile phones that were so beautiful. In fact, Nokia, as a veteran of the communications industry, also has a deep precipitation in communications technology. Especially in the optical network transmission equipment market, has been in the top three, the strength can not be underestimated. And the Quillion chipset is what Nokia has always been good at.

In fact, the launch of the Quillion chipset is only a microcosm of Nokia’s self-study philosophy. With the rapid development of 5G, Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, global network data traffic is exploding. Bell Labs predicts that global network traffic will reach 330 exabytes per month by 2022 and 100 billion Internet of Things devices worldwide by 2025.

Faced with such a huge demand for traffic and connectivity, large Internet companies and service providers are beginning to see the need for a larger, more secure, and more adaptable network to meet the needs of growing users. In response, Nokia introduced FP4 network processor chips and routing systems to meet the needs of Internet companies and service providers.

At present, based on the self-researched FP4 network processor chip 7950 router, has been able to commercially provide 2.4T port capacity interface line card, including 24x100GE and 6x400GE line card, single-machine capacity interface capacity of 48T, hardware technology can fully guarantee the implementation of 400GE access. At the same time, the 7950 router is used in the Frankfurt node of the world’s most trafficd Internet exchange, enabling the world’s first commercial deployment of 400GE.

Why Nokia is obsessed with self-research chips, Shanghai Nokia Bell Executive Vice President, Fixed Network Sying Group General Manager Wu Zhongsheng said in an earlier interview: “Mainstream commercial chips or general-purpose chips, we do value-added applications on it, when the development of the call to the bottom, this is a painful process.” Power control, performance improvement, these all rely on chip changes, the reason for self-study chip is also in line with the industry trend. For us, the focus is on both power consumption and the evolution of technology. “

Whether it’s Quillion or FP4, it’s Nokia’s precise grasp of user needs, relying on Nokia’s dedication to self-researching chips, so that it can maintain a leader in its traditional areas of strength.

From the background of Bell Labs

Bell Labs has been under Nokia’s share of Nokia since Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent. Bell Labs, whose name is thunderous, has said several times that it has changed the fate of mankind. Bell Labs, like the communications industry pyramid-like existence, the famous Shannon theorem was born here, for the research of communications information pointed out the direction, completely changed people’s production and life.

At the beginning of its existence, Bell Labs’ work could be broadly divided into three categories: basic research, systems engineering and application development. In basic research, he is mainly engaged in the basic theoretical research of telecommunications technology, including mathematics, physics, materials science, behavioral science and computer programming theory. System engineering mainly studies the highly complex systems that make up the telecommunication network. The development department is responsible for the design of the equipment and software that make up the telecommunication network of Bell Systems.

Bell Labs is more like a God-like existence, since its inception, Bell Labs has obtained more than 30,000 patents, an average of one per day. Bell Labs has received almost all the awards, with 11 scientists winning Nobel Prizes, 16 winning the nation’s highest science and technology award, four winning the Turing Prize, and many more receiving higher medals from other countries. In short, the Bell Lab of that era, representing the forefront of global technology, is the source of advanced technology and innovative thinking.

Although, after several changes, Bell Labs has become the same as that of the year, its creations are still changing the lives of people around the world and driving technological progress. At the same time, Bell Labs is still in the background, still gathered in the industry’s various high-precision research and development personnel, continue to create value for the communications industry.

Nokia’s Quillion and FP4, can be said to have been born in the post-Bell lab era, it is also in the Bell Labs under the support of the advanced judgment of the evolution of technology and the investment of research and development funds.

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