Elisa starts XGS-PON buildout

04 July 2024

Finnish operator Elisa began building its fibre optic network using XGS-PON technology at the beginning of June, paving the way for 100Gbps internet connections.

The new technology is more energy efficient than traditional fibre optic networks.

Elisa noted that Finland is experiencing the biggest change in internet connections in decades as users switch from copper-based xDSL broadband connections to fibre optic and 5G networks. The company mentioned that XGS-PON technology will serve as the basis for data transmission speeds of up to 100 Gbps in the future.

This year, the capacity of Elisa’s fibre optic network will increase to 10Gbps, and it will be gradually upgraded towards capacity speeds of 50Gbps and 100Gbps. By the end of 2024, tens of thousands of apartments will already be covered by the new high-speed fibre. The upgraded network will support applications in cloud services, augmented reality, and generative AI, which require significant network capacity.