Nokia, Vodafone take a look at L4S know-how to enhance expertise in video calls, gaming, ET Telecom

NEW DELHI: Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia and Britain’s Vodafone Group Plc have collaborated to check the viability of L4S (low-latency, low-loss, and scalable) know-how over passive optical networks (PON), which they mentioned can enhance the expertise of customers in each day web actions, equivalent to video conferencing and gaming.

Stated to be a world-first, Nokia’s analysis arm Nokia Bell Labs and Vodafone’s Mounted Entry Middle of Excellence just lately demonstrated L4S operating over PON within the telecom operator’s lab in Newbury within the UK.

The demonstration was carried out on an end-to-end fastened entry community constructed with Nokia know-how. It consisted of a broadband community gateway (BNG), a PON optical line terminal (OLT), a number of PON optical community terminals (ONTs), and WiFi entry factors.

Nokia and Vodafone mentioned that the assessments confirmed “extraordinarily low and constant end-to-end latencies when travelling throughout each factor of the community”.

Whereas the Vodafone and Nokia Bell Labs assessments have been performed utilizing PON networks, L4S might be carried out over any entry know-how, wi-fi or wireline, and utilized to any latency-dependent utility.

“These extremely encouraging outcomes present L4S will unshackle any real-time utility that might usually be constrained by excessive latency. Videoconferencing, cloud-gaming, augmented actuality and even the distant operations of drones would run flawlessly throughout the web, with out experiencing any important queuing delays,” mentioned Azimeh Sefidcon, Head of Community Methods and Safety Analysis, Bell Labs at Nokia.

“As a number one broadband supplier, Vodafone goals to offer prospects a quicker, extra responsive, and dependable service unhindered by lag even throughout peak hours. L4S is an thrilling know-how with large potential to realize this objective, in addition to ship a extra interactive and tactile web expertise for our prospects,” mentioned Gavin Younger, Head of Mounted Entry Centre of Excellence at Vodafone.

  • Printed On Apr 3, 2024 at 04:27 PM IST

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