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Nokia launched it’s 5th generation coherent solution. This includes new PSE-5 DSPs, new CSTAR silicon photonics from its Elenion acquisition, and pluggable CFP2-DCO and QSFP-288DD pluggable modules. The announcement outlined Nokia’s strategy to focus on solutions optimized for 400GbE and use pluggable 400ZR modules as an alternative to complex modulation and 800G. Scott Wilkinson, the Lead Analyst at Cignal AI, said:

“Nokia is one of a select few companies with the experience of building five generations of DSPs. The company’s expertise in vertical integration is a key competitive advantage in the battle for next-generation coherent solutions. The focus on 400G transport in the PSE-V is well-positioned for market needs.”