Nokia announced that Chorus and 2Degrees, the country?s leading retail service provider, have activated its 25G PON solution in a live commercial network. New Zealand Cherry Corp. will become the first customer to benefit from 25G PON, leveraging its capacity, latency, and reliability to revolutionize its farming methods.

High-speed connectivity is driving a new wave of advanced Industry 4.0 and smart farming applications. Fiber broadband is becoming increasingly relevant for industries because it is the fastest, greenest, and most reliable access technology. The pilot project demonstrates the transformative impact 25G PON can have on business practices and industry 4.0 applications.

Using Nokia?s next-generation fiber technology, Chorus can quickly enhance the fiber network capacity and enable retail service providers like 2Degrees to deliver higher-speed connectivity and new use cases that drive more efficiency, productivity, and lower overall energy consumption.