Cable & Telecom

Nokia, Rally bring broadband access to MDUs in Toronto

OTTAWA and TORONTO — Nokia and independent ISP Rally announced yesterday the first deployment in North America of Nokia’s Lightspan MF-2 fiber access node, which is being used to expand broadband access to multi-dwelling units (MDUs) across Toronto. Most of Rally’s customers live in condominiums and MDUs in the Greater Toronto Area, with many clustered around the central business districts of Toronto, North York and Mississauga, a press release explains. “Nokia’s Lightspan MF-2 platform supports both 10G and 25G PON (passive optical network) technologies, allowing Rally to deliver high-speed connectivity to each building on its existing fiber access network. Rally...