Kabelnoord places new order with Waystream

Waystream, a Swedish supplier of active equipment for fiber optic networks, has received a new order from Kabelnoord, one of the major cable TV operators in the Netherlands. In 2020 Kabelnoord chose Waystream as a new supplier for their network equipment in the fiber network. Kabelnoord has now submitted a new order concerning the upgrade and replacement of cable networks to FTTH (Fiber to the Home). The network currently comprises approximately 20,000 customers in the northern part of the country.

Wybren Lieuwes, System & Network Architect at Kabelnoord says:

“When we needed to find a new supplier for expansion and upgrade, the choice fell on Waystream and we started our collaboration in the autumn of 2020. We have never regretted it! With the new order, we continue to upgrade and replace cable with fiber using Waystream's MS7048 and MS8024-switches.”

“We benefit greatly from Waystream's long experience in the FTTH market. They provide the experience and knowledge we need in our continued expansion of our FTTH network. With the products we get good scalability, good port density and the functions needed for our FTTH network to deliver fast internet and other services. In addition, we like that Waystreams has a built-in telemetry function in all its access switches. It is an interesting opportunity for network operators to get real-time operating status before errors affects the customer. This possibility is something we will probably use in the long term, concludes Wybren Lieuwes Kabelnoord.

Waystreams partner in the Netherlands is NTT Ltd. Netherlands.

Suzette Oskam, Vice President, GTM Practices, NTT Ltd. Netherlands, says: “With Waystream, we have the perfect partner for the continued FTTH expansion in Europe. Their products fit well into the specific solutions for the fiber market and there is a growing demand in the European market.”

“We have built active equipment for fibre to the home networks since 2001 and shipped millions of ports world-wide, helping communities and network operators create service rich broadband networks for residential and business users. We are happy that Kabelnoord is appreciating what we do and are given us new trust,” says Susanne Torrbacka, Interim CEO Waystream.


About Waystream

Waystream is a Swedish company that develops and sells advanced digital infrastructure, such as switches and routers, adapted for the FTTx market. With our products and our expertise, it is possible for telecom operators and service providers to offer fast and reliable services to the user. Read more at www.waystream.com

The company's share is listed on Nasdaq First North under the name WAYS. Waystreams Certified Adviser is FNCA Sweden AB. info@fnca.se, +46 (0) 8-528 00 399

About Kabelnoord

Kabelnoord is a FTTH network operator and service provider of internet, TV, telephone services and is located in Dokkum. More than 80% of the inhabitants of this region use our (fiber) network and services of Kabelnoord. Kabelnoord is owned by four Frisian municipalities. Kabelnoord doesn’t focus on profit but has been focusing on the interests of customers and the region for 40 years. Profits flow back to the province of Friesland. Kabelnoord ensures good digital accessibility to counteract shrinkage in the region. Kabelnoord is the service provider for the northern part of the Netherlands.

About NTT Ltd.

NTT Ltd. is a leading global technology services company. Working with organizations around the world, we achieve business outcomes through intelligent technology solutions. For us, intelligent means data driven, connected, digital and secure. Our global assets and integrated ICT stack capabilities provide unique offerings in cloud-enabling networking, hybrid cloud, data centers, digital transformation, client experience, workplace, and cybersecurity. As a global ICT provider, we employ more than 40,000 people in a diverse and dynamic workplace that spans 57 countries, trading in 73 countries and delivering services in over 200 countries and regions. Together we enable the connected future. Visit us at hello.global.ntt