BridgeComm and Nokia are partnering to develop high-speed optical communications, which is expected to eliminate the need to lay fiber-optic lines. Nokia brings experience and expertise with high-speed optical equipment to the partnership. Meanwhile, BridgeComm is known for delivering high-speed optics over-the-air. BridgeComm has also already integrated some of Nokia's high-speed optical equipment into its systems. Mike Calabrese, senior vice president for the Americas at Nokia Enterprise, said, “This opens the door to a wide variety of applications that our commercial and government customers are seeking, such as enabling last mile connectivity in 5G networks and High Capacity Encrypted Free Space Optics.”
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