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Huawei Launches the Multi-Port NG-Fast Prototype to achieve 5Gbit/s on copper lines

2017-11-07

[Berlin, Germany, November 7, 2017] At the Broadband World Forum (BBWF), Huawei showcased the copper-based NG-Fast prototype which delivers both upstream and downstream rates of 5 Gbit/s. It is the first product in the industry to provide the total bi-directional bandwidth of up to 10 Gbit/s, and will enable global operators to further excavate the potential of copper lines.

The development of new technologies and applications, including 4K and 8K UHD videos, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), smart home, and Internet of Things (IoT), have stirred up a new round of broadband acceleration in the ultra-broadband (UBB) industry. Facing fierce market competition, global operators have begun to draw up plans for future broadband development. To address operators' increasing demands, Huawei creates innovations in copper access, constantly releasing new broadband access technologies and products.

Huawei's NG-Fast prototype has 4 ports and supports crosstalk cancellation between ports. These 4 ports can be activated simultaneously, and each one can deliver an average rate of 5.1 Gbit/s over a 30-m cable and 3.4 Gbit/s over a 100-m cable. Utilizing accumulated experience in vectoring, Huawei eliminates strong source-different crosstalk which is caused by the concurrent activation of multiple ports on the NG-Fast prototype. This improves rate performance for the multi-port system. Huawei also uses full-duplex to increase spectrum utilization. Huawei's NG-Fast prototype can deliver a rate of 5 Gbit/s at a 30-m cable in both upstream and downstream directions, totaling 10 Gbit/s, an industry first. These new technologies can provide wider channels for homes and enterprises that demand for high bandwidth to enjoy new services, and can also provide flexible deployment solutions for backhaul channels in different scenarios.

Jeff Wang, President of Huawei's Access Network Product Line, said, "Copper lines are important resources for operators. Using existing copper lines and innovative technologies to build UBB networks can increase efficiency, achieve fast time-to-market, and shorten the return on investment period, so operators are able to rapidly implement UBB strategies and achieve business success. Huawei uses a breadth of SuperFast copper technologies to continue innovating. The newly released multi-port NG-Fast prototype further increases copper line utilization, helping operators to better reuse existing copper lines and strengthening their confidence towards UBB network construction."

Huawei, a world-leading UBB provider, has released a series of copper line products, including large-capacity vectoring, SuperVector, and G.fast, and E2E solutions such as one-stop outdoor cabinet solutions. By using these products and solutions, operators can build UBB networks economically and efficiently, and achieve business success. The NG-Fast prototype is currently being tested by global top operators, including BT and Swisscom, based on certain copper line specifications. Additionally, Huawei actively promotes the standardization of copper line technologies. All these operations support the advance and maturation of copper line technologies. Huawei will continue to cooperate with global top operators to create innovations to enter the Gigaband era.