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APOLAN APAC Committee Officially Established with Huawei Serving as the First-Session Director

[Shanghai, China, September 13, 2017] At HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, the Association of Passive Optical LAN Asia Pacific Committee (APOLAN APAC) was officially established, with eight initial members (Huawei, 3M, IBM, YOFC, BFW, Telege, Ectivise, and VT Group) in attendance at the establishment ceremony. Huawei served as the first-session Director of the APAC Committee.

This committee will better promote the development of the Passive Optical LAN (POL) industry and accelerate fiber and digital transformation in APAC enterprise campuses.

Zhang Xiaoliang, Vice President of Huawei Access network product line (fifth on the left) attends the establishment ceremony of the APOLAN APAC Committee.

With diverse enterprise services being moved to the cloud, customers have increasingly high demands for enterprise LANs. POL, a passive optical network (PON)/10G PON-based technology, uses passive optical distribution networks (ODNs) to achieve fiber to the x (FTTx). POL can provide enterprises with higher bandwidth, lower latency, multi-service bearing, and higher reliability. Moreover, it enables enterprises to reduce project investments and lower future Operations and Maintenance costs.

Zhang Xiaoliang of Huawei, and Director of the APOLAN APAC Committee, said, “APOLAN is a non-profit organization and was established in America by various manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and consultancy companies in 2013. The Europe Committee was set up in February 2015. With the rapid growth of fiber markets in the APAC region, the APAC Committee was officially established today to better promote the development of the POL industry. This committee will be responsible for promoting POL solutions in the APAC region. I hope that all members of this committee can cooperate to drive the development of the POL industry.”

Wang Zheng’an, President of Huawei’s Access Network Product Line, said: “In the era of digital transformation, one network that connects every type of service is required. Building all-optical networks is the best choice and such networks are the innovation made for digital transformation. These networks support long-distance coverage and provide comprehensive connection capabilities anywhere fibers are deployed.

“All data is converged into a network, facilitating big data analysis. All these advantages are necessities for enterprises which aim to achieve digital transformation. Huawei will make major investments to develop POL solutions and will continue to develop better, more secure, and easier network services for enterprise customers along with other committee members,” continued Wang Zheng’an.

POL has become a new trend for building networks in campuses. POL is being utilized for large campuses, hotels, hospitals, and schools, providing ubiquitous Wi-Fi for enterprise customers. With this solution, all services are carried over one fiber network that supports 20-km coverage. Operators are also able to build a fiber network that supports smooth evolution to 10G, without the need to build equipment rooms. The establishment of this APOLAN APAC Committee will better boost the applications of fiber-based enterprise networks, to further promote enterprises’ digital transformation.

Huawei has been working on optical access for over 15 years, and its Agile POL solution has been applied in many sectors, including energy, transportation, education, healthcare, and public security. In order to provide a better service for enterprise customers, Huawei has launched POL products dedicated for the enterprise network.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, Huawei's flagship event for the global ICT industry, is held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre from September 5-7. The theme is Grow with the Cloud. Huawei will be exploring how to realize new growth through digital transformation together with its customers and partners at this global platform for open collaboration. For more information, please visit