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Huawei Will Help Shanghai Telecom Deploy a Gigabit Network Promoting Smart Home Services

Jun 12, 2017

[Shanghai, China, June 12, 2017] Huawei has announced that it will help the Shanghai Branch of China Telecom ("Shanghai Telecom" for short) to deploy a gigabit network by using 10G PON optical network terminals (ONTs), laying the foundations for smart home services. Shanghai Telecom is going to build the first commercial fiber to the home (FTTH) network in China by using 10G PON technologies. This is their first step towards providing full fiber coverage at 1000 Mb/s bandwidth in Shanghai over the next 3 years. It is also an important step toward making Shanghai the first gigabit city in China.

Shanghai Telecom, a pioneer in China's broadband network construction, set a 3-year goal of "Starting from 100 Mb/s and Popularizing 1000 Mb/s" in 2016, and took the lead in building 10 Gb/s communities and delivering 1 Gb/s bandwidth to households. By the end of 2016, Shanghai Telecom was providing 1000 Mb/s access for 269 communities. At the end of 2018, the average access rate of Shanghai Telecom's network is expected to increase from 50 Mb/s to 280 Mb/s, and user perceived download rates are also expected to grow from 13 Mb/s to 100 Mb/s.

For gigabit services, Shanghai Telecom released a wide range of home broadband services, such as multi-channel 4K, video calling, video conferencing, and smart home on the basis of video services. Shanghai Telecom states that it needs to have an intelligent, large capacity, and multi-service network.

To meet Shanghai Telecom's need, Huawei launched the large-capacity distributed optical line terminal (OLT) MA5800, and the next-generation smart 10G PON ONT. They can effectively address the customer's need due to:

  1. A single subrack can support the smooth streaming of ultra high definition (UHD) 4K videos for 16,000 households concurrently. It can also deliver 8K videos.
  2. The OLT supports gigabit convergence through multiple media, enables different services to share the same platform during cloud evolution, and supports a large number of physical connections brought by smart home services and all-optical networks.
  3. The ONT provides many GE ports, and can bear simultaneous multi-channel 4K, video calling, and virtual reality (VR) services. Additionally, Huawei provides an open intelligent platform which flexibly carries various smart home services, greatly improving home broadband user experience.

Huawei, as the leading ultra broadband (UBB) solution provider, will continue to lead the development of the UBB industry. Huawei's new-generation distributed smart OLT and 10G PON ONT have been widely put into commercial use by over 50 operators around the world. Huawei has also released the CloudFAN solution. This solution supports multi-service bearing over one fiber, maximizing the value of operator access networks. By deploying this solution, operators are able to provide home users with value-added services quickly and provide enterprise customers with on-demand leased line services based on cloud networks.