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Huawei's SingleFAN Pro Brings All Industries into the Full-Fiber Gigabit Era

Oct 16, 2019

[Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 16, 2019] During the 2019 Broadband World Forum (BBWF), Jeffrey Zhou, President of Huawei Access Network Product Line, delivered a keynote speech in which he elaborated on the innovative SingleFAN Pro solution for the 5th generation fixed network. In his speech, he described how this solution brings all industries into the full-fiber gigabit era and promotes the prosperity and development of the fixed broadband industry.

Currently, fixed networks are evolving to the 5th generation, which is built based on 10G PON and Wi-Fi 6 technologies. In this era, full-fiber gigabit access has become the mainstream. Building on previous generations of fixed networks, the 5th generation fixed network features full-fiber connection, enhanced fixed bandwidth, and guaranteed reliable experience. Fiber will be extended to every room in the home, and will bring connections to vertical industries such as enterprise, transportation, and campus, reaching each office desktop as well as each machine. There will be over 100 times more fixed connections, facilitating the digital transformation of thousands of industries. As well as this, symmetric upstream and downstream gigabit bandwidth and Wi-Fi 6 will further upgrade network capabilities, lowering latency and improving stability of the E2E network. Accordingly, operators will shift their operation model from traffic-centric to experience-centric. While representing a new industrial revolution, the 5th generation fixed network poses many key challenges, such as high upgrade costs to full-fiber gigabit access and unguaranteed user experience. What's more, traditional networks for home and high-value 2B scenarios are siloed, requiring multiple networks and leading to complicated and costly O&M.

Jeffrey Zhou, President of Huawei Access Network Product Line, delivering a speech during the 2019 BBWF

"The 5th generation fixed network is here to offer historic opportunities to upgrade and develop the fixed broadband industry," said Jeffrey Zhou. "Based on a deep understanding of the challenges involved in access network construction, Huawei launched the SingleFAN Pro solution, which meets the key requirements of future evolution based on E2E innovations, helps operators construct E2E full-fiber gigabit access networks, and enables all industries to enter the full-fiber gigabit era."

The SingleFAN Pro solution leads the industry development with key innovations in many aspects. With this solution, the network can be upgraded from GPON to 10G PON smoothly through 3-modes-in-1 Flex-PON 2.0 technology. Based on Huawei-developed chips and optimized underlying algorithms, AI and big data technologies are introduced to redefine the network O&M model and user experience. In addition, the network slicing technology enables unified access of enterprise and home broadband services on one network. Differentiated SLAs are provided, and fiber is extended to every corner of the home and business. This helps operators continuously increase revenue by expanding new blue ocean services, such as cloud VR, enterprise private line, and full-fiber campus. To date, more than 30 global operators have chosen Huawei's SingleFAN Pro solution to deploy full-fiber gigabit networks on a large scale. In addition, more than 1.5 million 10G PON OLT ports have been delivered.

In closing, Jeffrey Zhou emphasized that "As a world-leading ultra-broadband solutions provider, Huawei is willing to work with upstream and downstream partners across the industry chain to explore innovative applications, provide the best 4K/VR video experience for home users, and offer reliable premium private lines for enterprise customers. We will also continue to expand business boundaries, build an upward business cycle, and enable the prosperity and development of all industries."