Huawei proposes F5.5G innovations to drive broadband growth

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

At the Green All-Optical Network Summit of the 8th Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF 2022), Kim Jin, Vice President of Huawei Optical Product Line, delivered a keynote speech entitled “F5.5G-Oriented Innovations Drive Growth”. In the speech, Kim Jin explained the opportunities and challenges in the optical communication field during global digital transformation. He also proposed key innovations from Huawei to help operators achieve business success in the home and enterprise markets during the evolution to F5.5G. Furthermore, he called on the entire industry to seize the opportunities of the digital era and embrace new growth in the communications industry.

As the development of the traditional telecom industry slows down, new growth points are required. However, the potential of the global home broadband industry has not been fully unleashed, especially in terms of home broadband coverage and home network experience. In addition, the digital transformation of industries will open up greater space for telecom market growth. Premium home and enterprise services are expected to grow by more than 10% every year for the next few years. Against this backdrop, getting network capabilities ready in advance will be a key factor for operators to seize the next wave of digitalization opportunities. With this in mind, Huawei has developed innovative offerings including CO+X network construction, FTTR for home, all-optical super site, OptiX Alps-WDM, and 400G OXC 3D-mesh backbone network to help operators achieve business success in the future.


CO+X network construction acceleratres fixed broadband deployment

The CO+X network construction offering helps operators tap into fixed broadband services to provide more homes with faster speeds at lower costs. Here a wide series of branch OLTs are extended from OLTs in the CO equipment room. These branch OLTs can be deployed in street cabinets or mounted on walls or poles, and can be managed in an integrated manner. This helps operators quickly cover more areas using fewer CO equipment room resources, effectively accelerating FTTH network construction and reducing the overall construction cost by 23%. In addition, Huawei has launched the DQ-ODN product that uses the pre-connection mode to replace the inefficient traditional network construction mode that relies on fiber splicing. DQ-ODN improves the construction efficiency by 30% and greatly reduces operators’ ODN construction costs.


FTTR for home

With intensified competition in the home broadband market, providing differentiated quality experiences will be the key to improving operators’ competitiveness. Here FTTR for home extends gigabit networks to rooms using optical fiber connections. Specifically, FTTR for home uses ultra-flexible transparent optical fibers to extend to each room in a home, providing high-speed Wi-Fi coverage in each room. Through centralized control and orchestration of Wi-Fi signals, this solution reduces interference, improves the roaming handover speed, and achieves seamless gigabit broadband experiences in all corners of a home.


All-optical super site improves connection quality

To better serve enterprises, the unique OLT+OTN co-site deployment offering builds on the ODN optical access network to provide four types of networking schemes to connect large enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises, micro and small enterprises, and homes, respectively. Operators can select a specific connection quality according to the service requirements in a particular scenario, reducing the TCO by about 50%. On the basis of all-scenario coverage, the OSU private line solution can also implement fast enterprise private line connections in end-to-end mode, support on-demand bandwidth adjustment from 2 Mbps to 100 Gbps, and provide flexible and premium private line services for various enterprises.


OptiX Alps-WDM makes networks more flexible

Huawei has also released OptiX Alps-WDM to address the uneven bandwidth requirements of metro networks, as well as the requirements for more flexible wavelength resource grooming. This product uses innovative wavelength resource pool technology. With this technology, fewer components are required on each metro aggregation node, and wavelength resources can be shared and flexibly groomed between the connected access rings. In this way, transmission resources can be flexibly allocated, reducing network maintenance costs by more than 20%. Ssmooth evolution from 100G to 400G is also supported.


400G OXC 3D-mesh backbone network

With the advent of the digital wave in various industries, networks will face a 10-fold increase in both connection quantity and traffic volume. Operators’ networks must have powerful capabilities built in advance to embrace new opportunities brought by industry digitalization. To address this challenge, Huawei has launched the 400G 3D-mesh backbone network offering with ultra-wide optical spectrum to improve the spectral efficiency of optical fibers by 50% and reduce the per-bit cost by 30%. This helps operators build ultra-high-bandwidth and highly-reliable backbone networks.

The 8th Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) co-hosted by the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei is held in Bangkok, Thailand was held at the end of October. This forum brings together global leading operators, industry leaders, regulators, standards organizations, industry alliances, and more, and focuses on the theme of “Stride to Ultra-Broadband 5.5G”. It thoroughly analyzes the business opportunities that ultra-broadband networks bring to the digital development of homes and industries, and explores the evolution and innovation development directions of the fi

Image: Kim Jin, Vice President of Huawei Optical Product Business Line (Business Wire).


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