[Milan, Italy, 21 Feb 2011] Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, recently unveiled and demonstrated its eID-based intelligent optical distribution network (iODN) at the FTTH Conference 2011 held by the FTTH Council Europe in Milan, Italy. The solution won widespread applause from the conference attendees.
As the era of massive FTTx deployments is approaching, how to efficiently manage exponentially increasing optical fibers in ODN is a hot topic in the industry. ITU-T SG15/L.64 standards have already recommended using two-dimensional bar codes and radio frequency identifications (RFIDs) for efficient fiber routing and device management. These two technologies, however, are not once-for-all solutions, as they are unable to automatically obtain the fiber routing information.
Huawei’s iODN solution uses the globally unique eID and the field engineering assistant software, iField. This innovative solution achieves automatic identification and management of fiber connections, intelligent indication of fiber connection operations, and intelligent management of optical splitters, while retaining the passiveness of ODN. With iODN, operators are able to automatically identify the target optical fiber and appropriately operate it, paving the way for efficient FTTH rollouts and significantly lowering the rollout and O&M costs.
In 2010, Huawei submitted the eID-based iODN proposal to the ITU-T SG15 working group. In 2011, this proposal will be discussed in meetings for further improvement, with the aim to help operators improve their O&M efficiency.
As of December 2010, Huawei’s ODN offerings have served world-leading operators. Huawei will continue expediting the global FTTx development with its expertise in comprehensive end-to-end ODN delivery, including ODN planning and engineering.