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Press Release -- July 11th, 2012
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Huawei delivered Giga DSL prototype device to Swisscom

[Bern, Switzerland, July 11th, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, is proud to have successfully delivered the Giga DSL prototype to Swisscom in the frame of their Next Generation Access Strategy presented on 26 June 2012.

Swisscom presented the ultra high speed with Huawei Giga DSL prototype demo, in Riggisberg on 26 June to show that in addition to FTTH, also other fiber-based technologies have great potential to meet the requirements of broadband users for the future.

Since April 2012 Huawei and Swisscom have been testing and demonstrating Huawei’s Vectoring and G.fast solution successfully in a demo set-up in Riggisberg, near Berne. With G.fast over 400 Mbps at a distance of 200 meters can be achieved.

With its Giga DSL prototype based on G.fast technology, Huawei again showed to be an industry leader in the access network area, thanks to its state-of-the-art technology. Huawei is investing in these new fiber-copper hybrid technologies, because it believes that Giga DSL will enhance the capabilities of the company's SingleFAN broadband access solution.

In order to address the rapidly growing demands for high bandwidths also in regions that will not be connected with FTTH (Fiber to the Home), optical fiber access points will be located closer to users, so that they can enjoy bandwidth-hungry services such as IPTV and HDTV. Swisscom calls this access technology Fiber to the Street, FTTS.

Huawei’s Giga DSL system employs time division duplex (TDD) to achieve a total upstream and downstream rate of 1000 Mb/s over a single twisted pair. It also reduces radiation interference and power consumption, providing a total upstream and downstream rate of 1 Gb/s within 100 meters, and 500 Mb/s-plus within 200 meters.

Giga DSL is a next-generation access technology solution that is growing quickly. In 2011, ITU-T set up a G.fast project team dedicated to formulating new standards for ultra-speed access at short distances, the aim being to achieve 500 Mb/s access rate per twisted pair within 100 meters. Huawei has actively participated in the work of the team and has become a major technical contributor, having recently worked to incorporate TDD-OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) as a G.fast modulation mode.

"We are glad that Swisscom recognized Huawei as one of the industry leader in the access network area and therefore chose to use our test and prototype equipment that is on the cutting-edge of technology. Huawei will continue its efforts in G.fast, in order to provide the operators the best but cost-effective solutions" said Felix Kamer, Sales Director of Huawei Technologies Switzerland AG.

"Huawei with their Giga DSL prototype impressively demonstrated which bandwidths will be possible in the near future with fiber-based technologies such as Fiber to the Street. Together with partners like Huawei, Swisscom will be able to provide ultrafast internet and state-of-the-art multimedia services to their customers also in the future", said Heinz Herren, Head of Network & IT Division and member of the Group Executive Board of Swisscom.

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