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Press Release -- February 7th, 2013
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Huawei Releases the Industry’s First FTTD Solution

Shenzhen, China, February 7, 2013: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today released the industry's first fiber to the door (FTTD) solution. This solution provides ultra-broadband as fast as 100 Mbit/s to 1000 Mbit/s by reusing the existing twisted pairs or coaxial cables through an innovation of line technologies, project implementation technologies, service provisioning and OAM technologies.

The solution overcomes the difficulties of the traditional fiber to the home (FTTH) or fiber to the building (FTTB) scenarios, such as drop fiber installation, slow deployment, large investments, and effectively provides operators with broadband access.

Ultra-broadband access is becoming more popular in the development of broadband networks, due to the increase of high-definition videos and cloud services. The existing industry FTTx solutions have proved incapable of resolving the problems in FTTB and FTTH scenarios. In FTTB, bandwidth is limited, and site locations are restricted by power supply and grounding issues. FTTH construction presents difficulties such as drop fiber installation, long construction times, and large initial investments. Telecom operators are eager to overcome these difficulties by reusing the existing copper resources at home while providing a bandwidth as large as that for fiber access.

Huawei has invested many years of technical research and engineering verification into this latest innovation. The FTTD solution inherits the advantages of the FTTH and FTTB solutions to meet the challenges of ultra-broadband and drop fiber installation. The access equipment is deployed at an outdoor position nearest to the user, such as in the corridor or the telecom riser. The existing twisted pairs, coaxial cables, and Ethernet network cables are reused to resolve the drop fiber installation issue. In addition, VDSL2, Vectoring, and Giga DSL technologies are used to provide ultra-broadband as fast as 100 Mbit/s to 1000 Mbit/s.

The FTTD solution uses new methods such as reverse power supply, free grounding, and free configuration to support the plug-and-play feature and remove the need to perform configurations on site. For service provisioning and OAM, the FTTH OSS system is reused and equipment matching becomes easy.

As a new component of Huawei's SingleFAN FTTx solution, the FTTD solution has been tested on the live networks of many operators worldwide with high satisfaction levels, and is to be put into trial commercial use in Europe and the Middle East.

"Huawei is dedicated to continuous customer-centric innovation. We believe that the FTTD solution can help our customers resolve difficulties in deploying FTTH networks. Relying on the advantages of the FTTD solution such as ultra-broadband access through any medium, simple deployment, and remote management, operators can stay ahead of the fierce market competition and achieve business success," said You Yiyong, President, Access Network Product Line at Huawei.

As an industry-leading access equipment vendor, Huawei provides FTTx ultra-broadband access for home users, mobile hotspots, and small and medium-sized enterprises through the SingleFAN solution. Huawei's SingleFAN solution serves around one third of the world's broadband users. According to world-renowned consulting firm Infonetics, Huawei's SingleFAN solution has maintained its number one ranking in the global PON and DSL markets in Q3 2012.

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