Shenzhen, China, May 14, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that it has achieved a milestone in the mass rollout of its Vectoring AutoSense solution. AutoSense is Vectoring software that allows the Huawei Vectoring system to coexist with legacy VDSL2 CPEs without performance degradation. By the end of Q1 2013, AutoSense has passed the acceptance tests and upgraded to the live networks of more than 15 global mainstream operators.
Huawei developed AutoSense to solve the challenges of compatibility between legacy CPEs and Vectoring CPEs. To achieve this, AutoSense automatically detects a CPE’s capability and then applies an appropriate policy to the CPE. For a legacy CPE, the system applies a policy of “Forced Friendly Mode”, so that the legacy CPE works as a Vectoring-friendly CPE. AutoSense gets the best performance out of Vectoring CPEs, while maintaining original performance for legacy CPEs in the same bundle. Furthermore, Huawei has optimized the training time for CPEs in coexistence scenarios, while not affecting the connection time and experience for legacy VDSL subscribers. These features help operators to migrate from a VDSL system to a Vectoring system without upgrading or replacing existing VDSL CPEs. Additionally, AutoSense allows operators to accelerate their rollout with shorter time to market and at lower deployment costs.
Huawei has continued to invest in copper technology with leading innovations, launching the industry’s first Node Level Vectoring (NLV) product, which supports Vectoring operations across multiple equipment nodes at one site. Huawei is also the first vendor to demonstrate a G.Fast prototype, which can achieve 1 Gbit/s transmission over copper. Additionally, Huawei’s largest capacity Vectoring system won the InfoVision Best Fixed Broadband Access award at the 2012 Broadband World Forum. By the end of Q1 2013, Huawei had shipped more than 1.2 million VDSL2 Vectoring lines globally.