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Press Release -- February 19th, 2014
Source: Huawei
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Huawei releases 300 Mb/s FTTD solution delivering superfast copper access

[Stockholm, Sweden, February 19, 2014]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today released a 300 Mb/s fiber-to-the-door (FTTD) solution. Through frequency band adjustment and encoding scheme optimization, the solution achieves a broadband access rate of up to 300 Mb/s over copper.

FTTD is favored by operators as a cost-effective and quick FTTx solution, due to its ability to reuse existing copper resources without requiring fiber infrastructure reconstruction to households. FTTD typically uses VDSL2 or vectoring technology to provide 100 Mb/s access over copper. However, with the emergence of the smart home, Internet of Things, and 4K/8K video services, there is an increasing demand from high-end subscribers for faster access rates.

Huawei's 300Mb/s FTTD solution can achieve up to 250 Mb/s downstream and 50 Mb/s upstream by increasing downstream frequency band offerings and employing a higher-efficiency encoding scheme which provides more reliable line quality. The significant enhancement in access speeds requires only a minor adaptation of O&M systems and software upgrades in customer premises equipment (CPE).

"Huawei is dedicated to customer-centric innovation. The 300 Mb/s FTTD solution fully utilizes the existing infrastructure to deliver outstanding access speeds, helping operators gain competitive advantages in the broadband access market," said Mr. You Yiyong, President of Huawei’s Access Network Product Line.

Traditional copper networks are important resources for operators and Huawei has been committed to innovation in copper access technologies, with achievements including the industry's first FTTD solution launched in February 2013, the industry's first G.fast trial with BT in September 2013, and the world's largest-capacity vectoring solution (896-line access) released in October 2013. Huawei's access network solutions now serve over 1/3 of the world's broadband subscribers. According to market research firm Infonetics, Huawei's DSL market share has ranked No. 1 for nine consecutive years as of Q3 2013.

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