Huawei releases Gigaband Network Development white paper

[London, UK, October 20, 2016] Huawei today released its ‘Gigaband Network Development’ white paper at the Broadband World Forum (BBWF). This white paper is the industry's first guide to developing Gigaband networks with higher efficiency and lower cost. The paper is the latest contribution that Huawei, as a leader in the ultra-broadband industry, has made to global Gigaband industry development and also demonstrates Huawei's industry leadership.

It has become well recognized in the ICT industry and in wider society, that Gigaband will be the basis of a smart society in the next 10 years, and the foundation for sustainable social and economic development across the globe. To explore how to promote Gigaband development and how to deal with challenges in the field, Huawei has been conducting industry surveys for nearly two years. Based on more than 10 years of experience in ultra-broadband development and in-depth research of more than 30 experts in the broadband field, Huawei has now officially released this white paper to the entire industry.

The white paper covers the global practices and typical cases of fiber to the home (FTTH), copper cable, coaxial cable, and wireless access modes. The white paper states that cost and efficiency are the core challenges of Gigaband network development, and that the ultra-broadband network construction costs mainly lie in optical fiber deployment requirements, such as network planning, fiber engineering, and project management. The average cost of active devices such as the optical line terminal (OLT) and optical network unit (ONU) in FTTH, accounts for only a small portion of the total cost of ultra-broadband access, lower than 10%.

For infrastructure network construction, the white paper focuses on cost reduction, efficiency increase, and penetration rate increase and proposes nine solutions: infrastructure synergy, industry alliance cooperation, electricity infrastructure monetization, construction regulation optimization, business innovation, network planning tools, resource transaction, innovative engineering technology and delivery management.

The white paper also states that copper and coaxial networks are existing valuable resources and that operators can achieve smooth network evolution in a smarter way by improving equipment capabilities and using efficient site delivery solutions. For example, based on and DOCSIS3.1, copper and coaxial networks will be able to provide gigabit access for users. For coordinated deployment of wired and wireless accesses, the white paper summarizes that microwave backhaul helps operators overcome geographic barriers in wired network deployment, and provides up to 10 Gbps backhaul bandwidth.

The release of the white paper will help global ultra-broadband industry partners better understand key problems in Gigaband network development, and will encourage supervision institutions, operators, contractors, and vendors to make joint efforts to achieve Gigaband business success. Huawei would like to take this opportunity to team up with global industry partners to build a better connected world.

To download Huawei’s ‘Gigaband Network Development’ white paper, please visit the following link

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