Huawei and Henan Unicom jointly deploy all-optical access smart hotels

Via Huawei Corporate News

Jun 1, 2017

[Shenzhen, China, June 1, 2017] Huawei will team up with Henan Unicom (the Henan branch of China Unicom) to deploy a smart hotel solution based on all-optical access, helping to promote the digital transformation of the hotel industry.

Over recent years, Henan province's fast economic growth has boosted the development of local tourism, and the number of hotels in the city has rapidly increased. To further enhance customer experience, Henan Unicom plans to provide intelligent information services for middle- and high-end hotels.

Considering hotel leased line network conditions and development requirements, Huawei developed its smart hotel solution based on all-optical access for Henan Unicom. This solution involves the large-capacity converged optical line terminal (OLT) (MA5800), fibers routed inside buildings, and converged smart gateways. Unlike traditional switch networks, MA5800-based GPON networks support coverage for 128 rooms through one fiber.

Each room has exclusive Wi-Fi access, avoiding poor Wi-Fi coverage and low bandwidth sharing. Converged smart gateways achieve both wired broadband and wireless Wi-Fi access over one box. Hotel users have exclusive IPTV access, and can enjoy high definition (HD) videos and even 4K videos on demand.

Additionally, Huawei's solution supports centralized operation and maintenance (O&M) through NMS, so hotels do not need any special IT support personnel, reducing O&M costs. Huawei's smart hotel solution also supports the smooth evolution of next-generation PON access technologies. This solution delivers an access rate of 10GE and supports control over lights, home appliances, and curtains by using external intelligent devices, delivering user-friendly experience.

Zhao Songhui, General Manager of Henan Unicom, said, "Huawei's all-optical access smart hotel solution has obvious advantages in terms of deployment, service experience, and uniform O&M. This solution enables Henan Unicom to accelerate hotel informatization effectively, and has earned high recognition from both hotels and their guests. In the future, we plan to spread this solution to more hotels and provide users with more intelligent services."

Huawei, a leading UBB solution provider, is always committed to innovating optical access. Huawei's optical access solution has been deployed by 41 of the top 50 operators around the globe, and also effectively supports Gigaband network construction in China, earning wide recognition from the industry.

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