Huawei and M-net will deploy the first access network in Germany

Via Huawei Corporate News

Jun 8, 2016

Cologne, Germany, June 8, 2016 - Today, in ANGACOM, Huawei and the M-net (a city operator in Germany) announced that Huawei will be solely responsible for the second phase rollout of the Giga access network in Germany for M-net. On this network, Huawei solution reusing existing in-house cable infrastructure will be adopted to fast achieve 500 Mbit/s to 1 Gbit/s ultra-high broadband access based on fiber to the building (FTTB).

M-net, a major city operator in Germany, provides voice and broadband services. To meet the market demand for ultra-high bandwidth and stand out in competitions, M-net wanted to optimize and transform its fixed network and provide ultra-fast broadband services for end users. After analyzing the current conditions and future service demands of M-net's network, Huawei proposed the E2E solution that includes optical line terminal (OLT), distributed point unit (DPU), and customer-premises equipment (CPE) to M-net. Besides Giga access, this solution provides product series applicable in RPF (reverse power feeding) or AC power, and installation scenarios, which help M-net resolve challenges such as sparsely-distributed users coverage, difficult power acquisition, and other diverse scenarios. With this solution, M-net can roll out the network in an economic and efficient way, and users can obtain nearly similar ultra-broadband services experience as fiber, to enjoy applications such as multiple 4KTV streams.

“The decision for Huawei was an easy one, thanks to our successful previous cooperation with Huawei on the GPON technology. We intend to strengthen our market leadership in Bavaria, Germany with this new technology,” said Jens Prautzsch, M-net CEO.

“In cooperation with M-net, we are once again able to enhance our global technology leadership. For the first time ever in Germany, we can offer a high-performance broadband connection with a FTTB connection based on the technology,” said Kevin Hu, Huawei Germany CEO.

The technology enables fast and cost-effective rollout of Giga networks and is welcomed by long-established fixed network operators around the world. Huawei has started the rollout of Giga networks in several European countries, including United Kingdom and Switzerland. M-net chose Huawei to roll out the first Giga network in Germany, which will construct the access network together and ushers the broadband market of Germany into the Giga era.

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