Shanghai Branch of China Telecom to Deploy Gigabit Network using 10G PON from Huawei

Shanghai Branch of China Telecom to Deploy Gigabit Network using 10G PON from Huawei Image Credit: Huawei

Huawei has announced that it will help the Shanghai Branch of China Telecom to deploy a gigabit network by using 10G PON optical network terminals (ONTs), laying the foundations for smart home services.

Shanghai Telecom is going to build the first commercial fiber to the home (FTTH) network in China by using 10G PON technologies. This is their first step towards providing full fiber coverage at 1000 Mb/s bandwidth in Shanghai over the next 3 years. It is also an important step toward making Shanghai the first gigabit city in China.

Shanghai Telecom, a pioneer in China's broadband network construction, set a 3-year goal of "Starting from 100 Mb/s and Popularizing 1000 Mb/s" in 2016, and took the lead in building 10 Gb/s communities and delivering 1 Gb/s bandwidth to households.

By the end of 2016, Shanghai Telecom was providing 1000 Mb/s access for 269 communities. At the end of 2018, the average access rate of Shanghai Telecom's network is expected to increase from 50 Mb/s to 280 Mb/s, and user perceived download rates are also expected to grow from 13 Mb/s to 100 Mb/s.

For gigabit services, Shanghai Telecom released a wide range of home broadband services, such as multi-channel 4K, video calling, video conferencing, and smart home on the basis of video services. Shanghai Telecom states that it needs to have an intelligent, large capacity, and multi-service network.

To meet Shanghai Telecom's need, Huawei launched the large-capacity distributed optical line terminal (OLT) MA5800, and the next-generation smart 10G PON ONT. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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