Huawei and Openreach have tested a 25G/100G symmetric PON prototype to prepare for 5G speeds, as well as manage network demands from ultra-high definition (UHD) video and high-value enterprise leased lines.
The technology will enable operators to increase speeds and bandwidth on existing network infrastructure, helping to future-proof their networks.
The prototype supports a single channel of 25 Gb/s, meeting fiber to the x (FTTx) requirements and supports two or four channels for business and mobile backhaul services. When tested in Openreach labs, the prototype supported four channels which delivered a maximum symmetric bandwidth of 100 Gb/s.
Huawei developed the 25G/100G symmetric PON prototype based on the MA5800, a commercially-used distributed optical line terminal (OLT). When deploying this prototype, existing optical distribution network (ODN) infrastructures can be re-used protecting investments and realizing smooth evolution.
Huawei claims that its new-generation distributed smart OLT MA5800 and 10G PON ONT are used by 50 operators around the world. Huawei recently released the CloudFAN solution that supports the slicing function for multi-service bearing over one network, maximizing the value of operator access networks.
By deploying this solution, operators are able to provide home users with value-added services quickly and provide enterprise customers with on-demand leased line services based on cloud networks.