PLDT to Deploy SuperVector and G.Fast over Copper Lines for 300Mbps and 800Mbps Broadband

PLDT to Deploy SuperVector and G.Fast over Copper Lines for 300Mbps and 800Mbps Broadband Image Credit: Huawei

PLDT, a leading operator in the Philippines is working with Huawei to deploy SuperVector and G.fast technologies over the existing copper lines to provide bandwidth of up to 300 Mbit/s and 800 Mbit/s respectively.

PLDT is a leading telecommunications and digital services company and owns more than 70% fixed broadband market shares in the Philippines. With the development of social media software, 4K video, and virtual reality (VR), PLDT plans to release new digital services including Pay TV and Smart Home Security, posing higher requirements on network capabilities.

To step up to the requirements, PLDT is preparing to provide 5 million users with bandwidth of at least 100 Mbit/s and offer 800 Mbit/s premium broadband services in over 100 high-value buildings by 2018 to bring Philippines towards a digital society beyond 100 Mbit/s.

For small enterprises and VIP home users, Huawei offers its G.fast solution, in which a single device can provide bandwidth of up to 800 Mbit/s for 96 users concurrently. For high-end home users, Huawei deploys SuperVector devices that deliver up to 300 Mbit/s bandwidth.

These devices are compatible with current DSL terminals, enabling smooth upgrade without users being aware of it. For common home users, Huawei deploys vectoring devices in original cross-connecting boxes or fiber to the curb (FTTC) sites, greatly shortening project delivery while offering users up to 100 Mbit/s bandwidth.

Czar Lopex, PLDT's Assistant VP, Access Network Planning and Engineering
Huawei's evaluation on network-wide copper lines help us identify bottlenecks that hinder copper broadband acceleration. In addition, we jointly set up pilot projects regarding cutting-edge copper line technologies—G.fast and SuperVector.

Gao KExin, CEO, Huawei Philippines 
PLDT used Huawei's UBB copper solution to upgrade their networks, rapidly enhancing their network capabilities and improving user experience. This sufficiently proves that reusing current copper lines is an economical and efficient way to deploy UBB networks.

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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