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Huawei supplies MDU broadband technology for i3 Broadband FTTH deployment 0

Huawei supplies MDU broadband technology for i3 Broadband FTTH deployment

Huawei says it will supply elements of its multiple dwelling unit (MDU) technology portfolio to i3 Broadband for the service provider’s recently announced fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment in Champaign-Urbana, IL (see ” I3 Broadband expanding fiber-optic network in Champaign-Urbana, IL 1 “). The systems will help i3 Broadband address MDU broadband demands in light of what Huawei describes as an increase in construction of multifamily residential buildings in the area. “The goal of i3 Broadband is to reduce cost, create value and continue to offer high-quality internet, HD TV and voice services to residential and business customers,” said Dan Kennedy, i3 Broadband COO. “As i3 Broadband continues to expand its all fiber, ultra-high speed network to more locations within the communities we serve, i3 Broadband is excited to be using Huawei MDU products, as their next-generation solutions will allow i3 Broadband to quickly acquire new MDU customers and speed our market delivery.” Whitaker added that i3 broadband hopes to collaborate with home owner associations in the area to deliver FTTH 2 based internet, HDTV, and phone services. Huawei didn’t specify which systems it will supply to i3, but noted that its MDU portfolio includes GPON, NG-PON and D-CCAP technologies that can support gigabit services for MDU broadband.

The fact that its MDU line offers easy, comparatively low-cost upgrade capabilities proved telling in winning the supply contract, Huawei added. Native Advertisement “The goal of i3 Broadband is to reduce cost, create value, and continue to offer high-quality internet, HDTV, and voice services to residential and business customers,” said Dan Kennedy, COO of i3 Broadband. “As i3 Broadband continues to expand its all-fiber, ultra-high speed network to more locations within the communities we serve, i3 Broadband is excited to be using Huawei MDU products, as their next-generation solutions will allow i3 Broadband to quickly acquire new MDU customers and speed our market delivery.” For related articles, visit the FTTx Topic Center 3 .

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i3 Broadband selects Huawei for residential broadband in Illinois 0

i3 Broadband selects Huawei for residential broadband in Illinois

Huawei announced that i3 Broadband, a regional provider of fibre-based Internet services, has selected the company to enhance its deployment of services to residential homes and multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in the Champaign-Urbana and the greater Peoria areas of Illinois. Huawei’s scalable, end-to-end broadband solutions will enable i3 Broadband to expand its service offering to existing users, as well as help it to save time and reduce costs when installing connections to new MDU customers. Huawei stated that a key factor in its selection by i3 Broadband was its ability to offer cost-effective, future-proof solutions, which are designed to support software upgrades and eliminate the need to install new equipment. * Recently, i3 Broadband announced plans to commence network construction in multiple neighbourhoods as part of a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment to extend the fibre network throughout Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

i3 Broadband is deploying FTTH infrastructure to deliver gigabit broadband, video and voice services to customers in the area. * i3 Broadband is the local commercial partner that is working with the UC2B not-for-profit board to extend fibre connectivity to homes and businesses.

The network expansion was to extend the initial UC2B fibre backbone build carried out from 2010 to 2013 that was supported by $26 million in federal and state grants and in-kind contributions from the cities of Champaign and Urbana and the University of Illinois.