Category: Huawei

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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Telkom’s Openserve to reduce prices in August 0

Telkom’s Openserve to reduce prices in August

Openserve, Telkom SA’s wholesale division, has announced a reduction in its IP Connect (IPC) pricing and speed, as well as price changes to its Openserve Fibre Broadband (OFB) access portfolio. Effective on 1 August 2017, the communication technologies and infrastructure provider says when pricing is adjusted down next month, wholesale clients that purchase IPC capacity will pay 25% less than they do today. IPC is the Openserve’s service which enables licensed operators to connect to its broadband network, enabling them operators to provide their own DSL and FTTH related offerings. “Openserve has been working to improve the country’s broadband eco-system, with the objective of continuously reaching more South Africans in more places with broadband access,” says Openserve CEO, Alphonzo Samuels.

According to Samuels, the company will also upgrade its 2Mbps and 8Mbps offerings to 4Mbps and 10Mbps respectively free of charge. In addition to the upgrades, the wholesale pricing across its entire OFB portfolio will decrease by an average of 9% across. “We will work closely with the resellers of our broadband products to ensure that these price reductions filter through to the end user with either price reductions or enhanced services,” he says. Telkom launched Openserve in 2015 with the aim to generate more revenue streams, as well as to implement a ‘more flexible and agile operating model.’ The company says it is cognisant of the positive effect that accessible broadband services can have on the economy of our country. “We are, as a key infrastructure player, have made strategic investments in the network to allow us to drive efficiencies and pass those cost benefits on to our clients and their end customers.

This will stimulate greater competition in the ICT sector while contributing to an overall lower cost to communicate,” says Samuels. This latest reduction on the cost of IPC follows reduction announcement the company made in May this year, to provide more affordable fixed broadband. In June last year, the company had also reduced entry-level pricing for its IPC by up to 57%.

It said this was aimed at encouraging further competition in the broadband market.

The company’s chief of sales and marketing; Prenesh Padayachee said the company would do what is necessary to reduce bandwidth costs while improving overall network performance.

In October last year, it partnered with Huawei to deploy a high-speed fibre packet and optical transport network which it said supported 8Tbps per fibre, with one pair of fibre supporting 400 000 families with 20Mbps bandwidth per family concurrently.

Huawei Releases FastReach Solution Helping Operators Improve Broadband ROI Rate 0

Huawei Releases FastReach Solution Helping Operators Improve Broadband ROI Rate

Xi’an, China, July 20, 2017 At the ninth Huawei User Group Meeting, Huawei released the FastReach solution, enabling operators to build valuable broadband networks and improve return on investment (ROI). This solution supports two core capabilities: fast network construction and fast operation. It effectively helps operators build networks rapidly and reduce site deployment costs by up to 70%.

Additionally, operators can establish operation environments quickly, greatly increasing the installation rates of home broadband users and shortening the ROI period. Fast network construction greatly increases fiber to the x (FTTx) efficiency through innovative engineering, infrastructure synergy, and innovative O&M tools. Fast network construction includes: Implementing deployment synergy for broadband networks and power facilities, realizing fast fiber routing.

Deploying mini OLTs and wireless base stations in the same cabinet or site, enabling operators to reuse most infrastructure resources on live networks. Performing acceptance through smartphone apps (without meters), achieving intelligent, automatic, and fast acceptance for optical distribution networks (ODNs) and further improving network construction and deployment efficiency. Fast operation supports three core components: mini operations support system (OSS), number provisioning map, and an app for integrated installation, maintenance, and operation.

These components enable operators to rapidly develop capabilities for broadband service operation, perform targeted development of broadband users, and improve installation rates. A lightweight mini OSS for number provisioning can be deployed in as fast as three months, enabling operators to quickly provision numbers for broadband services. Additionally, number provisioning maps accurately display network resource information from different dimensions, including global position, regional position, and building dimensions, so operators can develop service packages and user development strategies based on bandwidth resources.

The app for integrated installation, maintenance, and operation realizes business hall mobilization. Installation and maintenance personnel can promote different service packages for users during door-to-door installation and maintenance, and community promotion activities to seize more marketing opportunities, accelerating broadband user development. Guo Dazheng, General Manager of Huawei’s Network SingleOSS Domain, said, “Emerging markets’ demands on broadband communication are far from being satisfied.

The biggest obstacle hindering the development of emerging markets is excessively low broadband ROI. We believe that by supporting fast network construction and fast operation, Huawei’s FastReach solution can help operators develop their broadband user base rapidly and increase installation rates effectively. Therefore, operators are able to shorten ROI periods and construct valuable networks.” Broadband networks are the foundations for a smart society.

Huawei, a world-leading ultra broadband (UBB) network solution provider, is committed to providing innovative future-oriented solutions for operators in the long term.

To date, Huawei has provided UBB access services for 500 million home users around the world.

In the future, Huawei will continue to work with global operators and industry partners to drive the sustainable development of the UBB industry and build a better connected world.