Huawei FTTO Solution Wins Outstanding POL Use Case Award at BBWF 2023


[Paris, France, October 26, 2023] At the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) 2023, the Huawei FTTO(Fiber to the Office) solution won the Outstanding POL Use Case Award, which is a testament to how well Huawei's solution has been received by the passive optical LAN (POL) industry.

Gu Yunbo, President of Huawei Enterprise Optical Network Domain

As carbon neutrality gains more attention worldwide, fiber-in copper-out becomes an ideal choice for enterprise campus networks. Today, it is widely accepted that all-optical campus networks are the foundation for building smart campus networks. As a leader in the all-optical campus network market, in 2018, Huawei launched the FTTO solution. This solution extends optical fibers from extra-low voltage (ELV) rooms to each room, desktop, and device, enabling one optical network to carry all campus applications.

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2023, Huawei launched the FTTO 2.0 solution for campus scenarios. Underpinned by key technologies of XGS-PON Pro and Wi-Fi 7, this solution realizes 12.5G/25G to rooms, 2.5G/10G to access points (APs), and 2.5G to desktops. Compared with the initial FTTO solution, FTTO 2.0 has significant improvements in both performance and functions. For example, it features an ultra-bandwidth and simplified architecture, as well as high quality and high energy efficiency, fully meeting industry customers' requirements for building green 10G campus networks.

Ultra-broadband: Based on the industry's first XGS-PON Pro technology, the bandwidth of a single PON port is increased to 12.5G, 25% higher than the 10G bandwidth of the traditional XGS-PON. PON-Trunk ports can be bound to achieve 25 Gbps to the room, increasing the bandwidth by 1.5 times compared with the traditional network bandwidth and connecting 1.5 times more terminals under the same bandwidth condition.

Simplified: The network architecture is simplified from three layers to two layers, and one fiber is used to carry various services of the office, production, and equipment networks, easily realizing multi-network integration. The Huawei end-to-end hard isolation technology can manage different network slices, ensuring that different networks do not interfere with each other. What's more, the NMS is simplified, and supports unified management and monitoring, easy troubleshooting, zero-configuration replacement of faulty devices, and automatic Wi-Fi optimization.

High quality: The solution supports multi-level identification of users and service flows to ensure deterministic experience in key services such as video and voice services. The solution also supports premium Wi-Fi. It uses innovative algorithms to reduce the roaming latency to less than 20 ms, and uses the POL analyzer to visualize user experience.

Green: In the green architecture of the Huawei FTTO 2.0 solution, passive optical splitters replace active aggregation switches, reducing the number of relay devices, extra-low voltage (ELV) equipment rooms, cable trays, and air conditioners and saving 50% optical modules. The devices are also energy saving. The OLT automatically reduces its frequency when there is no traffic. The AP power is dynamically adjusted, and is reduced to 0 when there is no service. The optical fiber medium is green, stable, and anti-corrosion, and features a less carbon footprint compared with copper cables.

At Mobile World Congress 2023, Huawei released the industry's first 50G POL prototype.

Huawei's FTTO solution has been put into large-scale commercial use around the world. To date, more than 6000 enterprise customers have chosen the Huawei FTTO solution, covering industries such as education, healthcare, and hospitality. According to IDC's China POL Market Report 2022 H2, Huawei's POL market share in China has ranked No. 1 for four consecutive years.

Gu Yunbo, President of the Enterprise Optical Domain of Huawei Optical Business Product Line, said, "Huawei is committed to providing the most advanced and green optical campus network solutions and products for global enterprise customers. This award won by the Huawei FTTO solution not only proves the excellence of the solution, but is also a testament to Huawei's innovation power and market leadership in the optical campus network field. In the future, Huawei will continue to work with customers and partners to promote the commercial deployment of green 10G optical campus networks with more innovative technologies."

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