Founded in Singapore in 1997, ROOTS Communications Group now has branches in Malaysia and Bangladesh, making it a leading telecom and enterprise solutions provider across Asia Pacific (APAC). Focusing on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure, wireless solutions, and engineering services, it works with large- and medium-sized enterprises in the healthcare, education, transportation, and telecom sectors. In short, ROOTS is as an important regional partner for Huawei.
Back in 2014, ROOTS started to cooperate with Huawei in Singapore, providing optical backbone network solutions in the transportation industry. Over subsequent years, the cooperation has grown, extending from the transportation industry into finance and education. And in 2021, the partnership moved into smart hospitals.
Traditional Internet Protocol (IP) solutions have already been put into wide commercial use: the competition in this sector is now largely homogeneous, with almost no differentiation between vendors nor market space for growth. But, the Huawei Fiber To The Office (FTTO) Solution is something different — and something new. Based on innovative two-layer architecture, it uses optical fibers and extends them to each room, desktop, and machine. This solution offers clearly differentiated advantages in a crowded marketplace.
The solution is green. Passive optical splitters replace active aggregation switches, eliminating the need for any Extra-Low Voltage (ELV) rooms. Compared with traditional solutions, this slashes carbon emissions by 60%.
The solution is also simplified. Traditional office, voice, and security networks are converged into a single network. This single network can be operated and maintained by just one person, reducing labor costs by 70%.
And the Huawei FTTO Solution saves costs elsewhere, too. Replacing the copper cables of traditional networks with optical fibers reduces required engineering materials and cabling work by 90%. Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) networking cuts the number of optical modules required by 50%, compared with traditional Point-to-Point (P2P) architecture, cutting Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by 30%.
Now, armed with the Huawei FTTO Solution and its clear advantages, ROOTS is well positioned to appeal to enterprise customers, opening a new pathway for it to achieve business growth.
The Huawei FTTO Solution has already been chosen by over 5000 industry customers working in education, healthcare, and the hospitality industry, spread across more than 50 countries. And, with an ever-increasing ecosystem plus more and more benchmark projects, partners can further expand market scope. This is the new direction for service growth for ROOTS. In addition, it will continue to work with Huawei to accumulate technical capabilities through project delivery.
The Huawei FTTO Solution is based on Passive Optical Network (PON) technologies. Huawei has maintained the largest market share in the world in this field for 13 consecutive years. It has further established 20 Research and Development (R&D) optical business innovation centers, spread globally, and contributed 60% of core standards. With the support of these R&D centers and industry experts, Huawei has the experience and commitment to ensure the successful delivery of every ROOTS project.
Looking to the future, ROOTS will continue to deepen cooperation with Huawei in the all-optical campus field, promote the Huawei FTTO Solution through joint marketing, strengthen technical capabilities, and improve project delivery. Ultimately, such close cooperation will benefit all-optical campus customers working in diverse industries.