MARCH 9, 2009 -- Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. (search Lightwave for Huawei) says it has successfully completed the first phase of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network deployment project for Slovak Telekom and its business brand T-COM, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom.
Comprising 34 sites and 90,000 FTTH subscriber lines, the first phase of the nationwide commercial project was completed in just five months and represented one of the largest GPON deployments across Eastern Europe, confirm Huawei representatives. This new FTTH network enables T-COM to deliver a broader range of high-quality ultra-broadband services to Slovakian subscribers.
"The construction of a nationwide FTTH network forms an important part of T-COM's broadband strategy, reports Mr. Bogdain, Slovak Telekom's senior director for products and services. "The deployment enables us to reduce network costs and simplify network structure, greatly enhancing the subscriber experience. Huawei's leading solution and rich experience in FTTH commercialisation has helped us deploy the network and deliver FTTH services swiftly, assisting T-COM to realise its strategic objectives."
"We are delighted to cooperate with Slovak Telekom in its GPON FTTH project," adds Yang Zhirong, president of the Huawei Access Network product line. "The rapid deployment could not have been achieved without our good cooperation. Huawei is committed to leveraging its proven optical access expertise and extensive global application experiences to provide tailored services to operators worldwide," he contends.
Based on a terabit access platform, Huawei's FTTH system provides unified access to data, voice, and video services. Underpinned by the large-capacity platform with an ultra-high optical branching ratio, it provides robust broadband capabilities, flattens the network structure, reduces individual subscriber fees, and protects investment by supporting smooth evolution to 10-Gbps PON, says the company.