Huawei deploys trial FTTH network for Qtel in Qatar

AUGUST 12, 2009 -- Based on a terabit access platform, Huawei's FTTH system provides unified access to data, voice, and video services.

AUGUST 12, 2009 -- Huawei (search Lightwave for Huawei), a provider of next-generation telecom network technologies, says it has successfully tested the trial phase of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network deployment project for Qtel, the leading integrated service provider in Qatar.

Huawei has been working with Qtel in the area of optical networks since 2003 and successfully supported Qtel to sustain the peak traffic during the 15th Doha Asian Games in 2006.

The tested GPON FTTH network by Qtel will provide ultrahigh-speed connectivity to houses in Mesaieed and Westbay Lagoon through the use of optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical network terminals (ONTs). The terminals can accommodate various application scenarios such as commercial and residential buildings.

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 ultrahigh optical branching ratio, it provides robust broadband capabilities, flattens the network structure, and protects investment by supporting smooth evolution to 10-Gbps PON.

Huawei says its GPON FTTH technology allows Qtel to fully meet current and future demands for ultrahigh-bandwidth access while delivering a better service experience for customers, increasing Qtel's competitive advantage.


"We are delighted to cooperate and work with Qtel in its GPON FTTH trial project. We are committed to leveraging our innovative optical access solutions and extensive global application experiences to provide highly responsive services to Qtel," says Alan Wang, general manager of Huawei Qatar.


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