Shanghai Telecom to deploy Huawei 10G PON ONTs to support gigabit broadband

Huawei says it will supply 10G PON optical network terminals (ONTs) to the Shanghai Branch of China Telecom (Shanghai Telecom) for use in creating a gigabit broadband network. Shanghai Telecom's roll out will be the first commercial fiber to the home (FTTH) network in China based on 10G PON, Huawei says.

Huawei says it will supply 10G PON optical network terminals (ONTs) to the Shanghai Branch of China Telecom (Shanghai Telecom) for use in creating a gigabit broadband network. Shanghai Telecom's roll out will be the first commercial fiber to the home (FTTH) network in China based on 10G PON, Huawei says.

Shanghai Telecom aims to provide gigabit services via FTTH across the entire city over the next three years. The service provider began the initiative last year; by the end of the year, Shanghai Telecom had enabled gigabit broadband in 269 communities. The average access rate of Shanghai Telecom's network is expected to increase from 50 Mbps to 280 Mbps by the end of 2018. What Huawei called "user perceived download rates" should grow from 13 Mbps to 100 Mbps within the same timeframe.

The service provider plans to enable a variety of services via the gigabit connections. These services include multi-channel 4K video, video calling, video conferencing, and smart home.

Huawei will supply what it described as a "next-generation smart 10G PON ONT" to aid service provision. The ONTs will pair with the company's MA5800 distributed optical line terminal (OLT).

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