Huawei Demonstrates the ICT Industry's First Full Services WDM-PON at OFC 2015

The innovative Next Generation PON2 solution supports both PtP GE/10GE and wireless fronthaul

LOS ANGELES - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the successful demonstration of the industry's first full services point-to-point wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network (PtP WDM-PON) system that is part of the Next Generation PON2 (NG PON2) architecture, at the Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition (OFC) 2015 in Los Angeles. The new WDM-PON system supports both PtP GE/10GE and wireless fronthaul services.

Different from traditional time-division multiplexing passive optical network (TDM-PON), the WDM-PON system establishes a lambda-based point-to-point connection via colorless dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technologies, providing dedicated wavelength channels to: wireless remote radio unit (RRU) nodes with fronthaul service, enterprises with GE or 10GE private lines service, residential subscribers with GE service, or Fiber To The Curb (FTTC)/Fiber To The Building (FTTB)/Fiber To the drop-point (FTTdp) with GE backhaul.

Huawei has adopted two innovative technologies with the WDM-PON system:

    --  Colorless laser technology called Automatic Wavelength Locking, which

        cost-effectively and efficiently solves the service provisioning and

        module inventory issues that occur when applying conventional DWDM fixed

        wavelength modules in access networks.

    --  With quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP)-like high-density

        integration and packaging technologies, the port density of the WDM-PON

        optical line terminal (OLT) line card is increased to accommodate both

        DWDM Mux/Demux and up to 32x10 Gbps optical transceivers. DWDM Mux/Demux

        inbuilt on OLT line card also enables the whole system to be much more

        compact, easily installed and maintained.

Developed using Huawei's new generation GPON/XG-PON/TWDM-PON OLT platform  MA5800, the WDM-PON system is innovatively designed to flexibly support both private GE/10GE service and wireless fronthaul service, such as common public radio interface (CPRI), without touching the hardware and platform; while both services have the same high requirement on security and reliability, wireless fronthaul services have much stricter requirements on the delay and jitter than private GE/10GE service. Operators can also achieve full services - including residential broadband service, private line and wireless backhaul or fronthaul - by a uniform optical access network and platform.

Huawei Completes Field Trials and 4G LTE Integration Testing

Based on the innovative WDM PON solution, Huawei and operators have jointly completed two PtP GE private line field trials and two 4G LTE fronthaul lab tests. In February 2015, Huawei and a Chinese operator jointly completed the industry's first WDM-PON XG-PON hybrid network field trial. In the hybrid network, WDM-PON and XG-PON coexist in the same optical distribution network (ODN) to satisfy diversified users' needs. Specifically, PtP WDM-PON provides a PtP GE-like private service for high-end enterprise users through a dedicated wavelength while XG-PON provides private line services for SMBs and broadband services for residential subscribers. In another PtP GE private line field trial with another Chinese operator, the WDM PON system is deployed to serve SMBs in an industrial park.

Earlier in October and November 2014, Huawei and operators jointly completed PtP WDM PON fronthaul lab tests in 4G LTE network, and tested services in 4G smart phones and data cards including HD VoD, FTP, and other 4G applications. The achieved 4G LTE service performance is the same as using PtP fiber direct connections, demonstrating the feasibility of using WDM-PON for wireless fronthaul services.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 150,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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