Huawei launches 16-port GPON line card, offering 30% cut in power usage

Telecom Lead India: Huawei has launched its 16-port GPON
line card.


The new card doubles the number of PON ports supported by
Huawei’s optical line terminal (OLT) products from 128 to 256, reduces the
number of required OLTs which in turn significantly reduces the required floor
space in the equipment room, and cuts power consumption by 30 percent per port.


Telecom operators can offset the footprint of their OLT
equipment rooms by deploying equipment that uses less power, meeting carriers’
demands for future deployment of FTTx networks.


Carriers require larger-capacity OLTs and fewer equipment
rooms. The OLTs are expected to support more users while requiring fewer
equipment rooms and lower operational expenditure (OPEX).


The 16-port GPON line card is part of Huawei’s SingleFAN
solution and applies to such products as the Huawei MA5600T, MA5603T, and
MA5608T. The card features higher density and lower power consumption, and
supports chip-based Type B 20 ms fast protection switchover, real-time rogue
ONT detection and isolation, and high-precision clock synchronization
technologies such as 1588v2, 1588 ACR, and synchronous Ethernet.


The board can be used to build a highly stable and
reliable network that simultaneously addresses the service demands of home
users, enterprise users, Wi-Fi, and mobile backhaul. The card has been field tested
in the UK, Belgium, and the UAE among other locations. The results show that
the card has high stability and good quality, and is qualified for large-scale
commercial deployment.


According to Infonetics, Huawei has ranked first in fixed
broadband, FTTx, and PON for two consecutive years as well as in the second
quarter of 2012.


Huawei serves one third of the world broadband users
through its SingleFAN solutions, and continues to lead in the development of
the global access market.


Huawei leads the broadband aggregation equipment market in 2nd
quarter. The other leading players include Alcatel-Lucent, ZTE, Fiberhome
and Adtran. Huawei maintained its lead in the global broadband aggregation
equipment market in 2Q12. ZTE has lost its second ranking. Alcatel-Lucent,
buoyed by GPON wins at China Telecom and China Unicom, moved into the #2 spot,
above ZTE. Broadband aggregation equipment revenue increased 5 percent in 2Q12
over the previous quarter, to $1.72 billion.


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