Huawei releases GigaHome solution for telecom operators

Jeff Wang, president of Huawei Access Network
Telecom equipment and software company Huawei has recently released its GigaHome solution to assist mobile operators to build home networks.

Huawei has demonstrated — at the FTTH Conference 2017 — how the GigaHome solution supports multiple digital home applications to deliver smart home services ensuring convenience, security, accessibility and efficiency.

The increasing use of devices that enable 4K and VR video services is placing a greater burden on home networks.

“Huawei’s home network solution provides a full Wi-Fi coverage, and a good performance home network infrastructure, operable and manageable cloud-based management platform and open ecological system to enhance the home network experience, operational efficiency and bring new value-added services to operators,” said Jeff Wang, president of Huawei’s Access Network.

Though telecom operators are accelerating bandwidth, 100 Mb/s bandwidth access rate does not always offer high-quality user experience. Operators, which are upgrading their networks, face challenges including the complexity and variability of internal home networking. They lack visibility of home networks to provide rapid response and fault location; and difficulty integrating diversified services.

Huawei has developed GigaHome solution to help operators overcome these challenges and offer compelling smart home services. The E2E solution focuses on home gateways and supports flexible Wi-Fi extension through multiple media, such as the CAT5 lines, power lines, and wireless repeaters.

Huawei said its home networks support smart synchronization of network parameters and seamless roaming switching of terminals, to achieve smart home network coverage with a Wi-Fi speed rate of up to 300 Mb/s.

Home gateways adopt dual cores and enable gigabit Wi-Fi access through any media by using Wi-Fi hardware forwarding, dual-band, IEEE 802.11ac, and 4 x 4 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technologies.

Huawei’s GigaHome solution enables fast network deployment, maintenance, and management. In addition, cloud platforms will provide open service integration architectures for operators to quickly integrate and introduce new services.

Huawei has also optimized the solution for video services by assigning priority to high-value services to ensure home networks deliver a premium user experience.

Huawei’s GigaHome solution enables mobile operators to shift their business from traditional home broadband to smart home services. With the support of Huawei, telecom operators can accelerate their digital transformation to offer video and smart home services that extend their market reach and drive new growth opportunities.

Meanwhile, Huawei and Analysys Mason said gigabit access requirements are increasing across Europe with the European Union (EU) council setting new goals to accelerate the advancement of digital societies.

The capital investment needed for FTTH construction has become a significant obstacle in the roll-out of fiber networks by telecom carriers. Utilizing existing electricity infrastructure to deploy FTTH could save a substantial proportion of roll-out costs.

Power companies have abundant pole and duct resources but less experience and capabilities in running carrier-grade communications networks. Power companies could utilize their poles and ducts to deploy fibre networks and wholesale the network to different operators.

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