Huawei SuperVector Enables Operators to Build UBB Networks Economically & Efficiently
Telecommunication cabinets on street corners are rarely noticed, but play an important role in the last-mile fixed voice, broadband, and video access services for the community. As the broadband and video era supersede the voice-only past, access network devices have gradually migrated from central offices to villages and streets and these outdoor cabinets are home to the equipment, protecting communication devices from the harsh outdoor environment.
Over the last few years, operators have built a myriad of outdoor cabinets, each providing broadband access services for the community wanting more and more high-speed digital requirements. However, the rapid development of bandwidth-hungry new services (such as high-definition video, security surveillance, home control, and online gaming), is adding exponential demand and expectation on network bandwidth. Building new outdoor cabinets to cope with the increase in demand could become a thing of the past, as would all the administrative burdens that go with that such as cumbersome government approvals, as well as spending time and money on activities that are not revenue generating such as power distribution, engineering, installation, and commissioning. In addition, most investments will be wasted if operators give up the existing sites on their live networks, since these sites are profitable resources for operators. One suitable solution is for operators to re-utilize existing outdoor cabinets by deploying new technologies that upgrades the original sites to meet the bandwidth requirements of new services from the community. Goldman Sachs recently released a report regarding the fixed network's future: it raised the rating for operators who revitalize network assets by deploying new copper and coaxial technologies to offer increased bandwidth economically and efficiently, and advised investors to buy these operators' stocks.
With years of experience in fixed network modernization and continuous investment copper lines rejuvenation technology, in 2012, Huawei worked with European operators to initiate the concept of the SuperVector technology. In 2014, the first SuperVector prototype was launched and Huawei is now actively promoting the standardization (G.993.2 Annex Q) and commercial availability for SuperVector products. Using Huawei's SuperVector solution which consists of upgrading devices or replacing boards, operators can now economically and efficiently deliver a downstream rate of -around 300 Mb/s at a 300-m distance in originaloutdoor cabinets. These outdoor cabinets can also evolve into integrated access centers, remote power supply (RPS) centers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and backhaul centers for wireless base stations in the future. This technology protects operators' investments in outdoor sites and enables them to meet the demands of ultra-broadband (UBB) services, such as 4K videos, and increases their asset utilization rates, return on investment (ROI), and revenues.
Huawei recently unveiled the G.fast commercial solution and largest-capacity SuperVector solution at Broadband World Forum 2016. At the same event, Huawei also introduced the NG-fast prototype incorporating 5th generation DSL technologies. Huawei will continue to invest into similar projects and is committed to enable operators to build UBB networks economically and efficiently, and bring users a better connected world.