Huawei has launched six technical upgrades for F5.5G during Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) 2023. The upgrades aim to improve the overall experience, architecture, and efficiency, thereby helping operators accelerate the positive business cycle and achieve business success during the smooth evolution to F5.5G. Huawei also called for all parties in the industry to jointly promote the maturity and application of F5.5G and gradually achieve “10Gbps Everywhere”. These upgrades include:

  • Upgrade from fibre-to-the-room (FTTR) to fibre-to-the-room-business (FTTR-B), extending from homes to enterprises – FTTR has been deployed for around 10 million households worldwide. Huawei FTTR-B applies FTTR to enterprises to provide premium connections in various scenarios, such as commercial buildings, small and medium-sized stores, and small campuses, achieving 2 Gbps bandwidth and 300 concurrent users.
  • Upgrade from premium Wi-Fi to premium broadband, accelerating experience monetisation – Premium Wi-Fi has been deployed in more than 60 customer networks worldwide. After the upgrade, premium broadband implements accurate user awareness based on big data analysis, and proactively performs operations and management. It improves precision marketing capabilities and users’ broadband satisfaction, and reduces the churn rate.
  • Upgrade from 10G-passive optical network (PON) to 50-PON, achieving smooth evolution to 10 Gbps experiences – Huawei, together with 85 operators has deployed more than 17 million 10G-PON ports. Compared with the industry average, Huawei 50G PON increases the upstream bandwidth by 20 per cent and reduces the latency from ms-level to us-level, meeting the quality of service requirements of multiple services.
  • New upgrade to Alps-WDM Enhanced, accelerating all-service development – Alps-WDM has been deployed in more than 50 commercial and test networks around the world. Alps-WDM Enhanced improves all-optical switching modules and allows carriers to extend optical transmission networks (OTN) to sub CO sites, meeting multi-scenario and multi-service requirements and improving live-network reuse and flexible deployment capabilities.
  • Upgrade from 400G to 800G, achieving ultra-large capacity and ultra-long distance backbone network transmission- Huawei has deployed 400G solutions on more than 100 networks around the world. By upgrading materials, algorithms, and structures, Huawei Super 400G/800G solution improves the transmission distance by 20 per cent and reduces the power consumption by 50 per cent. The Super C+L band web service security (WSS) module implements all-optical switching of multiple bands on the same module, increasing the capacity of single-fibre and the equipment by 100 per cent.
  • Upgrade from latency map to service level agreement (SLA) assurance, accelerating network SLA monetisation – Huawei OTN premium private lines provide reliable connections with deterministic latency for more than 10,000 enterprises. This upgrade uses the optimal path recommendation function to improve SLA monetisation capabilities, shorten the service trailing 12 months (TTM) to days, and achieve high network reliability. In this way, it improves efficiency and increases revenue for users.

Commenting on the upgrades, Kim Jin, VP, optical business product line, Huawei, said, “In the future, we will continue to develop the optimal solution oriented to F5.5G. We hope to work with global carriers and industry partners to promote the industry development, achieve the vision of OptiX to everywhere and 10Gbps everywhere.”