The achievement marks the second consecutive year that Huawei has received this award, previously winning for its SingleFAN Pro solution. Such constant recognition from the industry further strengthens Huawei’s continuous innovation and leadership in the field of broadband.
At present, at the 19th year – and held entirely online for the first time in 2020 – BBWF remains the most important annual international exhibition in the field of fixed network. Fixed access is intended to recognize solutions that stimulate the development of the fixed access industry and significantly improve the end-user experience.
In February 2020, following an in-depth analysis of the business trends of fixed-mobile convergence and accelerated construction of the fiber network, Huawei officially launched the AirPON solution in London. The solution has three key innovations: zero site acquisitions, zero fiber joining and zero frame freezing. It can help operators address key challenges, such as the slow construction of the fiber network and unstable user experiences.
Zero site acquisitions: The innovative Blade OLT can be installed on existing wireless base stations to reuse the site’s power supply and fiber backhaul resources. Consequently, no new site is needed, the fiber access distance is shortened from 5 km to less than 1 km, networks can be built much faster, and CAPEX is reduced by 27%.
Zero fiber joining: The DQ ODN feature supports end-to-end preconnection without fiber joining, improving construction efficiency by 70% and shortening the time to market (TTM) by 30%. In addition, AI technologies are used for digital management of passive ODN resources, visualization of the network topology, precise management of resources, precise location of faults, fast delivery of services, and a 20% reduction in ODN costs.
Zero frame freezing: The industry’s first AI-embedded ONT series products can intelligently identify types of services, including online gaming, education, and teleconferencing. The intelligent acceleration engine can reduce the latency of certain services by more than 50%, allowing operators to launch value-added service packages with accelerated services.
Jeffrey Zhou, president of the Huawei Access Network product line, said: “Fixed-mobile convergence has become an industry consensus, and fiber is the most important infrastructure. The Huawei AirPON solution can help mobile operators build full and efficient full-fiber networks and deliver an optimal FTTH broadband experience. It is a great honor to win the BBWF Best Fixed Access Solution Award. Huawei is looking forward to more extensive cooperation and joint innovations as we continue to help global operators achieve greater business success. “
Just 6 months after its official launch, the Huawei AirPON solution has been widely recognized by industry and adopted by more than 45 operators worldwide, covering more than 1 million households. In the future, Huawei will continue to work with industry partners to build fiber connections and accelerate the construction of a fully connected smart world.