China Mobile and Huawei complete China’s First 10G GPON live test

Huawei, provider of next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, recently announced that it has completed China’s first 10 Gigabit passive optical network (10 GPON) full-service test with China Mobile over a live network. This test demonstrated that Huawei’s 10G GPON solution is both backward and forward compatible, and is capable of supporting any service and any scenario.

GPON (Gigabit PON) is an evolution of the BPON (broadband PON) standard. It supports higher rates, enhanced security, and choice of Layer 2 protocol (ATM, GEM, Ethernet).

Huawei created a 10G GPON network environment after upgrading a live GPON network of Zhejiang Mobile, a subsidiary of China Mobile. The 10G GPON network was then tested using ITU-T G.987-compliant test schemes, which verified 10G GPON’s support for diverse services, such as internet data, IMS-based voice, IPTV, E1 leased line, Ethernet leased line, video conferencing, and WLAN backhaul. Following the completion of this test, the 10G GPON network environment has continued to service users over the live network, with the aim to further test 10G GPON stability and support for full-service operations.

You Yiyong, president of Access Network, Huawei, said: “We are honoured to have collaborated with China Mobile in completing the 10G GPON full-service test, the first of its kind in China. As part of Huawei’s All-IP convergence strategy, our 10G GPON solution will enable operators to simplify their networks, improve broadband efficiency, and meet the requirement of full-service access. We will continue our teamwork with carriers to advance the progression and commercialisation of the 10G GPON industry chain.”