Huawei Unveils World’s First 40G PON Prototype

Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched the industry’s first 40G PON (Passive Optical Network) prototype. The 40G PON system was jointly tested and certified by Huawei and the China Telecom Beijing Research Institute earlier this month.

Huawei’s 40G PON system will enable telecom operators to integrate future upgrade and evolution initiatives with existing GPON deployment plans, offering them more control over the total cost of operation throughout the entire lifecycle of an optical access network.

The system uses wavelength division multiplexing technology that allows a 40Gbps downstream transmission rate and a 10Gbps upstream rate, with no change to legacy GPON/XGPON optical distribution networks (ODN). The system also supports a 1:512 optical splitting ratio and a transmission reach of 20 kilometres.

“As telecom operators worldwide rush to implement optical fibre deployment strategies, a key question is how to build sustainable optical access networks that can evolve and grow into the future,” said You Yiyong, President of Huawei’s Access Network Product Line. “Huawei continually strives for customer-oriented innovation in the optical access sector and to provide telecom operators worldwide with premium products and futureproof solutions that help them increase their return on investment and grow in a fast changing world. The launch of the first 40G PON prototype is testament to this commitment.”

“Huawei’s 40G PON system is highly compatible with existing GPON and XGPON systems and its transmission convergence layer maximally leverages existing GPON and XGPON structures,” said Dr. Frank J. Effenberger, Huawei’s chief optical access technology expert. “We are pleased to note that Huawei’s solution has gained wide-ranging support from international standardization organizations like FSAN and ITU-T.”

Huawei’s SingleFAN solution and related offerings now service over one-third of the world’s broadband users, offering ultra-broadband access services and enriching lives through communication.