Telefónica Launches 1 Gbps Access Plan Using Huawei XG-PON Solution

  • Huawei
  • Telefonica
SHENZHEN, CHINA — Huawei announced that it will deploy its XG-PON (also known as 10G-GPON) solution for Telefónica in Spain, enabling the operator to provide fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services to customers at symmetrical speeds of up to 1 Gbps, boosting connection speeds by up to ten times faster than current fiber-based services when it launches in 2015.

Ensuring Competitiveness in FTTH Market
As the future standard for optical fiber subscribers, the XG-PON solution will ensure Telefónica remains competitive in the fierce Spanish FTTH market. Huawei’s XG-PON technology is capable of delivering Internet access speeds of up to 10 Gbps, providing the operator with a future-proof solution that can be leveraged to augment speeds further on Telefónica’s network beyond the 1 Gbps that would be offered at launch next year.

At connection speeds of 1 Gbps, Telefonica subscribers will be able to upload and download large volumes of online data and content such as pictures, videos and movies 100 times faster than what is possible with a 10 Mbps connection. This will also provide a user experience when accessing content online that is comparable to accessing that information on a user’s own hard disk, facilitating instant sharing and storage of high-quality multimedia content and data through a cloud-based network.

Confirmed Symmetrical Download and Upload Speeds of 1 Gbps
The two companies have successfully conducted tests on Telefónica’s network where symmetrical download and upload speeds of 1 Gbps were achieved using the Huawei XG-PON solution. This will allow download speeds that are ten times faster than the current speed of 100 Mbps, and upload speeds that are 100 times faster than the 10 Mbps upload speed possible today.

Transforming Online Sports Broadcasting
The Huawei XG-PON solution will also transform online sports broadcasting for viewers. For instance, Telefónica customers will be able to select the camera angle from which they prefer to view a football match, and view the program at resolutions that will be four times sharper than transmission over conventional HD.

As the global leader in access networks, Huawei’s SingleFAN (fiber access network) solutions are currently serving over a third of all broadband customers worldwide.


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