26 May 2009

Portugal Telecom selects Huawei to develop FTTH network

26 05 2009 - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd (Huawei), a provider of telecomms network solutions, has announced it has been selected by telecomms operator Portugal Telecom for the development of the its Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in Portugal.

According to the company, since 2007 Huawei, in collaboration with Portugal Telecom, has been developing laboratory tests and field trials to supply new generation optical technology for the access network in Portugal. The tests are based on new Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology.
This project is expected to enable Portugal Telecom to provide the Portuguese market with advanced access technology. Under the commercial offering Meo, the company is currently providing the new concept of television services based on IPTV. The development of the FTTH network will allow the operator to increase the efficiency and quality of the services and provide High Definition IPTV, enhanced high speed Internet and advanced IP telephone services. The operator will also be able to increase its number of subscribers and develop new services for the future.

The GPON project with Portugal Telecom is based on the Huawei MA5600T platform. Its Terabit architecture, carrier-class IP services and comprehensive access features support most optical fibre and copper pair access technologies (such as GPON and VDSL2) in a single platform in order to help the operators undergo network transformation.
No financial details were disclosed.


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