Huawei announced its Gigaband development strategy at the Ultra-Broadband Forum 2015 in early September. The strategy represents Huawei’s commitment to opening ROADS (Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY, and Social) to build a better connected world by working with industry players and driving the ultra-broadband industry into the Gigaband era.
The global ultra-broadband industry will enter a new era of energetic development in the next five years as broadband connections enter the Gigaband era. Constructing Gigaband infrastructure will lay a solid foundation for a fully connected world in future.
A wide range of applications such as video services, especially ultra-HD video, are driving demand for higher bandwidth. Service innovations have promoted the integrated operation of Mobile Broadband (MBB), Fixed Broadband (FBB), HD video, and Smart Home services, increasing the benefits to both operators and subscribers.
Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) 2.0 will become mainstream and pose higher requirements on telecom networks. Moreover, from the perspective of vertical industries, Industry 4.0 and Smart City require industry-level networks to guarantee industry development.
Huawei believes the ICT sector, as an engine of the advancement and modernization of other industries, should shift away from its traditional technology-centric mindset and prioritize the ROADS experience for a new strategic approach to effectively address the challenges posed by the transformation.”
“In terms of bandwidth, Huawei is researching and innovating access technologies for upgrading broadband from 100M to 1000M, which builds the foundation for the ROADS experience,” said Ding Yun, President of Huawei Products & Solutions, as he introduced the Gigaband development strategy at the Forum.
Implementing the Gigaband strategy requires the joint efforts of UBB industry players and governments. Industry policies must change from encouraging competition to promoting investment, and municipal infrastructure can be opened to operators, helping operators reduce Fiber to the Home (FTTH) costs and deployment difficulties. For example, China implements Fiber-from-the-home for new buildings to facilitate FTTH.
By Matthew Peach