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Nucleus Connect, Huawei study world's first 10G GPON tech

Posted: 28 Jun 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:nationwide broadband network? innovation? MOU?

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd and Nucleus Connect have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to conduct a joint study of the 10G GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) technology across the Next Gen NBN (Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network).

Nucleus Connect is Singapore's Next Gen NBN operating company and will leverage its extensive next generation network experience to serve as the study's key technical contributor.

10G GPON is a 10Gbit/s PON technology that is fast becoming the standard for use on Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) shared access fiber optics. This technology can provide greater bandwidth with downlink speeds of up to 10Gbit/s and uplink speeds of up to 2.5Gbit/s. The technology is future-ready for the explosive growth in infotainment appetite and simultaneous access of multiple services such as the Internet, voice, video streaming, rich multimedia content, and emerging services like 3D TV, Ultra HD TV. This new access network technology is able to co-exist with the current GPON system, and there is no need to upgrade the existing Optical Distribution Network (ODN).

As part of the MOU, Nucleus Connect and Huawei will collaborate to explore the possibilities of developing the next generation passive optical network based on Open Access for Singapore's Next Gen NBN. Studies will be made on possible deployment scenarios such as FTTC/B, Enterprise, and Mobile Backhaul for 3G & LTE, etc.

This project is the continuation of a long-standing partnership between Nucleus Connect and Huawei. In 2009, Huawei was awarded the contract to supply and build the end-to-end network solution for Nucleus Connect to develop the world's first Open Access Network. This collaborative study is an extension of that partnership.

"We are pleased to further our relationship with Huawei by undertaking this joint study," said Chong Siew Loong, vice president of networks and systems at Nucleus Connect. "This studythe world's first 10G GPON investigation based on an Open Access scenariowill set a global example, and we are happy to contribute as a leader in innovation and development in the next generation network arena."

Paul Scanlan, Huawei vice president for Southern Pacific solution sales and marketing, said, "Huawei is equipped with a wealth of experience in providing cutting-edge solutions in the optical network field with the aim of boosting network capacity. We are pleased to take our partnership with Nucleus Connect to the next level by harnessing our collective expertise and experience to pave the way for the eventual deployment of 10G GPON technology across national broadband networks worldwide."

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