Huawei and TDC Group to upgrade the broadband network to 1Gbps
Published on: 3rd Feb 2016
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Huawei announced that it is partnering with TDC Group (Tele Danmark Communications) to upgrade TDC's coaxial network so that it can deliver broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps.
The upgrade will be launched this summer and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017. This will make Denmark the first country to upgrade an entire cable network to "Giga COAX" offering super-speed connectivity over cable networks.
The D3.1-compliant architecture involves network-wide end points, optical nodes, amplifiers, passive splitters, and corresponding engineering services, to provide ground-breaking speeds and connectivity. 1 gbps equates to downloading an entire HD movie (14 GB) in less than 2 minutes
Zha Jun, President of Huawei's Fixed Network Product Line, said, "Although the D3.1 industry chain is in its infancy at present, Huawei has been strategically investing its resources in this field ever since 2012."
As broadband traffic grows almost 50% each year, MSOs need to upgrade their coaxial networks to the gigabit level in order to offer IP-based and customized video services and deal with competition from FTTH. D3.1 adopts the advanced OFDM modulation mode and improves data transmission capability by 50% compared with that of D3.0. With D3.1, one coaxial cable can provide a maximum bandwidth of 2 Gbit/s uplink and 10 Gbit/s downlink.
MSOs can reuse existing coaxial line resources to quickly deploy future-oriented next-generation D3.1 networks for gigabit service offerings and a competitive power against FTTH.