Huawei officially released the QuickODN solution for the 10G PON era during the 16th FTTH Conference (Europe) held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. QuickODN features efficient planning, quick deployment, and digital operation and maintenance (O&M) capabilities and the solution helps operators build 10G PON infrastructure networks and pave the highways for transmitting multiple services, thereby realizing an upward business spiral for the fiber broadband industry.
According to the Huawei global industry vision (GIV) 2025, the total number of global connections will reach 100 billion by 2025, and the Internet will cover 77% of the world’s population. Fiber to the Home (FTTH) is the mainstream model for future network construction. However, the FTTH development level varies with regions.
Operators face three major challenges in implementing the FTTH strategy, namely low planning efficiency, long construction period, and high O&M cost. To address these challenges, Huawei released the QuickODN solution to help operators efficiently plan and quickly deploy FTTH, and implement digital O&M for PON networks.
Efficient planning: During fiber network construction, it is recommended that thick coverage and short access be realized in the first-phase investment to cover more than 80% of home and enterprise users and shorten the drop cable to within 50 meters.
Based on multi-dimensional data and experience models, Huawei introduces artificial intelligence (AI) modeling technology to find the most suitable value model for customers. In addition, Huawei has developed SmartODN, an industry-leading intelligent network planning tool, to help operators select the optimal and most cost-effective fiber paths, improving network planning efficiency tenfold.
Based on global engineering best practices and expertise, Huawei has standardized the deployment process, set up personnel capability baselines, and normalized product selection to help operators greatly improve the deployment efficiency. The industry-leading quick connect technology is used to simplify deployment and eliminate fiber splicing which requires skilled technicians.
Using 100,000 homepass ports as an example, the deployment period is reduced from 12 months to 8 months by 180 technicians. By changing traditional sequential construction to parallel construction, the Huawei QuickODN solution also triples the deployment efficiency and shortens the time to market (TTM) by 30%. Using the Huawei solution, the deployment process is no longer technically demanding, and the ODN engineering quality is ensured by industrialized products.
The Huawei QuickODN solution greatly improves the O&M efficiency by using the near field communication (NFC) technology, smart acceptance scheme, and digital delivery O&M platform. The NFC technology is used to visualize the topology of a PON network with resource accuracy up to 100% and shorten the service provisioning time from 4 hours to less than one hour.
Using the smart acceptance scheme, the site acceptance time is shortened from 30 minutes by two persons to five minutes by one person. The digital delivery O&M platform simplifies PON network management and acceptance, helping operators achieve the industry benchmark of “installation and maintenance within one day”.