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Huawei announces iODN prototype

October 23, 2010
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Huawei has announced the launch of an Intelligent Optical Distribution Network (iODN) prototype. Huawei’s iODN offers multiple intelligence functions and enables operators to automatically locate and operate target optical fibers, paving the way for massive fiber to the home (FTTH) rollouts.

“FTTx networks are now being deployed on a massive scale all over the globe and ODN is garnering more and more attention from operators worldwide. This new prototype, along with our expertise in end-to-end ODN delivery, including planning and engineering, will pave the way for massive fiber to the home rollouts,” said Wang Dexiang, director, ODN Service Department.

The deployment of fiber to the x (FTTx) networks is increasing rapidly, with the number of optical fibers being used growing exponentially. When working with optical networks, operators face two major issues: the high error rate when optical fiber connection data is entered manually, and the low efficiency and continuity constraints that occur when optical fibers are manually connected or optical faults are manually identified and located.

Huawei’s iODN prototype is able to address these challenges through intelligent optical fiber management, including setup and management of optical fiber connections. Its innovative design automates the identification and the collection of optical fiber connections and splitters, ensures that optical faults are correctly located, improves maintenance efficiency, and simplifies and enhances operation and maintenance efficiency.

Huawei’s iODN prototype was announced at the P&T / Expo Comm China 2010 trade show in Beijing and will be exhibited at the Broadband World Forum 2010 in Paris.

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