8/22/16

Huawei’s FastConnect Fibre Access Terminal Wins Red Dot Award for its Design Concept

Huawei announced today that its FastConnect FAT (Fiber Access Terminal) won the annual Red Dot Award for its Design Concept. The innovative ergonomic design of the FastConnect connector provides a unique spatial layout, which facilitates installation and removal of drop cables and ensures a proper bending radius.

Huawei’s FastConnect FAT was developed for FTTx networks. By using the e-labels of drop cables and Huawei’s NMS (Network Management System), it implements intelligent management of drop cable routing information and quick fault locating, assisting operators in resource management and O&M. An e-label is attached to each drop cable. By scanning the e-label using a mobile phone or pad, a construction maintenance engineer can upload the optical fiber information to the NMS in real time, which then manages and synchronizes the optical fiber information and device location information, also in real time, based on a GIS (Geographical Information System). The NMS and the ergonomic design assists operators in constructing an intelligent, simple, and fast user interface, which greatly improves drop cable deployment efficiency.

Dedicated to FTTH technical innovation, network construction cost reduction, and deployment efficiency improvement, Huawei provides customers with the FastConnect ODN solution characterized by fast deployment and intelligent management. Huawei’s FastConnect ODN solution has assisted Spain’s Telefónica in deploying more than 10 million FTTH connections within just three years and has been deployed in various other markets as well, including Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Peru.

“Winning the Red Dot Award is a great endorsement for Huawei’s innovation capability in the ODN field,” said Jeff Wang, president of Huawei Access Product Line. “Huawei is in a leading position for providing global fiber broadband subscribers with optimal experience, and assisting operators in achieving fast fiber broadband network deployment and continuous business success. Going forward, Huawei will continue to promote innovation in the field of passive optical distribution, helping customers reduce FTTH deployment costs and improve FTTH deployment efficiency."

Huawei will exhibit the FastConnect FAT product series at the Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) to be held in Frankfurt, Germany from September 29–30, 2016, where they will showcase its efficient deployment features and award-winning user-friendly design.

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