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Huawei network solution boost for 4K

June 1, 2017

Colin Mann @ ANGA COM

ICT specialist Huawei has released its 4K video network solution for multiple system operators (MSOs), at ANGA COM 2017 in Cologne, demonstrating 4K video, 4K multi-screen TV, and converged video delivery of traditional CATV and IPTV based on hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) networks. The solution is aimed at supporting MSOs in realising their all-IP video evolution.

Huawei’s 4K UHD solution covers core components including the video operation and delivery platform, bearer network device, converged fibre-coaxial access platform, and video terminal. It is designed to allow MSOs to achieve E2E IP video evolution, and meet consumers’ demands for UHD and personalised multi-screen videos.

According to Huawei, the solution has the following advantages:

  • Converged video operation and delivery: Huawei has developed a unified cloud-based converged video platform, and new-generation fixed-mobile video broadcasting and content delivery technologies. Based on this platform and technologies, MSOs are able to deploy IP-based converged videos and multi-screen services comprehensively, and provide consistent personalised video viewing experience, thereby increasing attractiveness and values of video services.
  • UHD video bearing: Huawei has released a distributed converged cable access platform (D-CCAP) based on the HFC networks. This platform supports high-performance DOCSIS 3.1 access, and delivers the industry’s largest access bandwidth of 10 Gb/s. By using this platform, MSOs can deploy IP-based omnimedia services which require high bandwidth and low latency, such as 4K UHD videos, 360° panoramic videos, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and smart home. Huawei also provides a converged bearer network solution. This solution supports various access modes based on the cloud, bears multiple services, supports ultra-large capacity, consumes ultra-low power, and enables visualised O&M. By using this solution, operators are capable of rapidly reducing operating expense (OPEX), and increasing competitiveness.
  • Smooth IP video evolution: This solution supports both IP videos and traditional CATV videos, and enables converged delivery of CATV and IPTV videos. Moreover, Huawei’s D-CCAP platform supports the bearing of CATV and IPTV over DOCSIS, allowing MSOs to realise IP video evolution smoothly.

Huawei says it is dedicated to innovating HFC networks and UBB integration, claiming a leading role in the DOCSIS 3.1 field. Huawei continues to support MSOs in their video network transformation and building of HFC networks. Currently, Huawei’s D-CCAP solution is widely commercially deployed by mainstream operators in countries and regions such as Asia Pacific (including China), Europe, and Latin America. Huawei says it will continue to innovate CATV networks and video services, help MSOs evolve their networks into all-IP ones, and promote the development of omnimedia services.

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