Huawei deploys first GPON commercial pilot for China Unicom

13 Oct 2009

Huawei Technologies and China Unicom have announced that they have joined hands in deploying a pilot Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) platform for commercial use, the first of its kind in the People’s Republic. Huawei and Shanxi Unicom, the provincial branch of China Unicom, used the pilot to verify the cost advantage and capacity of multi-service provision of GPON integrated network construction, making an important demonstration for a full-service operation and application of IPTV. China Unicom launched trial commercial operation of GPON in seven provinces in July. A number of equipment suppliers including Huawei participated in the network rollout.

China, China Unicom, Huawei Technologies