Chinese technology giant Huawei has announced a partnership with Hong Kong’s largest telco HKT (part of PCCW) to introduce what it says is the world’s first 10Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) access by using the Huawei XG-PON (also known as 10G-GPON) solution. HKT is introducing its 10G FTTH service for specified customers in the pilot phase of the service, which is targeted to be available to all existing GPON-based customers in the third quarter of 2015, giving them ten-times faster broadband performance than the current commercial FTTH offering.
Huawei said in a press release that, in addition to being ideal for high quality multimedia contents, the latest upgraded high speed internet connections will facilitate instant sharing or information storage through cloud-based networks, with users able to upload and download thousands of photos and videos as fast as accessing a local hard disk. For instance, it would only take about 20 seconds to download a typical HD feature movie with a file size of 25GB using 10Gbps broadband. Users will also be able to select their preferred 4K camera viewing angle, and the resolution available through the transmission will be four times sharper than conventional HD.
Prior to the mass launch later this year, Huawei and HKT have completed the preparation of 10Gbps access based on Huawei’s new OLT MA5800 and its unique XG-PON gateway Optical Network Terminal (ONT) for a trial launch for selected FTTH customers in the second quarter of 2015. In the pilot launch, users can experience the 10Gbps internet download speed, 1Gbps Wi-Fi speed and 5Gbps USB3.0 speed.