Huawei claims to be the first out with 10 Gbps DOCSIS 3.1-powered access platform

Huawei Technologies has introduced what it's billing as the broadband industry's first 10 Gbps hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) access platform.

Making the introduction at ANGA COM 2016 this week in Germany, Huawei says its large capacity solution supports 10 Gbps DOCSIS 3.1 in cable and 10 Gbps PON in fiber. 

The vendor claims the platform can save operators 70 percent more space in their headend, while improving performance by 30 percent over coaxial. 

The HFC access platform includes a large-capacity optical line terminator (OTL) for optical aggregators, a high-density 10G PON interface board, DOCSIS 3.1-based D-CCAP, 10G POIN ONT and unified network management system. 

"Huawei has invested heavily in innovations in fiber, coaxial cable, copper wire and Wi-Fi technologies. Our 10 Gbit/s HFC access platform will help MSOs quickly roll out Gigabit networks with lower TCO and high O&M efficiency. With this platform, MSOs can migrate to IP videos in the future," said Jeff Wang, president of Huawei's access network product line, in a statement. 

But Huawei may have issues to resolve before it can get a new technology off the ground in the U.S. Huawei is the latest Chinese tech company to come under scrutiny by the U.S. for doing business in markets such as Iran and North Korea.

The New York Times reported earlier this week that the U.S. Commerce Department has subpoenaed Huawei, demanding that it turn over "all information regarding the export or re-export of American technology to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria." The subpoena, which was sent to Huawei's headquarters in the Dallas area, is part of an investigation into whether Huawei violated American export controls.

For more:
- read this Huawei press release

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