BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2022 – Huawei will attend the MWC 2022 in Spain from February 28 to March 3 to unveil its fiber-based Wi-Fi networking solution, the FTTR (Fiber To The Room) gigabit all-optical room solution, as well as meet with industry partners to discuss how to address current network bottlenecks in homes and businesses and improve user connectivity.
Digitalization and intelligence have advanced fast since the outbreak of COVID-19. People want better communication, a more convenient lifestyle, and more productive work. On one side, homes have evolved from entertainment centers to diverse production centers over time. Online schooling, live broadcast, 8K HD movies, immersive entertainment (VR/cloud gaming), and smart-home services are all gaining popularity. Digital transformation and cloudification of small and micro businesses, on the other hand, have become fashionable. Video conferencing and cloud desktop are two examples of high-bandwidth, low-latency applications. These new services place larger demands on network latency, capacity, and jitter, making household and enterprise networks more difficult to manage.
However, bad network experience continues to generate problems for home users and small businesses. According to studies, poor Wi-Fi experience is to blame for 60% of internet failures. More than half of home users have access to Wi-Fi, but just 55% have it. According to some users, the Wi-Fi speed at an access point is 500 Mbps, but drops to less than 20 Mbps as you move from the living room to other rooms. According to a poll, the following four factors are the primary causes of contemporary network issues:
- The rate cannot reach gigabit. Due to the outdated networking cable, the bandwidth can reach only 100Mbps.
- Seamless roaming cannot be implemented. There are multiple indoor Wi-Fi points. Traditional networking does not support intelligent switching between devices or the switching time is longer than 200ms. As a result, services are frequently interrupted when users move around.
- Multi-user concurrency is not supported. If more than 100 network devices access the Internet at the same time, they will go offline frequently.
- Whole-home coverage is not supported. Because fibers are usually routed to ELV boxes or living rooms, Wi-Fi performance deteriorates greatly after wall penetration. As a result, some rooms have no network coverage.
Huawei’s FTTR gigabit all-optical room solution is a cutting-edge networking solution for homes and businesses. This system, unlike previous networking solutions, extends fibers to every room, ushering in the latest optical network revolution. Fibers are widely acknowledged as the industry’s fastest transmission medium. Fiber has become a “dark horse” in the communications business due to four advantages. Fast transmission speed: Fibers are the fastest transmission media in the business, with transmission speeds of up to 100 Gbps. Fibers installed throughout the home can be upgraded to 10Gbps without the requirement for re-cabling in the future. Low-cost: The fiber business is well-established, and the market is solid.
In addition to the main exhibition area, Huawei will also build a gigabit Wi-Fi experience center consisting of two exhibition points: FTTR-Home for home scenarios and FTTR-SME for enterprise scenarios. Online service scenarios, such as cloud VR, remote conferencing, IPTV, and 8K HD videos, will be set up to enable users to experience smooth gigabit Wi-Fi networks onsite.
Huawei’s FTTR gigabit all-optical room solution has set off a boom in China. Chinese operators released FTTR services and launched packages in 65 provinces and cities in China last year. Up to now, the number of FTTR users in China has exceeded 150,000. In addition, 20 operators outside China have started pilot projects. About the unique features of Huawei’s FTTR gigabit all-optical room solution and the extraordinary Internet surfing experience to bring to people, on February 28, 2022, MWC will give the answer.