Huawei Fiber to the Room (FTTR)

Posted by – August 4, 2023
Category: Exclusive videos

In this video, Wilson discusses Huawei’s Fiber to the Room (FTTR) product at MWC Shanghai 2023 and its potential benefits. However, it is crucial to critically examine the claims made and evaluate the practicality of this solution.

Huawei launched the FTTR product two years ago, with the latest version, FTTR version 3, being introduced earlier this year. The interviewee highlights the deployment of approximately 4.6 million FTTR sub-drivers in China and the global expansion with 27 carriers offering FTTR services. While these numbers may sound impressive, they lack context and specific details about the performance and user experience of FTTR in real-world scenarios.

One advantage the interviewee mentions is the bandwidth capability of FTTR, which supports 128 connections simultaneously. Additionally, Huawei claims to achieve a low latency of 20 milliseconds, catering to the need for fast responses in cloud storage, computing, and AI applications. However, the interviewee fails to provide concrete evidence or comparative data to substantiate these claims.

The interviewee showcases FTTR’s potential by highlighting its ability to extend beyond basic broadband connectivity. Huawei proposes that FTTR enables carriers to offer additional services like security systems, VR systems, mesh Wi-Fi networking, and more. While the concept appears promising, the interviewee’s lack of specific use cases or real-world examples makes it challenging to evaluate the practicality and scalability of these additional services.

The interviewee showcases the FTTR installation process, emphasizing its simplicity and efficiency. They mention that one engineer can install FTTR in a room, offering convenience. However, without further details or evidence, it is difficult to assess the actual ease and effectiveness of the installation process.

The interviewee also briefly discusses FTTR’s potential for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They mention a power-over-fiber solution called “c-o-f,” which combines power and fiber connectivity in a single cable. However, the interviewee does not delve into the specific benefits or limitations of this solution, leaving room for further exploration.

Huawei’s FTTR solution relies on Optical Line Terminals (OLTs), which provide connectivity and support high-speed interfaces. The interviewee notes the growth of gigabit connections, with OLTs evolving from 37 to 450 gigabit carriers globally. While this growth sounds impressive, the interviewee does not provide detailed insights into the performance, coverage, or scalability of these OLTs.

Overall, while the interviewee highlights the potential advantages of Huawei’s FTTR solution, critical analysis demands a deeper evaluation. The lack of concrete evidence, specific use cases, and comparative data raises questions about the practicality, scalability, and overall effectiveness of FTTR in various deployment scenarios. Further research and independent verification are necessary to form a comprehensive understanding of FTTR’s capabilities and limitations.

Main camera is my Panasonic G9 with 12-60mm Leica with my new Mailada X5 (Fulaim X5 equivalent) dual wireless microphone second camera is Sony A7Siii with 20-70mm filmed by Tao of my YouTube description text was generated using ChatGPT