Network operators are going to need a lot more bandwidth, and make more efficient use of it, if next-generation networking visions of smart homes, businesses, communities, and cities are to be realized. Eager to do their part, broadband access vendors are racing to introduce next-gen gigabit fiber and wireless broadband equipment and other digital communications infrastructure products that enable a digital lifestyle.

The latest example is Huawei, who introduced and demonstrated Huawei GigaHome, an “end to end” solution for next-gen home networking at the international FTTH Conference in Marseille, France.

According to the company, GigaHome provides device-to-cloud synergy and high-performance smart home gateways that telecom carriers and other network operators can use to build and operate the second generation of smart home networks and service delivery platforms.

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Huawei focuses on home gateways and flexible, multiple-media Wi-Fi extension with GigaHome in a bid to overcome a range of technological smart home networking challenges. That includes variability of and lack of transparency as to individual in-home and in-building network architectures, configurations and services provision.

Huawei GigaHome
As Huawei explains, GigaHome’s “1+n” home network architecture synchronizes wired and wireless network parameters and seamless roaming/terminal switching to achieve Wi-Fi speeds as high as 300 Mbps. Boosting that further, use of dual-core processors, Wi-Fi hardware forwarding, dual-band IEEE 802.11ac and 4×4 MIMO, provides gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity through any media, the company said in a press release.

GigaHome has also been optimized to deliver high-bandwidth video services, including assigning high priority to high-value services to ensure delivery of premium user experiences, Huawei says in a press release.

In addition, GigaHome APIs will be available so as to provide fast and flexible Wi-Fi network management, operations and maintenance, the company said.

“Huawei’s home network solution provides a full Wi-Fi coverage, and a good performance home network infrastructure, operable and manageable cloud-based management platform and open ecological system to enhance the home network experience, operational efficiency and bring new value-added services to operators,” said Jeff Wang, President of Huawei’s Access Network.

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