BT trials Huawei’s technology in the UK

BT has conducted a large-scale customer trial of Huawei’s technology.

The technology was deployed on BT’s existing FTTC infrastructure in order to offer ultra-broadband services.

The trial took place in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, and saw Huawei deploy its multi-port equipment in a manhole. It also provided a headend optical line terminal (OLT), terminal and a network management system.

The trial is said to pave the way for wider commercial deployment.

Last September, BT completed several field trials which demonstrated ultra-fast broadband delivered over a combination of both fibre and copper networks. The UK operator has also launched a lab at its Adastral Park R&D centre in Ipswich, specifically tailored towards these ultra-fast broadband services.

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