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First POL Engineering Technical Standard Officially Released in China

GUANGZHOU, China - The China Engineering and Consulting Association (CEDA) recently released China's first passive optical LAN (POL) Engineering Technical Standard, aiming to standardize and promote POL deployment in smart buildings and campuses, and help design institutes and integrators improve design capabilities, construction quality, and delivery efficiency. As a member of the CEDA, Huawei actively prepared content related to POL system planning and design and equipment configurations to accelerate the release of the standard according to the official website of Huawei. 
 
In recent years, technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have been widely used to make cities smarter. According to Huawei’s global industry vision (GIV) 2025, 85% of enterprise applications will run on the cloud, and campus traffic will shift from horizontal to vertical by 2025. A POL features a simplified architecture, and is naturally suitable for enterprise cloudification. Compared with traditional campus switch networks, the POL solution requires 80% fewer extra-low voltage (ELV) equipment rooms, reduces required cabling space by 90%, reduces power consumption by 80%, and reduces the project total cost of ownership (TCO) by 30%. The POL solution is cost-effective, secure, reliable, and future-oriented, and is favored by an increasing number of industry customers.
 
In the past, there was no unified design and engineering standard, and the POL design positioning, construction, and engineering quality vary from one project to another. As a result, the delivery quality and efficiency cannot be guaranteed, which restricts the wide application of POL in campuses.
 
To meet the urgent standardization requirements of the industry market, the Engineering Intelligent Design Branch of the CEDA, as the chief editing unit, has organized renowned enterprises and institutions such as China Electronics Engineering Design Institute and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. to develop the POL Engineering Technical Standard. The standard systematically describes and defines POL design and construction specifications across six dimensions, including planning and design, equipment configuration, construction, commissioning and trial running, and checking and acceptance. It aims to improve the quality and efficiency of POL design and construction, and tackle pain points hampering the development of the POL industry.
 
Zhang Xu, Vice Secretary General of the Engineering Intelligent Design Branch of CEDA, said: "The POL Engineering Technical Standard aims to improve the quality and efficiency of POL design, construction, and delivery. The branch will promote the standard across the industry and its application in key projects, so that smart buildings and a better information experience can be delivered more efficiently."
 
Joe Zhou, President of the Enterprise Domain of Huawei Transmission & Access Product Line, said: "The release of the POL Engineering Technical Standard will promote the application of POL. It marks a key milestone of POL industry development, and sets a benchmark for the global industry. Huawei is looking forward to working with partners across the industry chain to build a complete POL ecosystem and provide scenario-based innovative solutions to continuously meet service requirements of customers from various sectors.
 
Huawei has ranked first in the global fiber access field for 10 consecutive years. With its technical leadership in the optical field, Huawei fully understands the needs of enterprise customers and continuously optimizes the POL solution accordingly. Huawei is looking forward to cooperating with more partners to promote POL industry development across the world, and is committed to bringing digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.