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Huawei to sink $4bn into fixed-line broadband

Company cites high-volume consumption such as 4K, big data, as reason for investment

Huawei to sink $4bn into fixed-line broadband

China-based telecoms equipment vendor Huawei announced it would invest over $4bn in fixed-line broadband R&D over the next three years, Reuters reported.

Huawei sees the fixed broadband market as a "key direction for strategic investment" and will focus its efforts on the development of fibre optic technologies and software-defined networking.

The company said that placing emphasis on the connectivity of homes and offices was driven by the high-density-traffic requirements that have accompanied the emergence of technologies such as UHD/4K TV and big data.

Overall, fixed-line services have placed second to mobile data, which has seen growth in its global subscriber base of 20% this year, according to Reuters, which cited a UN report.

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