Huawei mini 8/16 port GPON/EPON OLT SmartAX MA5608T

As the first aggregation OLT in the industry, the SmartAX MA5600T series products integrate the aggregation and switching functions, provide the high-density GPON and Ethernet P2P access, abundant GE/10GE ports, high precision clock and strong platform ca


Huawei mini 8/16 port GPON/EPON OLT SmartAX MA5608T

Product Description


The MA5600T/MA5603T/MA5608T, functioning as an integrated optical-copper access equipment, provides the integrated broadband and narrowband access and FTTx optical access services that feature high rate, high bandwidth, and high quality. It can function as an OLT, MSAN, or IP DSLAM. The MA5600T is a large-capacity device, the MA5603T is a medium-capacity device and the MA5608T is a small-capacity device.


  • Supports the 10G GPON/GPON access service. All the three can function as an optical line terminal (OLT) in the GPON system, working with the optical network terminal (ONT) or other optical network units (ONUs).
  • Supports the point-to-point (P2P) FE/GE optical access. The P2P board is mainly used for cascading, and it can also provide users with P2P FTTH access by cooperating with ONTs.
  • Provides the voice service solution based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and H.248, supports the POTS port to implement the voice service, fax service, narrowband modem service, and various supplementary services.
  • Provides the E1/N*64k private line service through the TDM SHDSL board. And H802EDTB board supports the TDM SHDSL feature.
  • Supports broadband access services such as ADSL2+, VDSL2, and SHDSL, enhancing the xDSL function.

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Integrated Access

The MA5600T/MA5603T/MA5608T is an integrated optical-copper access platform that provides flexible user access modes and effectively ensures the smooth evolution from copper access to optical access.

Optical Access

The MA5600T/MA5603T/MA5608T supports 10G GPON access, GPON access and P2P access, which effectively meets requirements of various FTTx access applications.
  • Supports a split ratio of 1:128.
  • Support small form-factor pluggable (SFP) optical module of Class B+ or Class C+ and XFP optical module, which can be used in different scenarios.
  • High-density 48 single-fiber bi-directional or 24 two-fiber bi-directional GE/FE P2P optical access is supported.
  • Supports the high-performance and large-capacity control board SCUH. In active/standby mode, SCUH supports 20 Gbit/s switching bandwidth for each slot. In load sharing mode, SCUH supports 40 Gbit/s switching bandwidth for each slot. And provides 960G switching capacity (doubles performance capacity), improving access user bandwidth.

Copper Access

The MA5600T/MA5603T/MA5608T supports multiple xDSL access and POTS access modes and makes full use of existing copper cable resources to provide users with rich and flexible network services. The retransmission and INM functions solve the line quality deterioration problem caused by line bit errors and line noise, which ensures the line access quality.

  • The xDSL ports works with the ADSL terminal unit-remote end (ATU-R) or the VDSL terminal unit-remote end (VTU-R), which can provides the highest-density 64 channels of xDSL access and 48 channels of POTS access.
  • Far-end crosstalk (FEXT) is one of key factors affecting the performance and stability of the VDSL2 system. The MA5603T supports the vectoring feature. Vectoring uses vectors to solve FEXT of VDSL2 lines so as to improve bandwidth and performance of multi-pair VDSL2 lines. It effectively decreases crosstalk for short-distance lines (shorter than 1 km). The rate of a single VDSL line can be increased about 50%-90% within 800 m. Provides higher bandwidth and more types of services over existing VDSL2 lines after the rate for a single VDSL2 user is increased.

Full Service Access

This section describes the data, multicast, voice, and base station access services of the MA5600T/MA5603T/MA5608T and the QoS solution implemented by the MA5600T/MA5603T/MA5608T.

  • Supports the High-Performance Multicast Service. The device employs the multicast technology to provide IP video services, including live TV and QVoD, for carriers. By introducing the multicast technology, the network device can manage, control, and forward IP video services and thus meets carriers' requirements for provisioning IP video service.
  • The MA5600T/MA5603T/MA5608T has completed its interoperability test with all mainstream NGN/IMSs.Implements base station access solution by using MA5600T/MA5603T/MA5608T (OLT)+MDU. And the MA5600T/MA5603T/MA5608T supports clock synchronization in the base station access scenario.
    • Connection to the NGN/IMS network through SIP or H.248, implementing the VoIP service (including the voice, fax, and modem services).
    • The MA5600T/MA5603T/MA5608T supports reconstruction of traditional voice devices such as the N*64K private line device and ISDN PRI PBX, implementing the ALL IP architecture.
  • The MPLS PWE3 provides the E2E reliability and quality assurance for the service.

Cascading Capability

This topic describes the cascading capability of the MA5600T/MA5603T/MA5608T, which can be implemented by the OPGD or ETHB board. NE cascading and centric management for GE remote extended subracks in FTTB or FTTC scenarios are supported.

NE Cascading

The MA5600T/MA5603T/MA5608T features powerful access and cascading capability. In the downstream direction, it supports cascading to other devices through the GE or 10GE port. In the upstream direction, it supports connection to the IP/MPLS network through the GE or 10GE port. It also supports dual homing to the BRAS through direct connection.

Figure 2-1 NE Cascading Network Application 

Centric Management for GE Remote Extended Subracks in FTTB or FTTC Scenarios

The MA5600T/MA5603T supports the centric management for GE remote extended subracks in FTTB or FTTC scenarios so that the network features higher scalability. The GE remote extended subrack feature uses new technologies such as VDSL2 and vectoring on the copper line network to deploy ultra-broadband networks more conveniently and rapidly.

Figure 2-2 MA5600T/MA5603T Typical networking for the Centric Management for GE Remote Extended Subracks in FTTB or FTTC Scenarios 



Board Type

Silk Screen

Full Name

Control board


Mini Control Unit Board


Mini Control Unit Board

Service board


64-port ADSL2+ over POTS Service Board


64-port ADSL2+ over POTS Service Board


64-port ADSL2+ over POTS Service Board


64-port VDSL2 over POTS Service Board


64-port VDSL2 over ISDN Service Board


64-port VDSL2 over POTS Service Board


64-port VDSL2 over POTS Service Board


8-port GPON OLT Interface Board


16-port GPON OLT Interface Board


8-port GPON OLT Interface Board


4-port 10G GPON OLT Interface Board


16 port SHDSL and 16 port E1 Service Board


32-port ISDN Digital Subscriber Board


32-port ISDN Digital Subscriber Board


64-port VOIP Subscriber Board


48-port VDSL2&POTS Combo Board


48-port ADSL2+&POTS Combo Board


MPLS service Process Unit Board


Ethernet Service Access Board


48-port GE/FE Optical Interface Board


48-port GE/FE Optical Interface Board


TDM Traffic over PSN Board


32-port SHDSL.bis Service Board


16-port SHDSL.bis Service Board

Power board


Double DC power board


AC power board