Huawei launches metro network solution

Chinese vendor Huawei has upgraded its portfolio by adding a solution designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs for operators of metro networks.

The OptiX OSN 9800 U16 is intended to manage growing volumes of data traffic from both fixed and mobile metro networks, and is based on Huawei’s packet optical transport system.

"Facing an ocean of data in metropolitan networks, transport pipes must use composite materials that incorporate multiple technologies such as ultra-high-speed WDM, universal cross-connection and SDN," said Jack Wang, president of Huawei's transmission network product line.

With the rapid development of fixed and mobile broadband, Huawei has noted the need for the metro networks of operators to be able to withstand more bandwidth.

"Only channels with large enough capacity and intelligent management capability can address these growing future requirements,” Wang said. “Huawei's OptiX OSN 9800 U16 and OptiX OSN 1800 series constitute a complete metropolitan WDM solution."

Huawei’s solution allows operators to establish a high-capacity metropolitan WDM/OTN network with 14 slots, each supporting up to 400G.

It also supports Huawei’s SDN solution, designed to provide operators with a flexible, open and intelligent channel for operations and management of the network.

In February this year, Huawei launched an LTE-Advanced FDD and TDD convergence carrier aggregation solution, in partnership with Vodafone.

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