Huawei aims to deliver 100G to Russia for the long haul

28 October 2011 |


Chinese technology solutions provider Huawei has been collaborating with Russian operators Transtelecom, Rostelecom, Vimplecom and Megafon to test its 2000km ultra-long haul (ULH) 100G coherent WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) system at Huawei's 100G testing centre in Russia.

Huawei claims the trials will allow Russia to move forward with the commercial deployment of 100G WDM transport networks. The tests are said to have proven that its solution can transmit 100Gbps services in combination with existing 10Gbps and 40Gbps services over a distance of more than 2000km.

Huawei’s regional VP for Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, Sergey Varyukhin, said the company will continue “to deliver industry-leading 100G solutions that help customers in Russia smoothly upgrade their networks into the 100G era”.

As the largest country on the planet, Russia has posed a unique challenge for the deployment of high-speed networks. Through its collaboration with Russian operators, Huawei claims to have set several new records in WDM transmission distances for its WDM commercial applications, including the transmission of 10Gbps signals over a distance of 2500km during the 10G era and 40 Gbps signals over a distance of 1200km during the 40G era.

Earlier this month, the technology solutions provider and Rostelecom also completed a 100Gbps trial across a stretch of the carrier’s network between Moscow and Samara spanning 1033km (for more information click here).

Over the course of 2011, the Russian market has continued to attract the interest of major global technology solution providers. In May, Alcatel-Lucent’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) was approved by the Russian authorities, while in September, Nokia Siemens Networks opened a new operations centre in Russia which is aimed at allowing telecoms operators across the country to outsource network operational and maintenance duties.