Telefonica and Huawei complete SDN IP trial in Peru

03 February 2016 |

Telefonica and Huawei claim to have demonstrated the industry’s first software-defined networking (SDN)-based IP and optical trial network carrying commercial user traffic in Peru.

Telefonica is said to have selected Huawei’s SDN IP+Optical synergy service to simplify its IP+Optical network architecture for efficiency gains. Both companies conducted the prototype testing, fibre optic association verification and live network testing with real traffic over the solution.

"SDN is the enabler to reconstruct network architecture in the future,” said Pedro Planas, CTO of Telefonica de Peru. “With SDN, we can quickly develop more innovative services to meet various customer requirements and improve our competitive position in Peru’s telecom market. The successful deployment of the SDN IP+Optical network demonstrates Huawei's strengths in SDN commercialisation. We look forward to further successes in our follow-up cooperation."

 Huawei’s SDN IP+Optical solution is said to provide cross-layer traffic visualisation, fast cross-layer connection establishment, service-driven automatic resource coordination and cross-layer service protection. Telefonica and Huawei will seek to promote the IP+Optical solution in large-scale commercial use.

Zha Jun, president of Huawei fixed network product line, said: “The long-term partnership between Telefonica and Huawei is helping propel rapid development of the SDN industry. Huawei will continue to improve its innovative SDN solutions, helping Telefonica achieve business success."