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Press Release -- June 21st, 2011
Source: Huawei
Tags: 100G, 40G, Wavelength

Huawei and KPN International Launch Coherent 100G Commercial Application

[Monaco, 21 June, 2011]: Huawei, a leading telecom solutions provider, and KPN, the leading telecommunications and ICT service provider in the Netherlands, today announced that they have successfully deployed coherent 100G services on the KPN International WDM (wavelength division multiplexing) network, which runs through the continent of Europe and uses Huawei's next-generation WDM systems. Providing an ultra-high-speed transport link between London and Amsterdam – the largest-bandwidth-demanding cities in the network – the commercial application of coherent 100G services on the network helps KPN International prepare for future network service growth. To address the challenges that come from the rise in high-bandwidth services, KPN International and Huawei have made longstanding and collaborative efforts in the coherent 100G transport field.

The coherent 100G technology is the latest technology for transmitting high-speed 100G services, providing ultra-large dispersion tolerance and polarization mode dispersion tolerance. With this technology, 100G services become more adapted to fiber transmission. Services can be transmitted at a higher rate over a longer distance. At an astonishing transmission rate of eight Tb/s, it takes only one second to download 240 DVD movies, each of which is two hours long.

Huawei’s solution for KPN International enables hybrid transmission of 100G services and the existing 10G/40G services on the network, smoothly upgrading the network while not affecting ongoing services. The solution also creates a tenfold increase in the service rate of a single wavelength, which helps KPN International effectively resolve the large-bandwidth challenges and maximize return on investment. With support for G.652 and G.655 fibers, the Huawei coherent 100G solution provides 100G service transmissions over a distance of 613km without having to use an electrical regeneration site, demonstrating excellent performance on the KPN International WDM network.

"KPN International is committed to providing users with reliable, fast and innovative services. The leading coherent 100G commercial application enables us to secure large bandwidth and high stability requirements on our network and serve our customers even better," said Jasper Snijder, Managing Director of KPN International. "Due to Huawei's leading WDM solutions, our international network remains at the cutting-edge providing high performance to accommodate fast-growing service demands."

Christian Chua, President of Transmission Network, Huawei, said, "As a longstanding strategic partner of KPN International, Huawei and KPN closely collaborate in a wide range of technical fields. This breakthrough is a significant milestone in the commercial application of high-speed transport networks. Huawei looks forward to continuing to cooperate with industry-leading operators to advance the commercial application of high-speed transport networks."

Huawei is committed to providing operators worldwide with premium WDM/OTN, MSTP/Hybrid MSTP, and microwave products as well as end-to-end transport solutions. According to consulting firm Ovum, Huawei has led the global optical network market, WDM/OTN market, as well as the 40G market as of the fourth quarter of 2010.

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