Ultra-large capacity enables operators to address ultra-broadband challenges
[Monaco, 23 June, 2011]: Huawei, a leading telecom solutions provider, today unveiled its over-10T MS-OTN (multi-service optical transport network) prototype at the WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking 2011 event in Monaco. The device can be upgraded to manage capacity of over 20T, and, for the second time, Huawei has broken the industry record for OTN cross-connection capacity.
“This achievement is Huawei’s latest effort to address our customers’ challenges by providing leading transport network solutions,”said Christian Chua, President of Transport Network, Huawei. “We believe that this device will significantly alleviate pressure from our customers’ operations and will help them tackle long-term challenges resulting from the uniformed grooming of multi-services and services with high-levels of traffic.”
The prototype features ultra-large capacity, uniform service switching, all-service access and 400G per slot, which fully supports the future evolution of OTN networks. Additionally, the prototype supports a uniform intelligent control plane for λ/ODUk/packet/VC services, which significantly enhances the reliability and durability of networks and reduces maintenance costs for customers.
With ultra-broadband, cloud computing, and All-IP evolution causing a considerable impact on network capacity, traditional OTN networks are faced with the growing pressure of traffic grooming that has resulted from increased network bandwidth and networks being predominantly taken up by IP-based services. Ultra-large-capacity and MS-OTN device allow operators to address these challenges and ensures smooth transition to All-IP with its traditional OTN features. Packet-based features such as Ethernet Layer 2 switching and MPLS-TP cross-connection have been added to MS-OTN, addressing the issue of carrying and cross-connecting multi-services, especially for packet-based services.
Huawei is committed to providing operators worldwide with premium WDM/OTN, MSTP/hybrid MSTP, microwave series products, and end-to-end transport solutions. As of the fourth quarter of 2010, Huawei ranks first in global optical network markets, WDM/OTN markets, and 40G markets, according to industry analyst firm Ovum.