[Shenzhen, China, February 22nd, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that it has won a bid to deploy the 100G WDM network for Project 211 (phase 3) of the China Education and Research Network (CERNET). Covering the entire country, the coherent WDM technology based 100G network will be the world’s largest in terms of geographic coverage.
CERNET is committed to building and managing a nationwide academic internet. With Huawei’s coherent WDM technology and OTN equipment, the 100G network will cover metropolitan areas, such as Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Chongqing. The 100G network will have the capability to offer a bandwidth of 8 Tbit/s over a single fiber, a transmission distance of 11,400 km and 913km biggest single span without REG (Regenerator), and it will allow co-transmission of 100G traffic with the existing 10G traffic. Full compatibility with the legacy network ensures smooth capacity expansion and protects CERNET’s investment in network infrastructure. In addition, the 100G network meets the ultra-broadband challenges by offering a transmission rate (per wavelength) 10 times faster than mainstream networks, and it will provide a solid foundation for the rapid development of China’s education network in the next decade.
“Huawei’s deployment of the ultra-long-haul network for CERNET is a significant milestone in 100G’s commercialization,” said Mr. Cai Changtian, president of Transport Network Product Line, Huawei. “Huawei will continue to make strong contributions to the optical communication industry with consistent innovation and efforts in the optical domain.”
As a pioneer in 100G WDM, Huawei has deployed over 40 trial and 15 commercial 100G networks to date. Huawei provides first-class transport network products, including WDM/OTN/ MS-OTN, MSTP/Hybrid MSTP, microwave products, and end-to-end network solutions. According to consulting firm Ovum, Huawei ranked No. 1 in the global optical network market, WDM/OTN market, and 40G network market, as of Q3 2011.