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Press Release -- April 6th, 2012
Source: Huawei
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Huawei and Altibox Demonstrate the World’s Fastest Online Network

[Hamar, Norway, 6 April, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today demonstrated its 200Gbit/s high-speed line card for routers at The Gathering (TG) 2012 in Hamar, Norway. At TG 2012, which is held annually in Norway and is the second largest computer party in the world, Huawei and Altibox demonstrated access to the world's fastest network – with an unprecedented network speed of 200 Gbit/s to the over 6,000 computer enthusiast attendees.

Huawei provides its "star products" for this event, including 200 Gbit/s high-speed line cards, NE5000E high-end routers, and OptiX OSN 8800 dense wavelength division equipment. NE5000E and 200 Gbit/s high-speed line card have both been awarded broadband technology innovation prizes. The demonstration will have NE5000Es located in both Oslo and Hamar in order to provide 200GE access, and uses OptiX OSN 8800 to accomplish the transmission distance of 180 km.

The Gathering (TG) 2012

"We are proud to partner with Altibox on this breakthrough in communications technology, providing the world's fastest network for TG 2012 and offering an excellent service experience for computer enthusiasts," said Mr. Hu Wei, Vice President of Huawei's carrier IP product line. "The online test by over 6000 users further demonstrates that Huawei's products, including 200 Gbit/s high-speed line cards, are extremely secure and stable."

To date, Huawei's carrier IP products and solutions have served world-leading telecoms carriers such as British Telecom (BT), France Télécom, Telefonica, Singapore Telecom, China Telecom, China Mobile, and China Unicom.

Huawei is a leader in commercial use of IP technologies and has delivered more than 2,600 NE5000E routers and 160 NE5000E router clusters to customers. According to Ovum, Huawei routers were ranked second in the market during Q4, 2011.

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