[Berlin, Germany, April 24, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the world's first MPLS TP-based operations and maintenance solution for end-to-end packet transport –
the Transport Packet Assist (TP-Assist), at Europe's Transport Network for Mobile Operator forum (TNMO).
In order to keep pace with the rapid development of packet services, packet transport networks are expanding every day, resulting in challenges for operators such as network planning complexities, service quality control issues, and higher operations and maintenance costs. Developed based on an extended version of MPLS-TP protocol, the TP-Assist solution integrates optical and microwave packet transport on deployed networks, enabling operators to deploy large-scale packet transport networks and increase operations and maintenance efficiency.
"Further and deeper integration of optical and microwave packet transport is urgently needed by our customers," said Joe Zhou, Vice President, Transport product line, Huawei. "Huawei is one of the few providers that has invested steadily in innovative solutions for optical and microwave transport integration and packet transport. The MPLS-TP protocol adopted by the TP-Assist solution represents of the direction of packet transport network evolution. This protocol can help our customers smoothly realize packet service transformation while maintaining a healthy bottom line."
This solution also offers further operational and maintenance functions, such as the automatic planning assistance tool, instrument-free remote commissioning, one-click service provisioning, 360-degree network performance monitoring, automatic network health checks and smart fault diagnosis. The fast service rollouts and quick fault troubleshooting will also help lower operational expenditure.
Huawei is a leading provider of transport services dedicated to supplying operators with first-class transport network products, including WDM/OTN/MS-OTN, MSTP/Hybrid MSTP, microwave products and end-to-end network solutions. According to Ovum, Huawei ranked No. 1 worldwide in the optical network, WDM/OTN and 40G DWDM network markets in the fourth quarter of 2011. Huawei is also regarded as a strong performer in the 100G DWDM field. To date, Huawei has deployed 20 commercial 100G DWDM networks and conducted more than 50 trial networks for 100G DWDM.