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Press Release -- October 23rd, 2013
Source: Huawei

MegaFon and Huawei have started the 400G Era for the IP Backbone Network in Europe

[Moscow, Russia, October 23, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that it has cooperated with MegaFon, a large-scale mobile service provider in Russia, to use Huawei’s NE5000E 400G core routers to build the first LTE-based 400G IP backbone network in Europe, bringing a more diversified and smooth service experience to millions of Mobile Broadband(MBB users and implementing future-ready network construction and evolution.

As the mobile communications market in Russia is undergoing rapid development, heavy data services, such as online gaming and video streaming, are also seeing strong growth and demand. However, fast MegaFon’s mobile service development drives need for permanent improvement of IP core network equipment. Bandwidth capacity improvement ensures future-proof evolution capability and maintaining leading position of MegaFon in Russia.

As the only one 400G core router for commercial use in the industry, Huawei’s NE5000E 400G core router features a 400G platform. The platform not only supports flexible capacity configurations by changing subboards to implement networking among 100GE, 40GE, and 10GE, but also has the capability to expand slot capacity to the T level to meet service requirements in future 5 to 10 years from carriers. In addition, power consumption of the 400G platform is within 1 W/G, keeping energy and investment costs low.

Gai Gang, president of Huawei’s Carrier IP Product Line explained that “Rapid development of mobile broadband and video services will generate tremendous traffic growth on backbone networks. Now is the 400G era for backbone networks. Huawei has established a good cooperation relationship with MegaFon in the IP core field for a long term. Huawei’s IP core equipment has won the recognition of MegaFon based on its stable running capability. Our current cooperation starts the 400G era for European Internet.”

As a leader in global IP technologies, Huawei’s 400G core routers have been commercially used in True, DTAC, and Mobily, promoting 400G development of IP backbone networks. According to Ovum data, Huawei was leading the growth in the global IP market in Q2 of 2013.

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