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Press Release -- November 26th, 2013
Source: Huawei

Huawei Helps Jazztel Construct First 400G IP Backbone Network in Western Europe

[Madrid, Spain, November 26, 2013]: Huawei, a leading telecommunications solution provider, and Jazztel, a fixed network operator in Spain, today jointly announced that Jazztel will use the Huawei NE5000E 400G core router to construct IP backbone networks, providing more and better services for millions of fixed network users in Spain. This is the first 400G backbone network in Western Europe, ushering in the era of commercially-used 400G core routers.

As the telecommunication market, and especially the FTTH market, is booming in Spain, multi-media services are growing and data flows are multiplying, which is challenging the performance and expansibility of IP backbone networks and undermining user experience. Jazztel needs to upgrade the capacity of its IP backbone networks and improve network efficiency. Jazztel is embracing the competition and plans to play a leading role in the big data era.

As the world’s first commercially available 400G core router, the Huawei NE5000E 400G core router allows flexible subcards to be removed and re-installed, and supports flexible combinations of 100GE, 40GE, and 10GE boards, boasting a smooth extension to Tbit/s-level capability for each slot. The Huawei NE5000E core router will help Jazztel to optimize the network architecture and make it more flexible, reduce the bandwidth cost of each bit, and improve user satisfaction. With the Huawei NE5000E core router, Jazztel will stand out in the market for the next five-year fixed network services and make swift progress in future-oriented network evolution. In addition, based on EANTC report, the power consumption of the 400G platform is only 1.27 W/G, which greatly saves energy and reduces expenditure.

“The burgeoning mobile bandwidth services and video services are spurring the growth of backbone network traffic and present an opportunity for the 400G technology in the lab to make its debut on a live network,” said Gai Gang, president of Huawei Carrier IP Product Line. “After years of comprehensive research on operators’ needs for network reconstruction, Huawei is now playing a leading role in 400G platform design. With the 400G platform technology, Huawei aims to simplify operators’ network architecture, improve device performance and capacity, and construct sustainable IP backbone networks,” added Gai Gang.

As an IP technology leader, Huawei provides solutions for 45 of the top 50 operators around the globe. Huawei has successfully put 400G routers into commercial use and is playing a leading role in the 400G era.

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