Shenzhen, China, October 14, 2019] Huawei's NetEngine 8000 Series routers received the "Global Service Router New Product Innovation Leadership Award" from Frost & Sullivan, a renowned consulting firm, at the Excellence in Best Practices Awards Gala. This award recognizes Huawei's contributions to product innovation in the newly launched NetEngine 8000 series routers, which provide an all-scenario unified platform that features a high capacity of up to 14.4T per slot, SRv6-powered intelligent connections, and AI-boosted intelligent operations and maintenance (O&M).
The IP bearer network is the foundation of various digital services such as mobile, home, and private line in the 5G and cloud era. Nevertheless, the IP bearer network faces many challenges in terms of large capacity, multi-network convergence, service-level agreement (SLA) assurance, and efficient O&M. The NetEngine 8000 series is the industry's first router that provides a capacity of 14.4T per slot, which is 1.5 times the industry average. The series applies to metro core, aggregation, DC gateway, and international gateway scenarios. The 4-in-1 platform for all scenarios greatly simplifies network node deployment and complexity. All NetEngine 8000 series routers support network slicing, multi-service bearing, and one network for multiple purposes. SRv6 enables automated connections across domains, service provisioning within minutes, and one-hop access to the cloud. It also supports intelligent traffic steering based on latency or bandwidth for applications and tenants on the cloud, allowing on-demand scheduling of network resources and guaranteeing SLAs for different services. In addition, iMaster Network Cloud Engine (NCE) and In-situ Flow Information Telemetry (iFIT) enable real-time visualization of service quality and fault demarcation within minutes. Huawei's proprietary alarm compression AI algorithm reduces the number of alarms by 99% and improves O&M efficiency by 90%. The series will enable operators to build an AI-boosted intelligent IP bearer network, facilitating business success in the 5G and cloud era.
According to Frost & Sullivan, ubiquitous services in the 5G and cloud era bring uncertainty to metro network traffic and direction. Vendors need to continuously innovate to help operators provide new services in a faster and more reliable manner. After analyzing the advantages of Huawei's NetEngine 8000 series in technologies and products, research and development (R&D) capabilities, industry leadership, as well as brand influence, Frost & Sullivan determined that the series consists of outstanding intelligent metro routers.
Hank Chen, President of Huawei's Service Router Domain, commented, "Huawei has engaged in router R&D since 1995. After more than two decades of continuous investment, Huawei established itself as a leading intelligent IP network provider. The NetEngine 8000 series large-capacity new platform continues to lead in the service router field. Huawei actively promotes the implementation of SRv6 standards at Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and cooperates with operators to accelerate the development of the industry and commercial use of SRv6. Huawei also explores new O&M fields to help improve operators' intelligent and automated proactive O&M capabilities."
The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award is designed to recognize companies that demonstrate outstanding achievements or display remarkable performance in leadership, technical innovation, customer service, and strategic product R&D in the global or domain market. Senior analysts compare and evaluate vendors through in-depth interviews, analysis, and research to determine the industry's best practice award winners. The NetEngine 8000 series won the award in the service router field, indicating that the industry authority recognizes its leadership.