[Shenzhen, China, February 9, 2023] On February 9, Lightwave, a media organization covering the global optical network industry, announced the 2023 Lightwave Innovation Reviews Honorees. Huawei won a total of four prizes for Huawei’s OptiX OSN 9800 M24, Fiber to the Room (FTTR) solution, Digital QuickODN (DQ ODN) solution, and OptiXtrans DC908. Lightwave will present the awards at OFC, the largest annual event for the optical network industry, on March 6th in San Diego, U.S.
Lightwave’s award ceremony has been a staple of OFC for years. It celebrates enterprises, organizations, and institutions that have made significant technological innovations that benefit the entire industry. The panel of judges selecting winners consists of renowned optical network specialists, drawn from network operators and suppliers, as well as senior executives, analysts, and engineers from industrial research organizations and consulting companies.
In the transmission domain, Huawei OptiX OSN 9800 series supports single-wavelength 800 Gbit/s and Super C+L band ultra-wide spectrum, and provides 96 Tbit/s line capacity per fiber. It’s a future-ready optical switch that will likely meet capacity requirements for the next 10 years. It can flexibly process various switching granularities ranging from 2 Mbit/s to 100 Gbit/s, provide a complete range of ports, and support the largest number of client-side services in the industry. In particular, OptiX OSN 9800 M24 is the industry’s smallest T level OTN platform. M24 provides additional E2E OXC all-optical switching and millisecond-level ultra-low latency, various protection schemes such as ASON, 99.999% service reliability. Moreover, M24 features Huawei OptiX Alps-WDM capabilities, an innovative technology that can help operators build metro networks with optimal TCO. “This product looks like a solid product for both DCI and long-reach,” one judge commented.
In the optical access domain, Huawei’s FTTR solution, covering both homes and small and micro enterprise (SME) scenarios, is the first gigabit Wi-Fi coverage solution in the industry that provides high-quality experience such as ultra-high bandwidth, ultra-low latency, seamless Wi-Fi roaming, and intelligent self-management. These advantages made the solution the first choice for operators offering gigabit broadband and networking services. “There is definitely a need in the market for this product and I don’t see anyone else addressing the need in quite the same way,” a judge wrote in his assessment.
Based on innovative Fiber Iris technology and pre-connection technology, Huawei’s DQ ODN solution intelligently identifies optical topology and optical attenuation, therefore visualizing and managing the entire network. This solution helps reduce initial investment by 20%, improve fiber deployment efficiency by 40%, and shorten average troubleshooting times from 4 hours to 1.5 hours, accelerating FTTH deployment for operators. “Fast fault allocation is a good feature,” a judge noted.
In the data center interconnection (DCI) domain, Huawei OptiXtrans DC908 implements ultra-broadband, simplified, and intelligent all-optical interconnections between distributed data centers. This solution has the following features: up to 96Tbit/s single-fiber capacity using the Super C+L band ultra-broadband technology, highly integrated optical-electrical design which saves DC space by over 50%, innovative Storage + Optical Connection Coordination (SOCC) protocol which ensures zero financial transaction failure, and One-click automatic deployment within 8 minutes that helps IT engineers swiftly identify and locate potential fiber fault points. “The DCI market is very competitive,” a judge said. “This product looks like it will stand out with more flexible bandwidth and data rate options.”
In the future, Huawei will continue to enhance its optical transmission, optical access, and optical terminal products and solutions. Through continuous technical breakthroughs and product innovation, Huawei will help operators further evolve their networks, accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises, and embrace new growth in the communications industry with customers and partners.