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Huawei NE9000 Router has been Deployed Successfully in HKBN’s Backbone Network to Support HKBN’s High Growth Strategy

2017-10-11

[Hong Kong, China, Oct 11, 2017] Huawei announced today that its NE9000 (NetEngine 9000) core router has been deployed by Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (“HKBN”), to support HKBN’s rapidly growing residential telecom business. With a capacity estimated at 6 times that of HKBN’s previous network equipment, NE9000 promises to meet HKBN’s business development needs for the next 5 to 10 years. Huawei will help HKBN to deliver reliable ultra-high speed network connectivity for its customers in the face of a soaring demand for 4K OTT entertainment, online gaming or Internet of Things applications.

HKBN is the world’s first telecom operator to use Huawei NE9000. The core router posts leading-edge performance in equipment capacity, expandability and energy efficiency. It comes with 4Tbps line card capabilities, 80Tbps per chassis which greatly improves the equipment capacity on the live network, and is capable of supporting 8Tbps line card in the future. In line with more eco-friendly performance, the NE9000 delivers high energy efficiency at only 0.4W/G, representing an energy consumption reduction by two-third. It also effectively cuts down the forwarding costs, allowing HKBN to continue to provide Internet service at very competitive prices. After an initial series of rigorous testing, NE9000 is currently used to deploy services for HKBN’s residential business.

Gary McLaren, HKBN CTO and Co-Owner said, “As a leading innovator in Hong Kong’s telecom industry, HKBN is not only fulfilling customer needs today, but is also ready for the future. There’s no doubt that as 4K entertainment, Internet of Things and 5G networks and more continue to evolve, HKBN is at the forefront to lead the Hong Kong’s fiber broadband market and bring customers the best-in-class connectivity experience. We are pleased with the overall performance of NE9000, and we find Huawei’s program delivery, operation, maintenance and support services very comprehensive and competitive. ”

Jeffrey Gao, President of Huawei’s Router & Carrier Ethernet Product Line said, “The Huawei NE9000 is the industry’s largest core router platform which accelerates the innovation for high-end router technologies and network architecture. The Huawei NE9000 platform offers the operator a powerful forwarding capacity, high reliability and multi-service integrated bearer with low power consumption,” He said, “Huawei is delighted to work with HKBN to deliver exceptional video and data services to HKBN's customers through its intelligent and efficient router network.”

To promote the development of the UBB industry and explore ways to boost service growth, Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) 2017, is to be held from October 18 to October 19, 2017 in Hangzhou, China. This UBBF will focus on the topics of "New Growth with B2B", "Deliver the Video Dividends", “Accelerate Gigaband Society", and "Towards 5G Era" and on the innovation of All-Cloud Network solutions. For more information, please visit: www.huawei.com/en/events/ubbf2017