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China Telecom and Huawei Deploy World’s First End-to-End 100G WDM System

New Delhi, 22 June, 2011: Huawei, a leading telecom solutions provider, and China Telecom, today announced the successful deployment of the world’s first end-to-end 100G WDM (wavelength division multiplexing) system. The system establishes an ultra-broadband transport link between metropolitan hubs Nanjing and Wuxi in the Jiangsu province of the Yangtze River Delta.

“The successful deployment of this 100G system with our strategic partner China Telecom has launched China into the ultra-broadband era,” said Christian Chua, President of Transport, Huawei. “100G is key to satisfying the growing demand for high-bandwidth services and enabling rapid telecommunications development to continue in China and around the world. We look forward to working with our global partners to continue providing high-quality, cost-effective solutions for the ultra-broadband era.”

As the rapid increase in demand for large-bandwidth services, such as storage, video, and inter-area private-line enterprise services, puts global carrier networks under increasing strain, operators are searching for ways to adapt their live IP core and 40G WDM backbone networks to carry more services. Huawei’s 100G solution satisfies the demand for large bandwidth, while protecting live network investments and allowing networks to be upgraded smoothly without affecting existing services.

In Jiangsu, Huawei’s end-to-end 100G solution enables bandwidth pool solutions to be seamlessly integrated and hybrid 100G and 40G services to be transmitted from Nanjing to Wuxi over hundreds of kilometers without having to use an electrical regenerator. Huawei’s 80-channel system with 40 Gb/s per channel solution and Tbit-level OptiX OSN 8800 are adopted in this OTN network. The successful transmission of 100G services indicates a 2.5-time increase in capacity of the live network to 100 Gb/s per channel (80 channels), which lays a solid foundation for the rapid development of backbone telecommunication services in Jiangsu.

Huawei is committed to providing operators worldwide with high-quality WDM/OTN, MSTP/Hybrid MSTP, and microwave products as well as end-to-end solutions. According to consulting firm Ovum, by the fourth quarter of 2010, Huawei ranked number one in the global optical network market, WDM/OTN market, and 40G market.

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