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Huawei and Corning Demonstrate 3,000 km Ultra Long Haul 100G Transmission at SCTE

[ATLANTA – November 15, 2011] – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and Corning Incorporated today jointly demonstrated 3,000 km Ultra Long-Haul (ULH) transmission of 100G coherent Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) technology at the Society of Cable and Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.

At the event, Huawei is demonstrating the latest 100 Gbps single wavelength coherent technology over Corning® SMF-28® ULL optical fiber. This Optical Interoperability Forum (OIF) standards compliant 100 Gbps technology utilizes innovative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms and next generation Forward Error Correction (FEC) enabling high capacity transport over ULH distances. In addition, Huawei is also demonstrating co-transmission with its 40 Gbps coherent solutions at 50 GHz channel spacing.

This demonstration utilizes Corning SMF-28 ULL optical fiber, an ultra-low-loss ITU-T G.652-compliant optical fiber that has ultra-low attenuation (average attenuation at 1550 nm is 0.168 dB/km) and low Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD), empowering next-generation transmission systems to achieve longer spans, reach, and scale to higher speeds. Using the combined benefits of Huawei’s 100 Gbps technology and Corning’s SMF-28 ULL fiber, customers can enhance their network reach by 35-40 percent. Huawei’s 100 Gbps and 40 Gbps coherent technology is available on the OptiX OSN 8800 which is a next generation, intelligent, Optical Transport Network (OTN) platform scalable to over 6 Tbps of switching capacity.

"As video content and business services drive bandwidth requirements for cable operators, Huawei has developed industry leading 100 Gbps technology to minimizing their total cost of ownership, energy consumption, and telecommunications footprint,” said Reg Wilcox, Vice President of Network Marketing for Huawei Technologies USA. "The OSN 8800 has the ability to smoothly scale to 100 Gbps and support hybrid transmission of 100 Gbps, 40 Gbps, and 10 Gbps signals. This 100 Gbps solution also interworks with Huawei’s NE40E and NE5000E routing platforms which provide native 100 Gbps interfaces directly from the router to enable fully end-to-end 100 Gbps solutions across routing and optical transport layers.”

"Corning is excited to team up with Huawei to demonstrate the commercially available 100G WDM solution,” said Barry Linchuck, Division Vice President and Director, Worldwide Marketing, Optical Fiber. "We will continue our development of long-haul optical fiber products to make them capable for the continuous advancement of customer bandwidth demands. The ultra low-loss optical fibers provided by Corning help operators extend the reach of optical networks without compromising the data rate, allowing considerable savings to be made in the provisioning of amplification in the backbone of the network.”

Please visit the live demonstration at booth #1275 to learn more about Huawei’s 100 Gbps and 40 Gbps coherent technology and Corning’s SMF-28 ULL fiber solutions.

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