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Huawei unveils the world's tiniest Atom Router, lighting up the future of IP networks

[Barcelona, Spain, February 25, 2014] Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2014 (MWC 2014) the world's tiniest carrier-grade router — Atom Router. The finger-sized router allows visualized IP network O&M(Operation and Maintenance), real-time measurement of per-user and per-service performance, and delivery of more value-added services. The router can easily be deployed on any network nodes without the need for network reconstruction. This innovative router, targeted at increasing customer value, demonstrates Huawei's competitiveness in the IP field.

Fixed mobile convergence (FMC) and the rapid development of data centers (DCs) are posing higher requirements on IP bearer networks. Specifically, operators want to smoothly evolve traditional dumb pipes to smarter ones that sense service quality and support quick service innovation.

Huawei Atom Router is set to meet these needs. The highly-integrated router runs the advanced software platform, employs photoelectric and NP chip technologies, and adopts industry-leading processing techniques. The Atom Router works immediately after being plugged into a service port of a device on an existing network, such as a base station, router, or switch, without the need for extra power supply or site resources, enabling cost-effective deployment.

Huawei Atom Router

The Atom Router delivers smarter pipes that facilitate network O&M and service innovation. The router simplifies O&M of IP networks, whose service performance used to be invisible to operators. By providing visible service performance, real-time service level agreement (SLA) measuring and accurate SLA reporting, and quick fault location capabilities, the router enables convenient, service-aware network O&M.

The router also allows smooth network evolution, such as an upgrade from GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications)/UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) to LTE (Long Term Evolution)/LTE-A (LTE-Advanced) backhaul networks, from IPv4 to IPv6 networks, and from traditional DCs to future-ready DCs. In addition, SDN(Software Defined Network)-enabled Atom Routers allows operators to develop and provision service applications as required, powering on-demand network evolution.

"The industry's first Atom Router from Huawei is developed based on customer needs and network evolution trends. The router can turn traditional dumb pipes that are difficult to manage or meter into smart pipes that are open, elastic, and service-aware, adding substantial value to traditional networks," said Gai Gang, President of Huawei's Carrier IP product line.

As a leader in global IP field, Huawei carrier IP products and solutions are serving many of the world's top operators. According to Infonetics and Ovum, Huawei was leading the growth in the global IP market as of Q3 2013.

MWC 2014 will be held in Barcelona from February 24 to 27. Huawei will showcase its latest products and solutions at Fira Gran Via Hall 1 and Hall 3. For more information, please visit http://www.huawei.com/mwc2014/.