Fibernet Signs Contract with Huawei for New 10GB Data and Optical Solutions

Fibernet Group, the network service provider, has signed a new optical and data contract with Huawei Technologies, one of the world’s fastest growing telecommunications network solutions providers. The deal will enable Fibernet to expand on its existing managed DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) and Ethernet services and deliver enhanced Gigabit and 10Gigabit services to enterprises and carriers across the UK.

Fibernet will deploy Huawei’s new NetEngine 40E Routers to support the launch of 10GB Ethernet services and to expand the current backbone already delivered by Huawei in 2004. This includes a new Metro Carrier Ring based on 10GB RPR technology in London, plus a full upgrade of the core national network.

In addition, Huawei has also now supplied and completed the implementation of a new national 1.6 Terabit Optical DWDM network upgrade, enabling Fibernet to offer extremely cost effective 10GB wavelength services to wholesale customers across the UK. Huawei has supplied and brought into service its BWS1600G terminal equipment at key Fibernet PoPs which enables the delivery of optical managed services both quickly and economically.

Nigel Pitcher, Fibernet’s Marketing and Communications Director, explains: “Huawei has been very supportive to Fibernet in both the design and the delivery of our new national network upgrade. The massive scalability provided by the Huawei BWS1600G DWDM platforms now underpins our award winning “Ethersphere” national Ethernet service and we are pleased to be able to pass on the benefits of this upgrade to our customers, both commercially and technically. Fibernet and Huawei both share the same business ethic of providing best in class solutions and it is this common ground that has ensured a flourishing and solid relationship which we look forward to continuing.”

William Xu, President of Huawei Technologies Europe comments: “This latest contract with Fibernet is further evidence of Huawei’s desire and ability to work proactively with carriers in the UK across our entire product portfolio. We are very happy to deepen our relationship with a Carrier that has a proven track record for the delivery of innovative new services to the marketplace”