Huawei launches world’s first 300mm-depth 20G/40G Metro Services Platform

Huawei, provider of next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, has unveiled the industry’s first 300mm-depth IP platform with 20G/40Gbps capacity.

The CX600-X1 and CX600-X2 (CX600-X1/X2) metro services platform (MSP) enable IP intelligence on metro network edge, drive convergence, improve capability and flexibility for full service deployment and structurally reduce CAPEX and OPEX, all of which help operators to build full service broadband metro area network (MAN).

Rapid growth of broadband services drive today’s metro networks evolving from pipe-type to full service bearing, which necessitates IP intelligence to metro edge. This requires compact, yet powerful, IP equipment that can sit with massive access nodes to compensate for the lack of IP capability of traditional access equipment.

Huawei’s CX600-X1/X2 MSP addresses this issue by having strong IP capability and a compact size (220mm depth), suitable to be hosted in the same 300mm-depth standard cabinet as access nodes such as DSLAM, MSAN, and transmission equipment.

The CX600-X1/X2, together with Huawei’s CX600-X3/X8/X16, enhances IPTime broadband metro solution that ensures fast and flexible full service deployment, providing more abundant and intelligent services for users.

“Service providers worry about space, power, and capacity constraints in all areas of their networks, and especially at the edge in access and aggregation areas,” stated Michael Howard, principal analyst at Infonetics Research. “The 220mm depth of Huawei’s CX600-X1 and -X2 products should be attractive to providers when choosing equipment for their Ethernet business, broadband, and mobile backhaul networks.”

Designed on a hardware-based, non-blocking switching routing platform, the CX600-X1/X2 have significant forwarding capacity of 20G/40G, which can be expanded to 40G/80G in the future. The CX600-X1/X2 have the most comprehensive port types ranging from E1, CPOS, FE, GE, to 10GE, and support rich Layer 2 and Layer 3 features (VLL, VPLS, L3VPN, PWE3, multicast and IPV6) that facilitate flexible service deployment and make the network future-proof. The CX600-X1/X2, by built in support for all scenario clock synchronisation, especially IEEE 1588v2, also help full service operators to efficiently deploy their mobile broadband services.

Said Zha Jun, president of network, Huawei: “By leveraging our experience and expertise in optical transmission, access, and IP, Huawei will continue to provide leading end-to-end networking solutions to carriers around the globe and to achieve mutual success with our customers.”

To date, Huawei has deployed more than 620 metro networks worldwide, serving the world’s top carriers, including Bharti Airtel, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Reliance, SingTel, Telefonica, Telecom Malaysia, and Turk Telecom.