Huawei announced that its 100G network now spans more than 50,000 kilometers, a distance longer than the circumference of Earth. The achievement is a demonstration of Huawei’s efforts to provide extensive high-speed connectivity to people everywhere, bringing the world into an era of 100G.
Huawei’s 100G networks serve more than 40 carriers in over 30 countries and regions across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. These include the world’s most extensive 100G network for Russia’s largest fixed network carrier, Rostelecom, and the first pan-European 100G WDM network for leading carrier, KPN, in the Netherlands.
According to a recent report from consultancy firm Ovum, Huawei currently leads the global shift towards large-scale 100G deployment with a 39% market share. Accomplished in under two years, this achievement can be attributed to Huawei’s cutting-edge technologies and fully-fledged 100G supply chain.
The primary reason carriers favor Huawei’s 100G solution is the use of industry-leading SD-FEC/HD-FEC 100G and OTN technologies. Huawei commenced research and development of 100G core algorithms and optical modules in 2006. Through constant dedication to innovation, Huawei has managed to surmount complex technical challenges, including bit errors in submarine and aerial fiber transmission, and transient service interruptions caused by equipment deterioration in high temperatures. Huawei is also focused on the OTN field, with its OTN device launched in 2008 featuring a capacity of higher than 6T, remaining the industry’s largest capacity to date.
“To create long-term value for our customers, Huawei is committed to understanding customer needs, delivering technological innovation, and optimizing the industry ecosystem. Huawei’s transport network will continue to surpass customer expectations,” said Jack Wang, President of the Huawei Transport Network Product Line.
To help customers optimize their overall technical architecture and adopt next generation transport networks, Huawei conducted the world’s first pan-European 400G field trial and unveiled a new series of achievements in 2012, including a 10 petabit all-optical switch prototype (PPXC), a flexible-grid WDM prototype with the industry’s highest spectrum efficiency, and a 2T WDM prototype. According to Ovum, Huawei ranks first in all WDM/OTN, 40G, 100G, and global optical network markets, as of Q2 2012.