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Huawei Focuses on High-Capacity Transport Innovation

Showcasing ULH 100G solutions, next-generation 400G technology, and Petabit/s Photonic Cross-Connect technology at OFC/NFOEC 2012

PR Newswire
Mar 6, 2012

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, is showcasing innovative products and solutions for high-capacity transmission at this year's OFC/NFOEC 2012 from March 6-8 in Los Angeles, Calif. As video content and business services drive bandwidth requirements for operators, Huawei has continued to develop innovative optical network solutions to address exponential traffic growth while minimizing total cost of ownership, energy consumption, and footprint.

Visitors to Huawei's booth #628 will experience the following:

  • 100G Coherent Solutions with Hard-Decision Forward Error Correction (HD-FEC) and improved performance Soft-Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC) for high-capacity, Ultra Long-Haul (ULH) applications;
  • Next-generation 400G technology providing a sneak-peek at what is on the horizon for improving spectral efficiency by unlocking higher bit-rate capacities beyond 100G;
  • Petabit/s Photonic Cross-Connect (PPXC) technology utilizing a scalable, high-capacity switching architecture for management of 100G+ wavelengths at large add/drop sites of the future.

Following its successful ULH transmission of 100G coherent solutions across 3,000km of Corning┬« SMF-28┬« ULL optical fiber (an ultra-low-loss ITU-T G.652-compliant optical fiber) in the fall of 2011, Huawei is demonstrating its second-generation 100G solution, a single wavelength, Optical Interoperability Forum (OIF) compliant technology utilizing SD-FEC which improves 100G system reach up to 30 percent. 

Huawei is also heavily involved in standards efforts and research to unlock the next capacity leap beyond 100G. The company is spotlighting its first-generation 400G technology utilizing Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Polarization Division Multiplexing-16 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (PDM-16QAM), enabling up to 16 Tbps of capacity at 100 GHz spacing or 21 Tbps of fiber capacity by removing guard bands with flex-grid technology. 

As 100G and 400G wavelengths proliferate in the network, new switching architectures will be required to manage increasing bandwidth at nodal sites. An innovative, highly-scalable cluster switching system is being demonstrated using Huawei PPXC technology. This technology leverages Huawei's expertise in Optical Transport Network (OTN) and enables switch scalability to multi-Petabit/s capacity to manage multiple 100G+ wavelengths while providing Gigabit Ethernet (GE) granularity grooming for bandwidth management. 

"Optical technology leadership is a key priority within Huawei's research and development groups," said Reg Wilcox, Vice President of Network Marketing for Huawei USA. "We are positioned well to address the exponential growth of our customer's networks as we move into and beyond the 100G era."

Please visit the live demonstrations taking place at booth #628 to see the latest Huawei products and hear about high capacity optical solutions offered through Huawei technology innovations.

About Huawei

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