Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and Mobily, a leading mobile broadband service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), have announced the activation of the world’s first commercial 400 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) IP core network, bringing a more diversified and efficient service experience to millions of telecom customers.
As the fastest growing mobile communications and Internet technology provider in KSA, Mobily’s new 400G capabilities enable the operator to quickly and easily provide a superior customer experience for video, teleconferencing, machine-to-machine (M2M), and cloud computing services.
According to data from Ovum, Huawei had the highest growth rate in the global telecom IP market in Q1 2013. That momentum has been further reflected as Huawei announced just last month a 10.8% increase in revenues during the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. The company’s growth has in part been fuelled by a solid 18% increase in Middle East revenues recorded last year.
“We aim to bring leading-edge technology and infrastructure offerings to our customers,” said Mr. Nasser Al Nasser, Chief Operation Officer, Mobily. “The 400G IP Core keeps pace with Mobily's service development largely because of sufficient performance and scalability, and ensures positive performance in the coming years.”
“Rapid development of mobile broadband and video services will generate tremendous traffic growth for backbone networks. Now is the time to apply 400G technology. Huawei is leading the development in 400G technology and fully understands carriers’ network reconstruction requirements. Huawei can and will systematically improve network performance, expand bandwidth capacity, and eliminate bottlenecks to help carriers build future-ready backbone networks,” said Zha Jun, president of Huawei Fixed Network Business Unit.
Huawei NE5000E core router
The latest Mobily network uses a Huawei NE5000E core router. As the world's first commercially available 400G core router, the NE5000E supports flexible networking of 100GE ports, 40GE ports, and 10GE ports to provide an ulta-large capacity of 400 Gb/s per line card, and can be smoothly evolved to provide a Terabit-level capacity for the backbone network. In addition, power consumption of the 400G line card is within 1 W/G, keeping energy and investment costs low.