Huawei to build 40Gbps transport network in China

New network to meet the increasing demand for high-bandwidth broadband

Huawei Technologies has been selected to build telco China Unicom's first 40Gbps optical transport network across five major cities centred around Beijing, according to Huawei.

Huawei is a global provider of next-generation telecommunications network solutions.

The 40Gbps wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transport solution will substantially increase the Chinese telco's network capacity and enable it to meet the increasing demand for high-bandwidth broadband using new multimedia services.

Huawei 's solution is four times faster than most current transport data rates and can achieve ultra-long haul transport without electrical regeneration, the company claims. This reduces investment costs and enables efficient and scalable deployments in countries such as China where dense urban centres are often separated by vast distances.

Increased capacity

"Huawei is delighted to partner with China Unicom for the construction of an ultra-high-speed long-haul transport network that will provide all-IP fixed-mobile convergence services and address the unprecedented demand for real-time communications and streaming video in China," said Christian Chua, president of Huawei's transport network product line. "Huawei's 40Gbps WDM technologies are helping carriers worldwide deploy reliable commercial networks with increased capacity and greater efficiencies," he said.

The system adopts Huawei 's unique C-band extension technology, which increases the fibre transport bandwidth by an extra 20 per cent. It also provides comprehensive encoding technologies and cost-effective services across different application scenarios.

Huawei has also successfully commercialised its 40Gbps WDM products in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific, said the company.

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