Etisalat & Huawei conducted MENA first 400G [Mubasher (Saudi Arabia)]
(Mubasher (Saudi Arabia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Etisalat UAE— a Leading Telecom service provider together with Huawei—a
leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions
provider—have announced the successful trial of a new OSN9800 U16 &
400Goptical transport network technology in UAE which can be used inthe
future to expand Etisalat's network capacity in order to meetthe
increasing bandwidth requirementsfrom local customers.
The latest trial is the first time that the Huawei's flagship OptiX OSN 9800
U16 solution has been tested worldwide and is the first time in MENA
region a commercially available OTN-based 400G line board has been tested.
This 400G link, which was deployed within Etisalat operational fiber network
environment, is over 170km. In addition to opening up more bandwidth for
telecom services, the technology enables operators to more efficiently
carry both fixed and mobile broadband services to their customers, such as
IPTV contentand LTE-Advanced mobile connectivity.
Etisalat has been testing various transport network technologies in recent
years as part of its overall network modernization plan across the UAE.
Over the course of 2014, such efforts have included Etisalat partnering
with Huawei to conduct trials of 5th Generation (5G) mobile broadband
services in the Middle East, as well as an agreement to trial a first of
its kind 40Gbps GPON fiber network that can offer more reliable, faster,
and affordable broadband access to households and businesses.
"The 400G technology of Huawei demonstrates that our existing network asset is
capable of supporting future, next-generation transmission
technology,"Etisalat VPNetwork Development Mr. Esmaeel Alhammadi
said,"Etisalat constantly assesses new technology to expand our
capabilities and to enhance our ability to support traffic growth demand
from our customers. We believe this 400G solution ensures positive
performance in the coming years."
"Enabling a better connected world is a vision that both Huawei and Etisalat
share for our regional customers. By partnering once again with Etisalat
on this latest trial, we have set the stage for developing intelligent
management capabilities that can increase access to the modern information
society," adds Alan Wang, President of Huawei Etisalat Global Key Account.;
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