& cplSiteName &

Euronews: Huawei Lands 400G Router Deal

Paul Rainford
11/26/2013
50%
50%

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre to float; Voxsmart's call-recording breakthrough; Mobistar begins 4G services.

  • Jazztel plc , an alternative Spanish fixed-line operator best known for its consumer broadband services, is to deploy Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. routers to construct what the Chinese vendor claims is the first 400G IP backbone in Western Europe. The Huawei NE5000E 400G core router allows subcards to be removed and re-installed, and supports combinations of 100GE, 40GE, and 10GE boards. (See Jazztel Deploys Huawei's 400G Routers, Momentum Builds on 400G Optical, 400 Gig-E and Huawei Router Passes 400G Test.)

  • CityFibre Holdings Ltd., which describes itself as "the UK's largest independent fibre optic infrastructure provider to secondary cities," plans to float on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market, reports the Daily Telegraph. CityFibre is expected to have a market capitalization of £50 million (US$80.8 million), according to the report. (See CityFibre Launches 1Gbit/s Business Broadband.)

  • London-based financial mobile applications specialist Voxsmart has launched a mobile call recording service that, the company believes, is the first to comply with the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) regulations in the UK, as well as the upcoming Dodd-Frank legislation in the US, across all service/applications on any smartphone connected to any network. The company says its system, developed to address the increasing use of IP/unified communications and WiFi connectivity, records and stores all types of financial trading calls and communications, and incorporates analytics tools. (See Voxsmart Meets FCA Rules With Mobile Call Recording Service.)

  • Belgian mobile operator Mobistar SA has switched on 4G services in 30 towns and cities. The company, which is majority-owned by Orange (NYSE: FTE), plans to add at least 40 more urban areas to its 4G roster in 2014. For more details, see this press release.

  • Swisscom AG (NYSE: SCM) is targeting the needs of the country's cadre of jet-setting execs by offering mobile roaming in several parts of the world, the most recent addition being neighboring France. Swisscom's customers who have nipped across the French border can now access the network of Bouygues Telecom . Roaming arrangements with operators in South Korea, Canada, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Japan are already in place. (See Swisscom Offers 4G LTE Roaming in France.)

  • Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) is continuing its foray into the M2M market by partnering with energy provider Ista. Water, heating, and power meter readings remotely collected by Ista will be relayed to the company's servers over Deutsche Telekom's network. More details can be found here. (See DT's Smart City Ambitions.)

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

    (8)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
    Alex_Fduch
    50%
    50%
    Alex_Fduch,
    User Rank: Light Beer
    11/29/2013 | 6:30:44 AM
    Re: Nice marketing start....
    Only small difference:
    NCS6000 is not commercially available yet. And it is just claimed to have 1Tbps per slot capacity.
    It will be available from H1'2014. And then we will see what Cisco actually can ship to customers. :)
    dwx
    50%
    50%
    dwx,
    User Rank: Light Sabre
    11/26/2013 | 7:40:18 PM
    Re: Nice marketing start....
    Good catch, I forgot the ALU XRS breaks things into two slots instead of a single large slot with four sub-slots.  Either way the Huawei is 16x400G (really 480G) and the XRS is 20x400G.   Guess ALU needs to change their material as well now since the NCS6000 is 10x1Tbps... 
    halo.duan
    50%
    50%
    halo.duan,
    User Rank: Light Beer
    11/26/2013 | 7:20:49 PM
    Re: Nice marketing start....
    copied from ALU website

    7950 XRS-20
    The Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS-20 provides 16 Tb/s of routing capacity in a single 19" rack, making it the highest capacity single-chassis core routing platform available.
    With 20 slots each initially capable of
    400 Gb/s of aggregate interface capacity, the system supports 10GE, 40GE, 100GE, and future 400GE interfaces without stranding system bandwidth.
    The 7950 XRS-20 can support up to eighty 100GE ports in a single rack, requiring 80% less space than existing core router alternatives.
    7950 XRS-20 systems can be upgraded to the 7950 XRS-40 to double the routing and interface capacity, and to multi-chassis 7950 XRS configurations in future for further system scaling.

     

     
    dwx
    50%
    50%
    dwx,
    User Rank: Light Sabre
    11/26/2013 | 5:56:14 PM
    Re: Nice marketing start....
    The ALU XRS is 800Gbps half-duplex, or in former Cisco marketing terms 1.6Tbps/slot like you said.  It has the ability to support 8x100GE line-rate ports per slot.   The Cisco NCS is 10x100GE.   So Huawei is actually behind every other major router vendor.  
    halo.duan
    50%
    50%
    halo.duan,
    User Rank: Light Beer
    11/26/2013 | 5:25:16 PM
    Re: Nice marketing start....
    Huawei 400G means  it support 4  100G ports or 40  10G ports . for some company's math , it's 800G.
    dwx
    50%
    50%
    dwx,
    User Rank: Light Sabre
    11/26/2013 | 3:26:30 PM
    Re: Nice marketing start....
    The router just has 400G/slot, it doesn't support 400G interfaces. The highest speed interface it supports is 100G. It is just poor marketing from Huawei. The PTX from Juniper is 480G/slot and has been out for two years now as has the XRS from ALU which is now 800G/slot.
    DOShea
    50%
    50%
    DOShea,
    User Rank: Blogger
    11/26/2013 | 11:27:55 AM
    Re: Nice marketing start....
    Also puts some good pressure on other vendors to try to close their own 400G Tier 1 deals, or at least move things out of trial and lab phases.
    Ray@LR
    50%
    50%
    Ray@LR,
    User Rank: Blogger
    11/26/2013 | 10:08:09 AM
    Nice marketing start....
    For Huawei this is a neat reference - people will really take notice when a Tier 1 is involved.
    Educational Resources
    sponsor supplied content
    Educational Resources Archive
    From The Founder
    The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
    Flash Poll
    Live Streaming Video
    Charting the CSP’s Future
    Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it’s going from two industry veterans.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Cisco's Innovations in Cable

    5|26|16   |   03:18   |   (0) comments


    Marc Aldrich from Cisco discusses the latest in security, the evolution and momentum for CCAP and what the industry will be seeing next from Cisco.
    LRTV Documentaries
    Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

    5|25|16   |   02:26   |   (1) comment


    Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
    LRTV Documentaries
    Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

    5|23|16   |   05:43   |   (0) comments


    Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
    LRTV Custom TV
    ZTE TM Forum Highlights

    5|23|16   |     |   (0) comments


    ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
    LRTV Interviews
    Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

    5|20|16   |     |   (0) comments


    Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
    LRTV Custom TV
    The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

    5|20|16   |     |   (0) comments


    In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for us the five essential capabilities for successful Digital Customer Engagement. Don’t miss!
    LRTV Custom TV
    NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

    5|19|16   |   05:57   |   (0) comments


    Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
    LRTV Custom TV
    Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

    5|19|16   |     |   (0) comments


    Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
    LRTV Interviews
    Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

    5|17|16   |   04:12   |   (1) comment


    Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
    LRTV Custom TV
    ARM's OPNFV Action

    5|17|16   |     |   (0) comments


    At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
    LRTV Custom TV
    Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

    5|16|16   |     |   (0) comments


    Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
    LRTV Interviews
    Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

    5|13|16   |   06:46   |   (1) comment


    Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
    Upcoming Live Events
    September 13-14, 2016, The Curtis Hotel, Denver, CO
    December 6-8, 2016,
    June 16-18, 2017, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
    All Upcoming Live Events
    Infographics
    A new survey conducted by Heavy Reading and TM Forum shows that CSPs around the world see the move to digital operations as a necessary part of their overall virtualization strategies.
    Hot Topics
    DT: Telcos Must Escape Vendor Prison
    Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/24/2016
    AT&T to Start 5G 'Friendly' Trial by 2016 End
    Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/24/2016
    Cisco's Patel Hails 'Microculture' Successes
    Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/26/2016
    Cable Is Eyeing Its Retail Options
    Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/25/2016
    AT&T's Margaret Chiosi Retires
    Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/25/2016
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed
    BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
    In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
    Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.
    Animals with Phones
    Live Digital Audio

    Our world has evolved through innovation from the Industrial Revolution of the 1740s to the information age, and it is now entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by technology. Technology is driving a paradigm shift in the way digital solutions deliver a connected world, changing the way we live, communicate and provide solutions. It can have a powerful impact on how we tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. In this radio show, Caroline Dowling, President of Communications Infrastructure & Enterprise Computing at Flex, will join Women in Comms Director Sarah Thomas to discuss the impact technology has on society and how it can be a game-changer across the globe; improving lives and creating a smarter world. Dowling, a Cork, Ireland, native and graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program, will also discuss her experience managing an international team focused on innovation in an age of high-speed change.