Mobily, Huawei Deploy 400G IP Core Network
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- 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), today announced the activation of the industry's first commercial 400 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) IP core network. This brings more diversified and smooth service experience to millions of UMTS, LTE, and FTTH users, and is a further testament to Huawei's leading capability with 400G router line cards and its ability to assist carriers in implementing future-ready networks.
Mobily is the fastest growing mobile communications and Internet technology provider in KSA. The demand for bandwidth coming from Mobily's customers — whether corporate or individual — is growing steadily. The data traffic from wireless broadband network services per day has grown from 163 to 750 terabyte. By the end of 2013, planned expansion of the fiber optics network will take the overall reach to 500,000 residential units. Mobily's new 400G IP core capabilities enable the operator to quickly and easily provide superior customer experience for UMTS/LTE, video, teleconferencing, machine-to-machine (M2M), and cloud computing services.
The network uses 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.