Huawei Marine, Huawei’s global submarine cable network provider, recently showcased its Super 100G solution at WDM amp Next Generation Optical Networking Africa in Capetown.
The Super 100G solution includes high-integrated 100G, metro 100G and submarine 100G capabilities, and it will provide the best cost efficient super 100G solution for operators, enriching communications for Africa.
Huawei has been dedicated to provide the best telecom networks for Africa for more than 15 years. In August 2014, Huawei and MTN, Africa’s largest telecommunications operator, successfully conducted a live trial showcasing the Transport Software-Defined Networking (T-SDN) and 2.4Tbits wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) systems. This innovated project was awarded Best Cost Efficiency Solution’s for Africa” at AfricaCom, the largest technology event in Africa in November 2014.
100G technology is now mature and the cost per bit per kilometre is even more competitive compared to 10G and 40G, 100G is the standard wavelength deployed in nearly all greenfield backbone projects. Currently more than ten operators from East amp Southern Africa have deployed 100G DWDM networks, covering the entire South Africa region, Angola and Kenya, and more are planned for 2015.
Huawei Marine also demonstrated their 2nd generation repeater, RPT 1660 R2 and Branching Unit, BU 1650 R2 for subsea turnkey global telecommunication networks through a comprehensive product design, life testing and validation process. Both products feature an industry leading small form factor lightweight titanium mechanical envelope. RPT 1660 R2’s slim-line compact housing greatly reduces operational cost associated with repeater integration amp loading and offers improved plough burial performance. In short, end users gain access to some unique benefits and therefore can leverage whole life cycle cost savings associated with turnkey solutions, with this innovative product set.
The development of 100G solutions, Subsea Repeaters and Branching Units, builds on the previous technological successes and demonstrate the innovative capabilities of Huawei and Huawei Marine. Their solutions enhance communications for Africa and provide reliable, high-capacity connectivity to businesses and the public. The solutions will also significantly enhance the development of e-government, e-education amp e-health programs and vigorously boost the economic and commercial development of Africa.
WDM amp Next Generation Optical Networking Africa is the newest addition to the highly successful WDM World Series. Showcasing the rapid growth in the optical market in Africa, the conference will bring together insights and experience of operators and vendors assessing the massive technical challenges the industry faces to deliver high speeds, and ensure that networks are fast enough to handle the current and anticipated traffic demands.
Source : CIO East Africa