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Huawei Unveils Next-Generation Enterprise Backbone Flagship WDM Product OSN 9800 M24

Jun 15, 2018

[Hannover, Germany, June 15, 2018] During the world's largest international consumer electronics and communications expo CEBIT 2018, held in Hannover, Huawei unveiled the next-generation enterprise backbone flagship WDM product, the OSN 9800 M24. Huawei also discussed the development trends and emerging requirements of optical transmission technologies with European and Latin American partners.

Executives from Huawei, Netherlands Tallgrass, and RNP shake hands at the launch of the WDM product OSN 9800 M24, CeBIT 2018

From left to right: Joe Zhou (Vice President of Huawei Transmission Product Line), Renze Koning (Sales Director of Netherlands Tallgrass), and Eduardo Grizendi (CTO of Brazil's academic Internet backbone RNP)

In recent years, with the rapid transformation of enterprise services and ICT convergence, various industries have encountered difficulties with regard to backbone networks. For example, some enterprises have a large number of fiber resources and a robust infrastructure, but service types are limited and network monetization capabilities are insufficient. Other enterprises have high bandwidth leasing requirements, but insufficient network flexibility and increasing bandwidth expansion difficulty.

As the center of network interconnectivity, the backbone transport network is the basis for building a fully connected world. More and more enterprises have been wanting to deploy new big data cloud platforms and develop new business models, especially for B2B services. However, the deployment of traditional WDM backbone networks requires significant investment in equipment and maintenance costs, as well as a large equipment footprint. These challenges make enterprises hesitate to invest in networks.

Aiming to address these challenges, Huawei launched the smart, highly integrated enterprise backbone flagship product OSN 9800 M24, featuring large bandwidth, high integration, flexible boards, low initial investment, and a convenient self-service portal.

At the product launch, Huawei invited partner and customer representatives Renze Koning (Sales Director of Netherlands Tallgrass) and Eduardo Grizendi (CTO of Brazil's academic Internet backbone RNP) to share the trends and requirements of backbone WDM transport technologies in their respective domains.

Renze Koning said: "ISPs are developing rapidly in Europe. With the explosive development of cloud data centers, they have increasingly high bandwidth requirements for backbone transport networks. They need solutions that support the long-term evolution of bandwidth growth and flexible capacity expansion. They also hope that devices in the future can support more open management modes to adapt to cloudified management, and that device management can be automated to reduce operation costs."

"We are very happy to become one of Huawei's partners," Eduardo Grizendi from Brazil's RNP declared. "In the past two years, Huawei 100G WDM backbone OSN 9800 series devices have been deployed to address many challenges and difficulties in long-haul transmission scenarios on Brazil's research network. These devices have built a multi-service, efficient, and congestion-free campus network. Now, the OSN 9800 M24 has inherited the high performance of traditional OSN 9800 series and provides higher flexibility as well as more powerful evolution capabilities. Based on this new product, I am more confident about Huawei's innovative capabilities in the optical transport field, and about our future cooperation."

Joe Zhou, Vice President of Huawei Transmission Product Line, said: "Huawei has long maintained strategic investment in and brought in-depth innovation to the high-speed optical transport field. The OSN 9800 M24 released today is Huawei's flagship product in the enterprise network backbone field. Now, Huawei's 100G/200G/400G solutions have been commercially used in many operator networks and enterprise networks worldwide. Huawei plans to continue providing customers with the most advanced optical transport network solutions, innovating in technologies based on customer requirements, and promoting cloud-based and digital network transformation with industry peers."

Huawei together with its partners and customers is showcasing new digital transformation solutions to orchestrate a digital symphony at CEBIT from June 11–15 in Germany, the home of classical music. It is also hosting activities and sharing best practices around cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, Internet of Things (IoT) and software-defined networking (SDN), all of which play a critical role in today's digital transformation.

Huawei's booth is at Area C01 in Hall 13, Hannover Exhibition Center, Germany.