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Huawei Launches Industry’s First ICT Converged Agile Gateway to Support Value-Added Branch Services

Dec 23, 2014

[Beijing, China, December 23, 2014] Huawei today launched the Huawei AR3670, the industry’s first ICT converged agile gateway. It is designed to help enterprises reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of branch networks, achieve rapid service deployment, simplify network Operations and Maintenance (O&M), improve capabilities to launch value-added services, and address challenges presented by new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services.

 Huawei AR3670 Agile Gateway for enterprises

With the development of globalization and the emergence and prevalence of technologies such as the mobile Internet, cloud computing, and Big Data, enterprises need to manage an increasing number of branches around the world and transform to address evolving business needs. The traditional approach of adding hardware to existing systems for additional ICT capabilities can no longer meet the growing service demands of branch offices. To address this challenge, Huawei has developed and launched the Huawei AR3670 Agile Gateway to help enterprises integrate ICT resources through the adoption of Intel’s x86 architecture design and best-in-class virtualization technology. As one of Huawei’s key agile branch solution products, the AR3670 Agile Gateway delivers the following technological innovations:

  • In the industry, the AR3670 is the first product of its kind that uses leading virtualization technology to integrate Information Technology (IT) and Communication Technology (CT) resources for gateways. A single AR3670 device is equivalent to a whole branch ICT system, which substantially reduces enterprise device purchasing requirements and O&M costs.
  • It is the first agile gateway in the industry to implement unified control and O&M of IT and CT devices through Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based architecture. Applications can be remotely and automatically deployed and upgraded through a unified management platform to accelerate service launch and streamline network O&M at branch offices.  
  • It is the industry’s first open gateway to support integration and compatibility across devices, networks, and applications, and can be rapidly integrated with third-party systems to build an end-to-end solution that creates added value for enterprises.

“ICT convergence is reaching new heights. This fusion of IT and CT has resulted in architectural innovation and is no longer just a combination of different products with feature-rich functionalities. It is virtualization and SDN-based product innovation developed to address customer requirements,” said Mr. Li Xianyin, General Manager, Enterprise Gateway Domain, Switch and Enterprise Communications Product Line, Huawei. “Huawei’s AR3670 Agile Gateway is a pioneering technology in the ICT convergence space. It is the first of Huawei’s Agile Gateway product series dedicated to helping enterprises address the challenges of evolving branch services through the adoption of innovative and cutting-edge technologies.”