Huawei Unveils New Solutions to Revamp Asia Pacific Internet Infrastructure for AI and 5G Connectivity


SINGAPORE, 29 March 2019 – Huawei today unveiled a suite of new solutions to help Internet Service Providers (ISPs) revamp Internet infrastructure in Asia Pacific, as the region embarks on a drive towards Artificial Intelligence (AI) deployment and 5G connectivity.

Announced at Huawei ISP Summit Asia Pacific 2019, these solutions will enable traditional ISPs to reshape their legacy Internet infrastructure into a more open, agile and secure model that can handle a cloud-driven economy. These solutions include the industry’s first-ever data center switch with an embedded AI chip, the CloudEngine 16800, FusionServer 2298 V5, all-flash storage OceanStor Dorado 3000, and 600G DCI + OXC.

The suite of new solutions from Huawei comes amidst industry consensus that traditional ISPs in Asia Pacific will find themselves in a fully cloud-driven era by 2020, with accelerating AI innovation and data explosion.

IDC research shows that companies in Asia Pacific have paid more attention on the Return On Investment (ROI) than before. They have further reduced traditional ICT spending and chosen more cloud-based spending on infrastructure, software, and services. According to IDC predictions, by 2020, at least 55 percent of organizations in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) will be digitally determined, transforming markets and re-imagining the future through new business models and digitally enabled products and services. By 2022, the spending of enterprises in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) on managed cloud services will be increased to nearly US$18 billion, driven by the need to optimize ROI, reduce budget, and cope with the scarcity of cloud experts in the region.


Photo: LEE Gan Kai William, Associate Director of Cloud Services, IDC Asia Pacific

However, at present, many ISPs in the region continue to struggle with the demands arising from increased use of applications and services in e-commerce, social networking, gaming, e-payments, and streaming. These pressing business challenges include a dramatic surge in demand for digital resources, low latency in big data transmission, large bandwidths, and need for network traffic optimization.

Themed “Leading New ICT, Accelerating Service Innovation with ISP,” the fourth edition of Huawei’s annual ISP Summit focused on how the ISP industry could transform Asia Pacific Internet infrastructure quickly and efficiently. This would enable the region to implement AI solutions and new technologies more effectively.

At the summit, industry players discussed topics such as Singapore’s leading role in the region as a digital economy player, aspects of the country’s Smart Nation strategy, and the need for continuous infrastructure investment. Bright spots such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia were also highlighted for their huge potential as digital economies, albeit with pressing needs for more backbone network and data centers.

FiberStar, a nationwide infrastructure service provider in Indonesia, and Huawei signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) during the summit. This MOU aims to explore potential collaboration in the areas of fixed networks and data centers. Both parties will collaborate to accelerate the Internet infrastructure transformation in Indonesia. Huawei will contribute as a strong technology partner in network and data center solution design and execution.

Daniel Zhou, President, South Pacific, Huawei Enterprise Business Group said, “The current state and pace of development of Internet infrastructure in Asia Pacific remains uneven, with great variations from country to country. Huawei’s aim is to capitalize on our global expertise and experience to work with the countries that could benefit from support to reshape their Internet infrastructure and networks, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, India, and Thailand. At the same time, we are committed to tailoring solutions for more advanced digital development needs of countries such as Singapore.”

He continued, “Huawei is currently the most-ideal partner in driving ISP transformation within the Asia Pacific region. As a reflection of ISPs’ confidence in our abilities, Huawei’s ISP business revenue in the Southern Pacific Region achieved a 112 percent growth in 2018, and we expect this to grow steadily in 2019. As the application of clouds in the Asia-Pacific Internet industry accelerates, Huawei will continue to provide leading and innovative solutions for ICT infrastructure such as clouds, DCs, and networks, helping customers build an open, flexible, agile, and secure infrastructure platform to accelerate business innovation and remain competitive in the digital age.”


Photo: Daniel Zhou, President, Huawei Southern Pacific Enterprise Business Group

Wing Kin Leung, CTO of Marketing and Solution Sales Department of Huawei Enterprise Business Group commented, “As a provider and innovator of cloud services and infrastructure, Huawei will meet the needs of customers for rapid service rollout, flexible release of resources, big data analytics, ultra-wide DC interconnection, and VR and ultra-HD streaming services, helping ISPs complete rapid transformation. By unified cloud management, Huawei cloud DCs enable application acceleration, agile delivery, and energy efficiency.”


Photo: Wing Kin Leung, CTO, Huawei Enterprise Business Group

Huawei ISP Summit Asia Pacific 2019 in Bali, Indonesia, was attended by more than 150 key industry players and analysts, including Telin (Singapore), IndoKeppel (Indonesia), FiberStar (Indonesia), Tata Communications (India), and UCloud (China). As an annual milestone event, the summit reflects Huawei’s leading position in the ICT industry and the company’s commitment to the “Platform + Ecosystem” strategy for enterprise business. Huawei is dedicated to providing ubiquitous connectivity and pervasive intelligence for ISPs. By integrating the digital platform with new ICT, Huawei has supported customers in successful digital transformation.

Most recently, Huawei has helped Indonesia’s famous ISP Biznet complete digital transformation. Biznet offers Internet services to Internet vendors engaged in online local specialty sales, Internet enterprises engaged in live streaming and HD videos online, and innovative enterprises that invest in local social media or sharing platforms. These companies benefit people in Indonesia, which will finally vigorously advance the development of the digital economy in the Asia Pacific region and greatly extend the scope of the digital world in these countries.

Currently, in over 700 cities around the world, 211 of Fortune Global 500 and 48 of Fortune Global 100 have selected Huawei as their partner for digital transformation. Huawei has provided solutions for more than 1,000 Internet companies and DC service providers in more than 50 countries, helping them cope with the pressure of operational restructuring and infrastructure and complete digital transformation.

At Huawei ISP Summit Asia Pacific 2019, the leading global ICT solutions provider launched four new solutions to help revamp Internet infrastructure in Asia Pacific, in support of the region’s push towards 5G connectivity and increased AI deployment. These comprise the following:

CloudEngine 16800: This is the industry’s first DC switch with an embedded AI chip that uses the innovative iLossless algorithm. The switch implements global network auto-optimization capabilities of millions of flows and application-based queues in various scenarios. This ensures that the intelligent and lossless DC network can achieve the highest throughput while packet loss is prevented. The AI computing power has been increased from 50 percent to 100 percent. It provides the industry’s highest density 48-port 400 GE line card per slot and the industry’s largest 768-port 400 GE switching capacity.

FusionServer 2298 V5: This provides flexible and ultra-large local storage expansion capabilities while delivering excellent computing performance, helping reduce data storage costs. In a 2U chassis space, 2298 V5 supports 2 Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, 12 DDR4 DIMMs, and 24 x 3.5-inch and 4 x 2.5-inch (up to 4 NVMe SSDs) hard drives for local storage. It incorporates patented technologies such as Dynamic Energy Management Technology (DEMT) and Fault Diagnosis & Management (FDM), and it integrates Huawei’s eSight software for entire-lifecycle management, helping customers drive down operating expenses (OPEX) and improve ROI.

OceanStor Dorado3000 V3: This leverages industry-leading FlashLink® technology to ensure stable performance even during peak hours. The intelligent multi-protocol interface chip supports industry-leading 32 Gbit/s FC and 100 GE front-end protocols, while Huawei’s intelligent Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) manages CPUs, memory, and other components in a unified manner to shorten fault recovery time from two hours to 10 minutes. The OceanStor Dorado3000 V3 also adopts industry-leading inline deduplication and compression technologies to cut the costs of energy consumption, cooling, management, and maintenance, reducing overall OPEX by 65 percent.

DCI + OXC: Based on the algorithm accumulation of Huawei-developed optical Digital Signal Processor (oDSP) chips, Huawei combines Channel-Matched Shaping (CMS) and optical-layer AI neuron technologies to build 600G commercial capabilities, realizing the maximum transmission capacity and distance in the real environment and achieving the best transmission performance in the industry. The OXC all-optical switching technology builds a simplified optical layer. The all-optical backplane supports 32-degree wavelength switching and high integration. With the application of One Direction One Unit (1D1U), one board integrates the functions of multiple boards, such as multiplexer/demultiplexer, OA, and optical supervisory boards. This greatly reduces the number of boards required and simplifies internal fiber connections. It enables one-click service provisioning and automatic hitless bandwidth adjustment, making the network more flexible and intelligent to adapt to rapid changes in cloud services.


Photo: Huawei new Product Launch for ISP industry

Huawei also demonstrated new ICT solutions to help ease ISPs into a smoother transition from a current model of data centers, dark fiber, and Internet Access Provider (IAP), to cloud services, cloud connectivity, and Managed Service Provider (MSP).

DC to Cloud Service: Huawei’s cloud DC network features elastic scalability, easy O&M, agile deployment, and an energy-saving technical solution with modular design. In addition, visualized tools for business design help complete business computing, storage, network, and application resource allocation within 10 minutes. The innovative SDN is compatible with traditional network solutions and integrates software and hardware to reduce the configuration workload by 90 percent.

Dark Fiber to Cloud connectivity: Huawei’s solutions include interconnection switching devices designed with innovative SDN architecture and Cloud Fiber. This enables ISPs to implement fast transmission, flexible scheduling, fast migration of data on a Wide Area Network (WAN), and build and support virtual bandwidth operation services.

IAP to MSP: Huawei demonstrates its rich service access capabilities to help IAPs improve competitiveness in bandwidth acceleration, identify new opportunities for MSPs, and develop cloud-based Wi-Fi management solutions for enterprise customers.