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MWC2024 | Huawei Launches Net5.5G Converged WAN Solution to Help Build High-Quality IP Networks and Drive Intelligent Transformation of Industries


[Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2024] At MWC Barcelona 2024, Huawei launched the Net5.5G converged WAN solution to accelerate the intelligent transformation of industries and lay a solid foundation for intelligent and converged IP metro networks. This solution helps build secure WANs featuring a simplified architecture, differentiated experience assurance, and visualized and intelligent O&M.

Leon Wang, President of Huawei's Data Communication Product Line, delivers a speech.

Leon Wang, President of Huawei's Data Communication Product Line, delivers a speech.

According to third-party forecasts, 87% of enterprises will choose to migrate their services to the cloud by 2026. As customers migrate more and more of their mission-critical services to the cloud, networks must provide higher-quality transmission to ensure service experience and data security and reliability. But in striving to achieve this, traditional enterprise WANs face many challenges.

At the congress, Leon Wang, President of Huawei's Data Communication Product Line, highlighted the need to accelerate intelligent transformation of industries and build a solid foundation for intelligent and converged IP networks. This will be made possible, he said, by Huawei focusing on actual service needs such as intensive network construction, data sharing, and key service assurance for video conferencing.

In terms of product upgrade, the brand-new NetEngine 8000 series products support larger capacity, higher density, and more service capabilities.

• The NetEngine 8000 F8 (6.4 Tbps), a core node, is upgraded to support as many as 16*400GE/64*100GE interfaces, flexibly adapting to various service scenarios.

• The NetEngine 8000 M14, a high-density and large-capacity (3.6 Tbps) aggregation node, is also upgraded. Compact at only 5U high, this green router features low power consumption and saves equipment room space. Huawei also launched a new aggregation router — the NetEngine 8000E F2C. At 2U high, this high-density and large-capacity fixed-configuration router provides a switching capacity of up to 7.2 Tbps and supports as many as 16*400GE/72*100GE interfaces.

• The NetEngine A800 E series, comprised of slicing-capable access routers, is also upgraded. It now provides industry-unique 10GE FlexE slices and supports dynamic loading of SRv6/MPLS/SR MPLS network modes and large-scale networking of thousands of branches. Huawei also launched the industry's first all-scenario high-performance WAN wireless backhaul unit — RU-201. This unit is applicable to fast service provisioning in remote areas without optical fibers.

WAN router portfolios

WAN router portfolios

In 2024, Huawei will help customers build high-quality IP networks through three upgraded capabilities to ensure service experience and data security and reliability.

First, fast and secure network coverage is provided at the network layer. Huawei is the only vendor in the industry to support end-to-end IPsec and SRv6 capabilities. It helps customers achieve fast network access and end-to-end secure encryption, allowing links to be provisioned within minutes.

Second, slice solutions are upgraded at the transport layer. Huawei's unique slice ID-based slicing solution allows slices to be deployed based on user IDs, enabling planning-free deployment and service adjustment within minutes.

Finally, at the management layer, Huawei's Network Digital Map 2.0 supports application-level service visualization and optimization, accurately restores customers' service paths, and automatically locates congestion or failure points and performs network optimization based on applications.

Burrai Riccardo, CTO at Sirius Technology SRL

Burrai Riccardo, CTO at Sirius Technology SRL

To meet intelligent transformation requirements, Sirius Italy has enlisted Huawei's help in building an industry-leading SRv6 network in order to effectively cope with future challenges. One-click service provisioning shortens the configuration time from hours to minutes, ensuring network stability and reliability. And future-oriented sustainable evolution is made possible thanks to Huawei's routers supporting 400GE interfaces.

Huawei's Net5.5G converged WAN solution continuously empowers enterprises with cloud computing power and applications. In the future, Huawei will continue to enhance its enterprise routers with intelligent network technologies, expand service scenarios, and improve competitiveness, helping build intelligent and converged networks.