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  • NE40E Routers

    NetEngine 40E
    Universal Service Router

    Features cloud backbone, universal service, and smart engine.


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NetEngine 40E Series Routers

Based on a 2T platform, equipped with NP chipsets, and powered by its Versatile Routing Platform (VRP), the NetEngine 40E series provides the industry’s highest capacity 2T routing line cards. Combining performance with low power consumption, innovative Internet Protocol (IP) hard pipe technology, and quick evolution capabilities, NetEngine 40E routers meet the low latency and high reliability requirements of business-critical services as well as mature Wide Area Network (WAN) Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solutions. They can serve as core nodes on enterprise WANs, access nodes on large-scale enterprise networks, interconnection and aggregation nodes on campus networks, and edge nodes on large-scale Internet Data Center (IDC) networks.

NetEngine 40E is an award-winning series widely adopted by governments and industries, including electric power, transportation, broadcasting and television, and finance.

All-Flash Optimization

Ultra-Broadband 2T Board

Industry-leading boards can evolve to 4T and will provide 400G ports in the near future. High-density, compact ports save space and Huawei’s proprietary Solar chipsets and energy-saving technology deliver large capacity and high performance with low power consumption.

Leading Business Capabilities

SDN Commercialization 

With an SDN architecture, industry-leading Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and native IP network optimization technologies, NetEngine40E eliminates problems such as uneven traffic distribution, low bandwidth utilization, and low network convergence caused by repeated topology computations in the case of faults.

Innovative Pipeline Technology

Innovative IP Hard Pipe

A major Huawei innovation (RFC 7625), IP hard pipe technology uses existing technologies, such as Multiprotocol Label Switching Traffic Engineering (MPLS TE) and Hierarchical Quality Of Service (HQoS), to guarantee the exclusive Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)-like hard pipe use of leased line services through hardware resource reservation, ensuring low latency and high reliability.


Parameters NetEngine40E-X16A NetEngine40E-X8A NetEngine40E-X3A
Switching Capacity  81.92 Tbit/s 51.2 Tbit/s 2.76 Tbit/s
Forwarding Performance 14,464 Mpps 7232 Mpps 1071 Mpps
MPU Slots 2 2 2
SFU Slots 4 4 /
LPU Slots 16 8 3
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1778 mm x 442 mm x 650 mm (40 U) 930 mm x 442 mm x 650 mm (21 U) 264 mm x 442 mm x 664 mm (6 U)
Maximum Power Consumption 9040 W (480G) 4770 W (480G) 600 W (200G)
Weight in Full Configuration 356 kg (480G) 186 kg (480G) 75 kg (200G)

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