Huawei 400G Router and OTN achieves MEF 100G CE 2.0 certifications

Nov 30, 2015, 11:27 ET from Huawei

DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With standards-based Carrier Ethernet 2.0-based networks getting increasingly faster, the MEF today announced that Huawei's 400G router and OTN equipment has achieved 100G CE 2.0 certification – supporting the future of high-speed interconnects in the Internet and in the Cloud.

MEF, the defining body for Carrier Ethernet, is a global industry alliance comprising of more than 220 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations.

With the aim of accelerating the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services, the MEF announced in May a Carrier Ethernet Equipment Certification Program for 100G to support the deployment of CE 2.0 services with unprecedented speeds. Previously, the upper limit for MEF CE 2.0 certifications was 10Gbps. For MEF, this announcement is an historic step, as it is 10 times the previous certification requirements of demanding certification. It is also a major challenge for MEF and participating vendors.

The Huawei 400G router and OTN equipment under went many years of technical development, hundreds of hours of rigorous testing to ultimately achieve the successful completion of the entire certification process. Huawei performed especially well in the short packet forwarding performance test, which included 36 hours of long time reliability testing.

Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer of the MEF, said: "Global network customers expect dynamic Third Network connectivity services delivered over more automated, interconnected networks and 100G is key to unlocking those services. The 100G CE 2.0 certification is a rigorous testing process for equipment vendors, and Huawei's achievement demonstrates its ability to deliver higher bandwidth and network capacity to meet the growing demand for dynamic services."

As a leader in global communications technology, driven by customer-centric innovation, Huawei continues to lead the industry. Huawei's 400G router solutions have been used commercially in more than 200 sites around the world and 400G OTN solutions have been successfully implemented with Telefonica, Vodafone D2, BT Ireland, Columbia AM, the United Arab Emirates DU and other world's top operators. Looking ahead, Huawei remains committed to open innovation and cooperation, which creates greater customer value, advancing the ICT industry, and ultimately contributing to the building of a better connected world.

About the MEF

The MEF is the driving force behind the $80 billion global market for Carrier Ethernet services and technologies and the defining body for LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) standards that underpin emerging Third Network services with CE 2.0, SDN, and NFV. An industry alliance consisting of nearly 220 member organizations based in 43 countries, the MEF operates through a powerful collaborative framework of service providers, network solutions suppliers, and other stakeholders to achieve CE 2.0 and LSO development and globalization objectives.

MEF's flagship work is CE 2.0, including specifications, operational frameworks, and certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals. Visit www.mef.net for more details on these programs.

Building on fourteen years of success with Carrier Ethernet, the MEF is now focused on development of LSO with APIs to enable paradigm-shifting agile, assured, and orchestrated services over more efficient, automated networks. The MEF's vision for the transformation of network connectivity services and the networks used to deliver them is referred to as the "Third Network," which combines the on-demand agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security assurances of CE 2.0. For information on the Third Network and LSO download the MEF's Third Network Vision & Strategy White Paper and Third Network Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Vision White Paper.

About Huawei 

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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