Huawei Unveils an Innovative All Optical Switching Network

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, unveiled a ground-breaking All-Optical Switching Network architecture supporting any network topology, at the OFC/NFOEC 2013 event in Anaheim, Calif. All-optical transmission and switching were demonstrated at the event using prototypes based on this new architecture and technology.

All-Optical Switching Network technology offers cost-effective and energy-efficient transport based on all-optical switching, by eliminating the need for Optical-Electrical-Optical (OEO) conversion or electrical switching. Huawei solves the industry-wide challenge of switching multi-dimensional and multi-wavelength optical bursts through use of innovative Optical Time Slot Interchange (OTSI) technology. This enables any-topology, all-optical contention-less networking. Additionally, Huawei demonstrated high-speed, real-time 100 Gbit/s optical burst transceiving  for the first time in the industry. Furthermore, the All-Optical Switching Network architecture is compatible with traditional Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) networks.

Huawei's continuous exploration in the field of all-optical switching has yielded an Optical Burst Transport Network (OBTN) prototype and a Petabit Photonic Cross-Connect (PPXC) prototype showcased at earlier OFC/NFOEC events. This new All-Optical Switching Network architecture makes further advances in any-topology networking and coherent transmission for optical bursts.

Huawei is dedicated to customer-centric innovation and delivering industry-leading transport network solutions, helping operators build future-ready optical networks.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one-third of the world's population. For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/huaweipress and on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/HuaweiPress.

Media Relations Contact:
Jannie Luong, Huawei
(214) 415-0815
jannie.luong@huawei.com

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