Industry’s largest petabit core router from Huawei

NEW DELHI: China-based network vendor Huawei has unveiled its NetEngine 9000 (NE9000) core router platform at its 2015 Global Analyst Summit held in Shenzhen and the company claims it to be the industry’s largest petabit core router.

The new product supports the industry’s first 2T router line card and leading SDN/NFV technology meets the requirement of the next generation DC-centric network. NE9000 supports the maximum capacity of 8 Tbit/s per slot, the company said in a release.

“The petabit core router has the largest capacity in the industry, meeting operators’ demands of delivering next-generation data center (DC)-centric networks,” it said.

Due to the rapid growth of Ultra High Definition (UHD) videos and migration to cloud services, operators will face new challenges to backbone networks.

The cluster system capacity scales to 8 Pbit/s, resulting in a download speed of 12,000 4K videos per second. The industry’s 2T line card can provide high port density of 100GE with wire speed. It can help operators to simplify the network, reduce the network delay, and bring an inspiring experience to users, the company mentioned in its statement.

“The Huawei NE9000, the industry’s largest petabit core router platform can accelerate the innovation for high-end router technologies and network architecture, meeting operator demands for next generation DC-centric networks. Delivering cloud and video services, Huawei hopes to help operators to provide an intelligent and efficient network, which bring subscribers an inspiring experience.” said Gai Gang, President, Router and Carrier Ethernet Product Line, Huawei.

In addition, the Huawei IP products and solutions ranked the second place in the global market as of Q4, 2014 according to a study by Infonetics. Huawei supplies its IP products and solutions to 45 of the top 50 global operators.

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