Huawei has launched the NE40E-F1A router. With the help of its modular design, flexible programming and plug-and-play capability, the router could assist operators in developing scalable, flexible and highly automated telecom networks to rapidly build and invent new telco cloud services. The NE40E-F1A is based on a direct current (DC)-centric fabric architecture with which the CloudMetro decouples the service layer from the transport layer, which can enable on-demand expansion for networks and provide a large capacity and non-blocking platform. Additionally, NE40E-F1A can provide a capacity of 2 Tbps and abundant 100GE/40GE/25GE/10GE high density interfaces to meet a wide range of access requirements in different scenarios. This router uses a compact design of 1U high and 600 mm depth, so it can be deployed in the same cabinet with DC servers to achieve fast modular networking. The NE40E-F1A supports unified SRv6 and EVPN, thereby reducing the number of protocols from 10 to 2 and to simplify the complexity of operations and management (O&M). It also provides carrier-class high reliability for network services through 50ms end-to-end service switching. With SRv6, service paths are programmable according to different applications. Therefore, telco cloud services can be flexibly accessed to provide differentiated services and accelerate operators’ service innovation. The NE40E-F1A comes with Huawei’s NCE (Network Cloud Engine) with which it can implement plug-and-play and batch deployment without any configuration.

Huawei has also released a 600G optical network solution, which is based on its latest OptiXtreme oDSP chips. This solution provides an adjustable single-wavelength rate of up to 600G and single-fibre capacity of 40T. In order to address the increasing bandwidth needs, Huawei’s 600G optical network solution provides ultra-high speed transmission networks that minimise TCO and per-bit transmission cost. Further, the solution uses Huawei’s OptiXtreme oDSP chips and features an industry-leading spectral efficiency of 8 bit per second per Hz, 50 per cent higher than the current single-wavelength 400G technology. This solution introduces the following improvements over the previous generation of high speed transmission:

  • Higher single-wavelength rates: The single-wavelength rate is adjustable from 100G up to 600G, reaching the highest spectral efficiency in the industry. This variety of rates facilitates adaptation to all scenarios.
  • Increased transmission distance and transmission rate: The solution’s new channel-matched shaping (CMS) technology enables the transmission system to automatically match live network channel environment and compensate for real channel impairments. This achieves optimal transmission performance, while increasing the single-wavelength rate and reducing per-bit cost.
  • An AI neuron module: The AI neuron module performs auto­nomous optimisation and active protection for optical networks, as well as provides early warnings.