Alternative Spanish operator Jazz Telecom (Jazztel) and Huawei have announced that the former will utilise the Chinese vendor’s NE5000E 400G core router to construct IP backbone networks. With the duo claiming in a press release that they will roll out ‘the first 400G backbone network in Western Europe’, the development will reportedly allow Jazztel to provide a wider range of services for fixed network users. Further, it is said that the NE5000E core router will help the Spanish operator optimise its network architecture and make it more flexible, while also allowing it to reduce the bandwidth cost of each bit and improve user satisfaction. In addition, the core router allows subcards to be removed and reinstalled, supporting flexible combinations of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 40GE, and 10GE boards, boasting a ‘smooth extension’ to Tbps-level capability for each slot.
‘The burgeoning mobile bandwidth services and video services are spurring the growth of backbone network traffic and present an opportunity for the 400G technology in the lab to make its debut on a live network,’ said Gai Gang, president of Huawei Carrier IP Product Line.