Broadnet and Huawei partner on 400G-enabled IP core network deployment

14 May 2014

Norway’s Broadnet has partnered with Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies to launch what is claimed to be the country’s first, and Europe’s biggest, IP core network enabled for commercial use of 400G technology. In announcing the development, Per Morten Torvildsen, Broadnet’s chief technical officer was cited as saying: ‘I am confident that our cooperation with Huawei will be fruitful and profitable. Huawei’s rich experience in the fixed network area, and especially IP, will help us to develop the most ‘future proof’, high-speed and cost efficient network in Norway.’ Meanwhile, Huawei CEO Eric Zhang added: ‘We are pleased to join Broadnet in deploying Europe’s biggest commercial 400G-enabled IP core network. Together, we will promote and popularise 400G technology in the industry. Huawei will work with Broadnet to build a high-quality and high-reliability network and to promote the application of Broadnet’s nationwide fibre network.’

With Huawei having deployed its NE5000E 400G core router as part of the network rollout, it has been claimed that this will enable Broadnet to optimise the network architecture and make it more flexible, reduce the bandwidth cost of each bit, and improve customer satisfaction.