Huawei supplies NE5000E 400G core routers to Russian telecoms MegaFon

Telecom equipment vendor Huawei has supplied NE5000E 400G core routers to Russian mobile service provider MegaFon to build the first LTE-based 400G IP backbone network in Europe.

Huawei says NE5000E 400G core router, the only one 400G core router for commercial use in the industry, supports flexible capacity configurations by changing subboards to implement networking among 100GE, 40GE, and 10GE.

In addition, it has the capability to expand slot capacity to the T level to meet service requirements in future 5 to 10 years from carriers. In addition, power consumption of the 400G platform is within 1 W/G, keeping energy and investment costs low.

Gai Gang, president of Huawei’s Carrier IP Product Line said Huawei’s IP core equipment has won the recognition of MegaFon based on its stable running capability. Its current cooperation starts the 400G era for European Internet.

Huawei’s 400G core routers have been commercially used in True, DTAC, and Mobily, promoting 400G development of IP backbone networks. According to Ovum data, Huawei was leading the growth in the global IP market in Q2 of 2013.

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