Huawei Tops Access WDM Competitive Landscape Assessment for 2023

Huawei has emerged as the leader in the Packet-Optical Access competitive landscape assessment for 2023 (Access WDM), according to GlobalData.
Huawei OptiX OSN 1800Huawei OptiX OSN 1800 series secured the top spot, receiving accolades for its architecture, exceptional transmission performance, and well-established commercial applications.

GlobalData’s comprehensive evaluation across ten dimensions, including data features, capacity, transmission performance, physical attributes, and management, among others, positioned Huawei OptiX OSN 1800 as the sole “Leader” in access WDM, earning the highest score in its category.

Emir Halilovic, Principal Analyst at GlobalData, highlighted the strengths of Huawei’s OptiX OSN 1800 V Pro, emphasizing its industry-leading high-speed client port density and switching capacity.

“These features, along with diverse client port types and high transmission capacity, enable carriers to deploy the OptiX OSN 1800 series across various transmission scenarios, including enterprise private lines and mobile transmission,” Emir Halilovic said.

Recently, Huawei’s OptiX OSN 9800 series also secured a “Leader” status in backbone and metro WDM in GlobalData’s assessments. This marks the third consecutive year that Huawei’s WDM products have achieved “Leader” status across access, metro, and backbone WDM scenarios.

OptiX OSN 1800 series is designed for integrated transmission scenarios, including home broadband, mobile bearing, and enterprise private lines at metro ends. Huawei OptiX Alps-WDM solution utilizes highly integrated OptiX OSN 1800 series devices, extending all-optical switching OXC from the core layer to the access layer. This approach establishes a dynamic bandwidth resource pool, enabling carriers to achieve 100G to site and reduce network construction costs by over 30 percent.

Key highlights of the Huawei OptiX OSN 1800 series include its agility, with digital optical labels streamlining parameter carrying, contributing to significant labor cost savings and reduced O&M costs. The evolution is addressed through customized 100G/200G fully-coherent optical modules, optimizing algorithms, silicon photonics ICTR integration, and receiver sensitivity.

The pooling capabilities integrate nine traditional FOADM optical subracks into one ROADM optical subrack, establishing a wavelength resource-sharing pool that saves device footprint and power consumption by more than 80 percent.

Huawei’s innovation continues with the industry’s first all-optical switching element, the MxN WSS, optimizing optical path layout, increasing density, reducing insertion loss, and enhancing grooming capabilities, extending all-optical switching OXC capabilities from the core layer to the aggregation and edge layers.