Saudi Telecom selects Huawei for metro WDM products

Telecom Lead Middle East: Saudi Telecom (STC) has
selected Huawei’s metro WDM products, with PID (Photonic Integrated Device)
technology for its metro WDM networks in Saudi Arabia.

STC will be the first operator in the Middle East to use
PID technology.

PID technology simplifies the WDM architecture by
integrating multiple key photonic components of the WDM system, such as lasers,
modulators, detectors, multiplexers and demultiplexers, into a 5cm PID chip.

PID-enabled WDM network can save up to 50 percent of
space and power and 90 percent of the fiber connection. Due to its simple
design and structure, PID technology makes it easier to deploy and maintain
next-generation metro WDM networks.

STC has developed IPTV and mobile broadband services in
recent years, rapidly expanding the growth of metro network services in Saudi
Arabia. Against this backdrop, STC is now facing an urgent demand to construct
ultra bandwidth metro networks.

“The PID technology helps us construct advanced
metro WDM networks, provide multi-granularity services quickly and easily, and
serve our customers more agilely,” said Eng. Khaled I. Al-Dharrab,
Transport Network Director of STC.

Huawei applied its PID technology around the world,
including in Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Commonwealth
of the Independent States.

Moreover, Huawei provides transport network products,
such as WDM/OTN/ MS-OTN, MSTP/Hybrid MSTP, microwave products, and end-to-end
network solutions. According to consultancy firm Ovum, Huawei ranked No. 1 in
the global optical network market and the WDM/OTN market in Q4 2011.

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