Telefonica migrates user traffic over SDN IP+Optical trial network

Huawei today said telecom network operator Telefonica has migrated commercial user traffic over an SDN IP+Optical trial network in Peru.

This is the first SDN IP+Optical trial network with real traffic for the telecom industry. Based on its SDN architecture, Huawei can assist Telefonica to improve operation efficiency and reduce Opex. The field trial enabled Telefonica to verify the commercial ability of Huawei’s SDN solution in WAN/Backbone domain by.

Simplifying the IP+optical network to improve efficiency is the focus of Telefonica strategy. Huawei and Telefonica conducted the prototype testing, FOA verification, and live network testing with actual traffic over the solution.

The process marks a milestone of SDN IP+Optical solution development from scratch to commercial deployment. Telefonica and Huawei will continue to promote the IP+Optical solution in large-scale commercial use.

Pedro Planas, CTO of Telefonica de Peru, said: “With SDN, we can develop innovative services to meet various customer requirements and improve our competitive position in Peru’s telecom market.”

Huawei’s SDN IP+Optical solution is designed to improve operation efficiency and service deployment agility due to features such as cross-layer traffic visualization, fast cross-layer connection establishment, service-driven automatic resource coordination, and cross-layer service protection.

Huawei’s professional services such as the multi-layer planning tool and GNEEC 1:1 image are helping Telefonica plan the network efficiently, ensuring successful deployment of the SDN based network.

Huawei has gained more than 30 SDN commercial projects in scenarios including data center, WAN, government and enterprise private line, and MAN edge.

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