Huawei said All-Optical Switching Network technology could eliminate the need for Optical-Electrical-Optical (OEO) conversion or electrical switching. Huawei solves the challenge of switching multi-dimensional and multi-wavelength optical bursts through the use of Optical Time Slot Interchange (OTSI) technology. This enables any-topology, all-optical contention-less networking.
Huawei is also demonstrating 100 Gbps optical burst transceiving, an industry first.
Huawei noted that its All-Optical Switching Network architecture is compatible with traditional WDM and Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) networks.