Monday, December 7, 2009

Huawei Partners With Metaswitch For Packet Protocol Software

Huawei Technologies has licensed a broad portfolio of Metaswitch Networks' network protocol software to power its next generation family of packet transport platforms. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Metaswitch is providing Huawei with Metaswitch's unicast and multicast routing, packet MPLS, and VPN / PWE support. Huawei will also take advantage of Metaswitch's integrated control plane components that bond together the protocol stacks to deliver a fully integrated solution.

The deal builds on an original relationship between Huawei and Metaswitch that goes back to 2002, when Metaswitch provided control plane software for Huawei's optical networking platforms. This new agreement significantly expands the relationship to include a much broader set of Metaswitch protocol products to be deployed on a new set of Huawei packet platforms. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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