Wednesday, June 20, 2012

KPN Tests Huawei's 400G on Amsterdam-to-Dusseldorf Route

KPN International has completed a long-haul trial of Huawei's 400G optical transmission technology on its live network. The OTN-based 400G connection spanned 540 km between Amsterdam and Dusseldorf and vice versa, with 300 km of additional fiber in the end terminal station. This span is one of the busiest for KPN.

The 400G trial used KPN International's pan-European WDM backbone network, which was deployed by Huawei in 2008 using NG-WDM products. Huawei upgraded the network coherent 100G in 2011.

"Huawei has always taken a customer-centric approach to our R&D efforts. We are pleased to cooperate with top international carriers like KPN International, because that helps us design products suitable to customer needs and clarify the evolving trend of the next-generation transport network." said Jack Wang, President of the Huawei Transport Network Product Line.

Huawei noted that it has deployed more than 25 commercial and 50 trial 100G networks to date.