Showing posts with label Huawei. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Huawei. Show all posts

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Huawei and Riverbed team on NAS + WAN optimization

Huawei and Riverbed Technology announced a joint solution that integrates Riverbed SteelHead WAN optimization with Huawei's network attached storage (NAS) data migration technology. The collaboration expands on partnership agreement signed between the two parties in 2017.

The companies said their joint solution improves the process of migrating data from one NAS system to another over long distances and within tight timeframes, where the latency of the link can lead to accidental packet loss and degraded migration speeds. The solution is engineered for seamless network integration into remote sites, data centers, and private and public clouds.

"As digitization drives transformation across all industries, data has become the lifeblood of every business,” said Bjorn Engelhardt, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan at Riverbed Technology. “We are pleased to partner with Huawei on yet another solution to benefit our mutual customers, in an area dedicated to ensuring the integrity of that data, all while improving business continuity, user experience and reducing costs.”

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Huawei releases flagship 128-port 100GE data center switch

Huawei introduced a CloudEngine series data center switch providing 128 x 100GE ports and featuring a maximum switching and forwarding capability of 25.6 Tbps. Huawei said the new 4U high CE9860X switch will support future 400GE ports.

Two of these CE9860X switches, along with Huawei's 25GE/10GE CE6800 series switches, can be used for spine-leaf network for data centers with fewer than 3000 servers.

Leon Wang, General Manager of Huawei Data Center Network Domain, said “The CE9860X is a new flagship member in the Huawei CloudEngine series data center switch family. CloudEngine series switches have been released for nearly six years and have become one of the products of choice for global enterprises to build cloud data center networks. We believe that the CE9860X will bring belief to many small and medium-sized enterprises and become the best model for them to build cloud data center networks.”

https://e.huawei.com/en/news/global/2018/HC2018/201810090849?source=corp_comm

Huawei previews Intent-Driven CloudCampus

Huawei announced its next-generation Intent-Driven CloudCampus solution featuring SmartRadio WLAN performance optimization, AI-powered intelligent O&M engine CampusInsight, and AI-powered proactive security protection of campus networks.

"We believe that future campus networks will quickly have three distinct characteristics: ubiquitous wireless, intelligent operation and management, and cloud-based management," said Zhao Zhipeng, General Manager of Huawei's Campus Network Domain. "To support digital applications, future campus networks will become more intelligent than ever. To bring the future to today, Huawei's latest Intent-Driven CloudCampus Solution uses big data, AI, and SmartRadio WLAN performance optimization technologies to help enterprise users build high-quality networks featuring always-on business, assured user experience, and simplified O&M."

Highlights include:

  • WLAN APs (802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11ax) will support SmartRadio technology with intelligent Dynamic Frequency Assignment (DFA), intelligent roaming and load balancing, intelligent Enhanced Distributed Channel Access (EDCA), and other algorithms for optimization. The WLAN optimization typically improves the capacity of the entire network by more than 30 percent and greatly enhances the audio and video experience of each user.
  • AI-powered intelligent O&M engine CampusInsight, which provides root-cause analysis of wired and wireless network faults. CampusInsight also uses SmartPersona technology to proactively predict the root cause of poor-quality users and proactively implement optimizations, accelerating network fault remediation from hours to minutes.
  • Encrypted Communication Analytics (ECA) for AI-powered unknown threat and encrypted traffic detection and defense. This system uses the security probes of switches to capture the features of encrypted traffic. By using cloud-based AI models trained on massive amounts of malicious encrypted traffic, Huawei's CIS identifies malicious encrypted traffic with a detection rate of more than 99 percent and a false reporting rate of less than 0.01 percent. The threat disposal time is shortened from days to minutes.

Huawei will also release a series of new IDN-ready campus switches that can significantly increase terminal access capacity and support the advanced features of Intent-Driven CloudCampus through software upgrades.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Guo Ping takes his turn as chair of Huawei

Mr. Guo Ping has taken over the position of Rotating and Acting Chairman of Huawei. He will serve from October 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 as the company's top leader, and head the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.

Guo has worked at Huawei since 1988 and has served as R&D Project Manager, General Manager of Supply Chain, Director of Huawei Executive Office, Chief Legal Officer, President of the Business Process & IT Mgmt Dept, President of the Corporate Development Dept, Chairman and President of Huawei Device, Rotating CEO of Huawei, and Chairman of the FC.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

ECOC 2018: Source Photonics and Huawei showcase PAM4-based transceivers

At ECOC 2018, Source Photonics is partnering with Huawei in showcasing 50G and 400G optical transceivers based on PAM4 technology.

The companies are participating in the Ethernet Alliance Interoperability Demonstration, which consists of multiple 400G and 50G links among participating network and test equipment manufacturers including Huawei.

Source Photonics said it is working with Huawei in providing operators an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient technology. The companies took the initiative this year in driving the development of optical modules based on 50G PAM4 technology. The PAM4 technology coupled with faster Baud Rates and higher density transceiver types are enabling 400G which is known to be key in migrating to higher speed networks.

“We took the lead worldwide when we successfully demonstrated interoperability of the first 400G QSFP-DD LR8 and 400G CFP8 LR8 transceivers at OFC 2018 in March. Source Photonics continues to take initiative as it collaborates with Huawei in developing IEEE optical standards for 50G PAM4 technology,” said Andy Xiao, PLM.

Source Photonics’ 400G CFP8 supports the IEEE 400GBASE-LR8 optical standard and 400GAUI-16 electrical interface. The module operates from 0°C to 70°C and complies with the CFP8 MSA and allows connections of up to 10km. The 50G LR QSFP28 uses a DML laser with mature TO package as a cost-effective solution for network migration.  This product will be available for purchase this month and will also be key in enabling 5G commercialization and other services requiring higher network bandwidth.

Source Photonics -- booth #416
Ethernet Alliance -- booth #618

Monday, September 3, 2018

Vodafone tests Huawei's cloud-based Broadband Network Gateway

Vodafone recently completed the second phase test of Huawei's cloud-based Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) solution in a fixed broadband scenario.

The phase I testing was performed in December 2017 and focused on 52 functional tests of the solution, while the phase II testing, completed in May 2018, focused on the Vodafone Portugal service architecture including internet access and VPN services. Both phase I and II have been completed successfully.

Phase II testing covered access, authentication and accounting for home broadband users in various scenarios. It also included performance, reliability and security testing of cloud-based BNG systems. Vodafone and Huawei verified functionality of the cloud-based BNG solution using virtual network functions (VNFs) as the control plane and also using physical network functions (PNFs) as the user plane.

Huawei says its BNG solution features a Control & User Plane Separation (CUPS) architecture, which decouples the control and user planes of traditional BNG architectures. The control plane integrates the user management functions of multiple BNGs and shifts their resources to the cloud. In addition to automated service provisioning and network O&M, the solution deployment in the cloud also enables global resource sharing, elastic capacity scaling, flexible architecture adjustment and network capability exposure.

Jeffrey Gao, President of Huawei's Router & Carrier Ethernet Product line, stated: "Cloud-based BNG is an innovative implementation of Huawei's Intent-Driven Network in the context of network service cloudification. The Intent-Driven Network decouples traditional networks into an elastic, reliable bearer layer and an agile service layer. This creates a simple architecture enabling the rapid and flexible adjustment of resources. This solution helps operators improve the efficiency of their network operations, reduce O&M costs and smoothly evolve network services to the cloud."

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Huawei intros Universal Transport for electrical grids

Huawei announced the commercial release of its next-generation Universal Transport Solution for smart grids.

Huawei said traditional low-speed connectivity services for the power grid, such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and relay protection, will continue to exist for a long time, providing high levels of security. However, the rapid expansion of the global power grid is driving a spike in the construction of power transmission and transformation networks that have greater requirements for more types of service and higher bandwidth.

Electric power companies also have the possibility to launch connectivity services based on their investment in network resources.

The Huawei Next-Generation Universal Transport Solution integrates OTN, SDH, packet, PCM, and other technologies based on the MS-OTN architecture. It supports single wavelength at 100 Gbps or 200 Gbps.  DWDM enables a pair of optical fibers can achieve an ultra-large bandwidth of 20 TBbps. The platform enables the power transmission bearer networks to carry multiple services including commercial traffic.

https://www.huawei.com/us/press-events/news/2018/8/next-generation-universal-transport-solution

Huawei adapts 4.5G/5G solution for China's power companies

Huawei announced a 4.5G-based and 5G-oriented eLTE-DSA (eLTE Discrete Spectrum Aggregation) solution to help global power companies build a last mile neural network for managing smart grids.

Huawei says traditional VHF (30~300MHz) / UHF (300~3000MHz) narrowband discrete spectrum used in the energy industry cannot meet the requirements for power IoT development because it is commonly based on data radio technology, which causes technical bottlenecks due to long-latency, small capacity, insufficient bandwidth, and high power consumption.

In China, 230MHz of discrete spectrum in VHF narrowband is allocated to the power industry.
The spectrum is aggregated to achieve a minimum latency of 20 ms, with a maximum of 4000 users in a cell, and a transmission rate from Kbps to Mbps for a single user. The minimum static power consumption of the module is 0.15w.

Earlier this month, Huawei conducted a performance and service verification test of its 4.5G-based and 5G-oriented eLTE-DSA solution with the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI). The results showed excellent performance in terms of speed, capacity, security and reliability, and that the solution can fully meet the intelligent control service requirements, such as precise load control and power distribution automation.

Huawei also notes that its 4.5G-based and 5G-oriented eLTE-DSA solution has strong anti-interference capabilities, as it can run stably in a complex radio environment where data transmission stations coexist.

Huawei expects its solution to be widely adopted by the electric power utilities in China for carrying mission-critical services such as precise load control, power distribution automation, and collection of power consumption information.

Monday, August 13, 2018

U.S. Defense Authorization Act bans Huawei and ZTE from government purchase

The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019, which was signed into law by President Trump, officially prohibits the  U.S. government from purchasing telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies, ZTE Corporation, or any of their affiliates.  The U.S. government is also prohibited from using telecommunications or video surveillance services from any entities using such equipment.

Earlier versions of the legislation had threatened more severe action against Huawei and ZTE but were later removed from the bill.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Malaysia's Celcom Axiata adopts Huawei's cloud OSS

Celcom Axiata Berhad will deploy Huawei's cloud-based Digitized Operation Platform, Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to manage its network in Malaysia.

Celcom will be the first in Malaysia to adopt a full suite cloud-based Operation Support Service (OSS) system. The platform will enhance Celcom's capabilities in managing increasingly complex networks and services. It also enables Celcom to transform their daily operations from reactive to proactive and predictive, and further solidify their relentless drive to achieve excellence in customer experience.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Huawei demos CUSP interface protocol for Cloud-based BNG

Huawei is showing off Control Plane and User Plane Separated Protocol (CUSP), an interface protocol for cloud-based Broadband Network Gateways (BNGs).

CUSP defines protocol requirements for information delivery, reliability, and security mechanisms needed for communication between the control and user planes in cloud-based BNG architecture with separated control and user planes.

The company provided a demonstration of CUSP at an IETF Hackathon in Montreal, Canada. Two two CUSP scenarios were demonstrated. Connection to the network environment, provided by a Huawei remote lab, allows programming to be performed on the interfaces between the control and user planes of the cloud-based BNG with CU separated architecture, all in accordance with a CUSP draft. As a result, the control plane can control the user plane, with board information, interface status, and user login information on the user plane queried through the control plane.

In the second scenario, the control plane can allocate different IP address segments to forwarding devices through CUSP, thereby implementing centralized management and control over address resources, effectively improving resource utilization.

Huawei and China Mobile have submitted CUSP to the IETF for consideration as a standard.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Huawei's first half sales were up 15%

Huawei reported revene of CNY 325.7 billion (US$47.80 billion), an increase of 15% over the same period last year. The company's operating margin in 2018 H1 was 14%.

In its carrier business, Huawei said it continues to focus on end-to-end 5G solutions, driving the continuous evolution of LTE – as well as Intent-Driven Networks, cloud data centers, etc.

In its enterprise business, Huawei remains committed to building integrated, innovative, and open digital platforms for its customers. The company said its focus is on cloud computing, IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), and big data.

In its consumer business, Huawei has maintained a tight focus on technological innovation, including its P20 series smartphones, its GPU Turbo graphics processing acceleration, and its MateBook X Pro notebooks.

In the cloud domain, Huawei has picked up the pace of its innovation in cloud infrastructure. Two major focuses include providing stable, reliable, secure, trusted, and sustainable cloud services for customers, and building an AI platform that is affordable, intuitive, and secure for all users.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Huawei brings 5G demo to Bangladesh

Huawei conducted a demonstration of 5G technology in Bangladesh in collaboration with local operator Robi and government's Posts & Telecommunications Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology.

Huawwei said the purpose of the event was to show how a 5G ecosystem can be cultivated in Digital Bangladesh and how to use 5G to respond to the economic transformation of Bangladesh as well as the operators.

Speaking on the occasion, Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said, “5G gives us once in a lifetime opportunity to rethink all the other sectors imaginable for the socio-economic development of the country.”


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Openreach picks Huawei and Nokia for Fibre First

Openreach has selected Huawei and Nokia for its "Fibre First" national Fibre-To-The-Premises (FTTP) rollout, which aims to reach three million homes and businesses across the UK by the end of 2020.

Huawei and Nokia have each been awarded contracts to provide new electronics that support Openreach’s headend equipment. Huawei has already started to deploy the new kit across the Openreach fibre network, whilst Nokia is expected to start installing equipment from July next year. This equipment includes the Huawei MA5800-X17 and the Nokia ISAM FX-16.

Peter Bell, CTO & NGA Operations Director, Openreach said: “We’ll be going flat out to make FTTP available to three million homes by the end of 2020, and we want to reach 10 million by the mid-2020s, so using cutting-edge technology will be integral to achieving that. Britons consume more than double the amount of data they did just three years ago and whilst we’re already a leading digital economy, Openreach continues to invest in network upgrades to make sure we can repeat that success and keep well ahead of demand.”

Jeffrey Zhou, president of Huawei Access network, said: “As a long-term strategic partner of Openreach, we look forward to continuing our work with the fibre and network delivery team. We welcome the opportunity to help build a better, faster and intelligent network that helps Openreach customers stay connected. Huawei is committed to building a better connected UK.”

Frederic Guillén, President of Nokia Fixed Networks, added: “We’re excited about this new five-year collaboration with Openreach and are confident that our innovation, strength and operational expertise will benefit all broadband subscribers in the UK.”



Thursday, July 5, 2018

China Mobile, Tencent, and Huawei test 5G eMBB slicing

China Mobile, Tencent, and Huawei have completed the first round of testing of 5G network slices designed for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) services requiring stable network latency. The target application is augmented reality (AR) gaming.

In Phase 1 of the 5G slicing verification project, terminals, networks, and AR game platforms were connected. The test verified the effects of data rate acceleration with slicing at the terminal side, and with slicing at both the terminal and network sides. The slice management function was also examined. The verification on network slicing usability represents a significant step in promoting the application of 5G network slicing.

AR games already allow for real-time positioning data. E2E Quality of Service (QoS) assurance is needed for consistent network latency and data rates.

Huawei said 5G networks will be able to offer "slicing as a service", with E2E QoS to support AR gaming.

China Mobile, Tencent, and Huawei have started Phase 2 of the 5G slicing verification, which should be complete by the end of the year. The project will focus 5G core networks' movement towards users, and the sensing of access network and bearer network slices. Slice management will also be closely examined. This includes research into slice template design, coordinated orchestration across terminal slices, core network slices, bearer network slices, and mobile edge computing (MEC). On-demand, flexible deployment of third-party applications on MEC will also be explored.

https://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/news/2018/6/ChinaMobile-Tencent-5G-eMBB-Slice-AR-Games

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Huawei launches its FDD LTE "SPACE"

Huawei introduced its FDD LTE SPACE solution for improving LTE coverage, capacity, user experience, and service innovation.

The SPACE solution adds new capabilities to Huawei's platform based on the latest 3GPP Release 15.  SPACE is an acronym standing for  Services, Pervasive Coverage, Automation, Capacity Boosting, and Smooth Evolution.

S = Service. With cellular IoT technologies (enhanced NB-IoT and eMTC), a single cell is able to maintain a maximum of 50,000 connections. By using unique CPE and achieving a maximum of 5-time increase in spectrum efficiency by MIMO technology, site capacity will be increased by 10 times. WTTx suite enables precise provision and expansion on-demand, and helps operator quickly launch services. Now, WTTx is exploring the business like WTTe, WTTc, and WTTs.  The average air interface latency of services is reduced to 50ms. By introducing Short TTI, the scheduling period for the air interface frames is further shortened, reducing the average air interface latency to 20 ms. Latency will become the third important user experience KPI after capacity and coverage. Shorter latency will greatly improve user experience of mobile games, red envelop grabbing, remote driving, LTE-V, and additional services, and support more low-latency services (such as remote control and V2X).

P = Pervasive Coverage. SPACE incorporates the ‘AnySite‘ solution for coverage availability in five typical scenarios, including urban hotspot, residential area, indoor coverage holes, rural area and Railway, realize ubiquitous LTE coverage and lower the cost of new building site.  AnySite is characterized by 3 highlights. First, it features easy site acquisition, small size, easy deployment, and environment friendliness; Second, Hybrid wireless backhaul (Licensed Plus unlicensed) will be introduced for density coverage; Third, innovative Bridge RU will increase the signal quality and benefit for depth indoor coverage (like high-rise elevator rooms).

A = Automation. Based on Huawei's unparalleled SingleRAN Pro platform, SPACE realizes intelligent wireless networks enabled with automatic management.

C = Capacity Boosting. Future. SPACE increases the network capacity by 10 times, dependent on the key technology, like multi-antenna (including 4T4R, 8T8R, and Massive MIMO), multi-band, multi-sector, and site densification.  4T4R has become the basic configuration for 5G-oriented networks. Operators will benefit from early deployment. With the six-sector solution, the capacity is further improved. 4T4R and the six-sector solution release the traffic in hotspot areas. Massive MIMO and TM9 fulfill traffic requirements in ultra-high hotspot areas.

E = Evolution. Based on the SingleRAN Pro platform, SPACE provides a unified hardware platform to quickly and efficiently build 5G target networks that are backward compatible with 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, so as to maximize return on investment of operators' live networks. In addition, it supports flexible network architecture in non-standalone (NSA) networking. Flexible spectrum sharing between LTE and 5G new radio (NR) maximizes resource efficiency and ensures excellent service experience in the 5G era.

Huawei signs 5G strategic agreement with China Unicom

Huawei sealed a 5G strategic partnership agreement with China Unicom. Financial terms were not disclosed.

As part of the partnership, Huawei and China Unicom will fully leverage their respective innovative strengths in 5G and focus on cooperation in E2E 5G technical verification, cooperation with vertical industry partners, building of the 5G ecosystem, and 5G service incubation and promotion.

"A decade ago, network evolution from 2G to 3G brought dramatic changes to the mobile Internet,” said Shao Guanglu, Vice President of China Unicom Group. “The next decade will witness 4G evolution to 5G. 5G technologies will usher in a fully-connected, intelligent world, in which there will be a faster and more extensive industrial revolution. China Unicom and Huawei will continue to deepen their cooperation in the 5G domain, focusing on 5G networking and business ecosystem construction to drive 5G development and the prosperity of 5G ecosystems and create a better-connected 5G world."

"5G will be the cornerstone of a fully connected, intelligent world. Integrated innovation of industry + technology + applications will drive the development of 5G. Huawei will continue to innovate in 5G technical solutions and applications and work with China Unicom to jointly build the 5G ecosystem alliance. We are committed to partnering with all industry players to pave the information highways of the digital era," Ryan Ding, Huawei's Executive Director and President of Huawei’s Carrier Business Group.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Huawei presents its CloudOptiX for optical transport transformation

At the Huawei Optical Innovation Forum held this week in Nice, France, Huawei presented its CloudOptiX cloud transport network vision, which calls for more extensive use of optical fiber at the access layer for broadband services and the uses the chain WDM/OTN transmission mode at the transport layer.

Huawei's CloudOptiX is aimed at this evolution of transport networks towards next-generation all-optical networks.

Alex Duan, Vice President of Huawei's Transmission Network Product Line, said, "Experience is king in the intelligence era. Optical networks need to evolve towards experience-drive networks. The four major continuous technological innovations of Huawei's CloudOptiX solution enable 400G high-performance ultra-broadband pipes, simplified and highly-reliable all-optical switching network architecture, and new OTN technologies that support lower latency, smaller granularities, and more connections. Coupled with the efficient and intelligent O&M enabled by the brain of optical networks, the solution builds the next-generation ultra-broadband, simplified, and intelligent optical networks for operators to improve service experience and achieve business success."

Some highlights:

  • Huawei proposes to upgrade CloudOptiX from 100G to 400G. 
  • Huawei's proprietary CMS algorithm supports the evolution to 400G and beyond while maximizing the performance potential of optical components, maintaining a distance 20% further than the industry average. 
  • Huawei has launched a unique 200G CFP high-performance compact optical module, which is half the size of the industry average and has a power consumption that is 45% lower than the industry average.
  • In optical transport, Huawei's next step is to deploy WDM devices at the network edge to transform "pipes" to "service bearer networks" through end-to-end OTN. 
  • On the backbone layer, all-optical network 2.0 uses optical cross-connect backbone nodes to break the ceiling of cross-connect capacity in the electrical domain. 

http://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/news/2018/6/Huawei-CloudOptiX-All-optical-Network

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sydney Morning Herald: Huawei shutters local R&D in Australia

Huawei is curtailing its R&D efforts in Australia as it faces a likely ban from the Turnbull government from participating in 5G projects from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Huawei is slashing its R&D spending in Australia to zero.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/huawei-slashes-local-research-as-5g-ban-looms-20180624-p4zndq.html


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Huawei announces 5G-oriented Discrete Spectrum Aggregation

Huawei released its 4.5G-based, 5G-oriented eLTE Discrete Spectrum Aggregation (eLTE-DSA) for energy utilities

Huawei said traditional narrowband solutions based on VHF (30 MHz to 300 MHz) and UHF (300 MHz to 3000 MHz) bands are flawed with low data rates, long latency, small capacity, which means they are unable to meet the demand for sustaining IoE growth.

Huawei has designed the eLTE-DSA solution to overcome the obstacles of traditional narrowband solutions and support IoE developments through leading advantages in Wireless Communications developed over the years.

By aggregating discrete narrowband resources, Huawei said its solution achieves access with an end-to-end delay as low as 20 ms and a huge capacity of up to 4,000 users in a single cell. The transmission rates reach kbpss to Mbps and the module power consumption is as low as 0.15W. This solution noticeably improves spectrum efficiency, capacity and performance of the networks, enabling the energy industry to move seamlessly towards 5G-oriented IoE. 

Eric Sun, President of Huawei Enterprise Wireless Business, said: "Going wireless will provide the foundation for the Internet of Energy. 4.5G technology will enable the Internet of Things, and 5G will accelerate the connection of people and things. With leading technological advantages in 4.5G and 5G, Huawei has successfully developed the 4.5G-based, 5G-oriented eLTE-DSA solution."

http://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/news/2018/6/5G-Oriented-eLTE-DSA-Solution

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