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

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Huawei adopts Open Rack in its cloud data centers

Huawei Technologies will adopt Open Rack in its new public cloud data centers worldwide.

The Open Rack initiative proposed by the Open Compute Project (OCP) seeks to redefine the data center rack and is one of the most promising developments in the scale computing environment. It is the first rack standard that is designed for data centers, integrating the rack into the data center infrastructure, a holistic design process that considers the interdependence of everything from the power grid to the gates in the chips on each motherboard. Adopted by some of the world’s largest hyperscale internet service providers such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft, Open Rack is helping to lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and improve energy efficiency in the scale compute space.

“Huawei’s engineering and business leaders recognized the efficiency and flexibility that Open Rack offers, and the support that is available from a global supplier base. Providing cloud services to a global customer base creates certain challenges. The flexibility of the Open Rack specification and the ability to adapt for liquid cooling allows Huawei to service new geographies. Huawei’s decision to choose Open Rack is a great endorsement!” stated Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer for the Open Compute Project Foundation.

“Huawei’s strategic investment and commitment to OCP is a win-win,” said Mr. Kenneth Zhang, General Manager of FusionServer, Huawei Intelligent Computing Business Department. “Combining Huawei’s extensive experience in Telco and Cloud deployments together with the knowledge of the vast OCP community will help Huawei to provide cutting edge, flexible and open solutions to its global customers. In turn, Huawei can leverage its market leadership and global datacenter infrastructure to help introduce OCP to new geographies and new market segments worldwide.”

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Germany's updated security requirements avoid ban on Huawei

The Bundesnetzagentur, which is the German regulatory office in charge of telecommunications, published additional security requirements for telecommunications networks and services without banning Huawei or other Chinese vendors.

The key elements of the new security policy are:

  • Systems may only be sourced from trustworthy suppliers whose compliance with national security regulations and provisions for the secrecy of telecommunications and for data protection is assured.
  • Network traffic must be regularly and constantly monitored for any abnormality and, if there is any cause for concern, appropriate protection measures must be taken.
  • Security-related network and system components (critical key components) may only be used if they have have been certified by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and undergone IT security checks by a BSI-approved testing body. Critical key components may only be sourced from trustworthy suppliers/manufacturers, ie those that can provide assurance of their trustworthiness.
  • Security-related network and system components (critical key components) may only be used following an appropriate acceptance test upon supply and must be subjected to regular and ongoing security tests. The components that are security-related (critical key components) will be defined by the BSI and Bundesnetzagentur by mutual agreement.
  • Only trained professionals may be employed in security-related areas.
  • Proof must be provided that the hardware tested for the selected, security-related components and the source code at the end of the supply chain are actually deployed in the products used.
  • When planning and building the network, "monocultures" must be avoided by using network and system components from different manufacturers.
  • Where system-related processes are outsourced, only professionally competent, reliable and trustworthy contractors may be selected.
  • Adequate redundancy must be available for critical, security-related network and system components (critical key components). 

"We revise the security requirements on a regular basis in light of the current security situation and technological developments," explained Jochen Homann, Bundesnetzagentur President. "Security requirements apply to all network operators and service providers, irrespective of the technology they deploy. All networks, not just individual standards like 5G, are included."

https://www.bundesnetzagentur.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/EN/2019/20190307_SL.html?nn=404530

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Huawei announces 50G PON prototype

Huawei announced a single-wavelength 50G passive optical network (PON) prototype.

The new unit provides 50 Gbps downstream transmission rates and 25 Gbps/50 Gbps upstream transmission rates over a single wavelength.

Huawei's design is based on mature 25G optical components. It achieves 50 Gbps transmission rates over a single wavelength through fiber dispersion compensation and transmitter/receiver bandwidth compensation technologies on the physical PON links. Under the 1:64 split ratio, the prototype supports transmissions over 20 km, and enables customers to smoothly transition to 50G PON networks without needing to change the ODN of the live network. The prototype is also fully compatible with XG(S)-PON and 10G-EPON in the 50G PON wavelength planning. To protect operators' investment, 50G PON boards are designed so that they can be inserted and run in the Huawei new-generation smart distributed OLT MA5800.

In February 2018, the ITU-T officially initiated the 50G PON standards project and began developing technical solutions and standards. The standards are expected to be finalized in 2020 and put into commercial use in 2023.

Huawei notes that is a contributing member of the ITU-T and IEEE in 50G PON technology.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Huawei files suit against U.S. government in U.S. federal cout

Huawei has filed a lawsuit in a U.S. federal court in Plano, Texas against the U.S. government arguing that restrictions against the firm and other actions by the U.S. government are unconstitutional. Huawei is seeking a permanent injunction against these restrictions.

Huawei announced the lawsuit at a press conference in Shenzhen, China.

"The U.S. Congress has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products. We are compelled to take this legal action as a proper and last resort," Guo Ping, Huawei Rotating Chairman said. "This ban not only is unlawful, but also restricts Huawei from engaging in fair competition, ultimately harming U.S. consumers. We look forward to the court's verdict, and trust that it will benefit both Huawei and the American people."

Guo Ping added, "If this law is set aside, as it should be, Huawei can bring more advanced technologies to the United States and help it build the best 5G networks. Huawei is willing to address the U.S. Government's security concerns. Lifting the NDAA ban will give the U.S. Government the flexibility it needs to work with Huawei and solve real security issues."

Huawei intros symmetric 10G PON ONT

Huawei released a symmetric 10G PON ONT with integrated Wi-Fi 6.

Key features:

  • 10 Gbps bidirectional transmission: The EchoLife V5 X Pro gateway supports smooth evolution from GPON to 10G PON and provides up to 10 Gbps wired transmission in both upstream and downstream directions, enabling super gigabit broadband access for high-bandwidth services such as home video, entertainment, VR, gaming, and private line.
  • Ultimate Wi-Fi experience with zero freezing: The EchoLife V5 X Pro gateway features Wi-Fi 6 technology with an air interface rate of up to 6 Gbps, four times that of Wi-Fi 5. The unique dual-4x4 high-performance omnidirectional antenna array design reduces attenuation from walls by 25%. It also supports the highest 160 MHz spectrum bandwidth in the industry, and intelligently avoids busy channels by using radar channel scanning to help users connect to the fastest Wi-Fi channel. A proprietary optimization algorithm is used to shorten Wi-Fi transmission delay to less than 7 ms, eliminate stalling and delay, and ensure ultimate user experience for cutting-edge immersive services such as 4K/8K IPTV, online gaming, and cloud VR.
  • Ubiquitous coverage for large residences: In large residences where Wi-Fi signals of a single ONT cannot cover the entire space, the EchoLife V5 X Pro gateway supports the PremiumWi-Fi solution to flexibly mesh network with a series of edge ONT products. This extends Wi-Fi coverage, providing ubiquitous high-speed broadband experience. PremiumWi-Fi uses a cloud management platform to visually monitor Wi-Fi performance in real time, help operator detect Wi-Fi faults with one click, and reduce home visits for troubleshooting by 30%, significantly reducing O&M costs.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Huawei resolves AVC patent disputes

Huawei Technologies and Huawei Device Co. have become licensees to MPEG LA’s AVC Patent Portfolio License.

As a result of this agreement, all legal disputes related to patent enforcement actions brought by patent holders in MPEG LA’s AVC License against Huawei have been resolved.

https://www.mpegla.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/FINAL-Huawei-ZTE-Infringement-PrsRls-2018-11-16.pdf

MPEG LA prevails against Huawei and ZTE in Germany



MPEG LA announced today that patent holders in MPEG LA’s AVC/H.264 Patent Portfolio License have enforced verdicts of injunction in German District court (“Landgericht Dusseldorf”) cases finding that Huawei Deutschland GmbH (“Huawei”) and ZTE Deutschland GmbH ("ZTE") infringed patents by their use in mobile phones that implement the AVC/H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) Standard. As a result, Huawei and ZTE must cease and desist from offering in Germany AVC/H.264...



Monday, February 18, 2019

FT: UK says Huawei is a manageable risk to 5G

The UK National Cyber Security Centre, which is part of GCHQ, has concluded that it is possible to mitigate the security risks of using Huawei equipment in 5G networks, according to a report from The Financial Times.

The Financial Times describes the finding as "a serious blow to US efforts to persuade allies to ban the Chinese supplier from high-speed telecommunications systems."

Furthermore, the report quotes the former head of GCHQ as stating that no evidence of malicious state cyber activity through Huawei has come to light.

https://www.ft.com/content/619f9df4-32c2-11e9-bd3a-8b2a211d90d5

BBC: The US cannot crush us, says Huawei founder

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Huawai founder Ren Zhengfei takes a defiant stance against pressure on his firm, stating "there's no way the U.S. can crush us. The world needs Huawei because we are more advanced."

Ren argues that the arrest on his daughter was politically motivated but that it is time for the courts to settle this case.

In addition, Ren reiterates that he would rather shut down the company that spy on his customers on behalf of the Chinese government.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47274679

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Gartner: Top 3 chip buyers are Samsung, Apple, Huawei

Samsung Electronics and Apple were once again the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2018, according to a new report from Gartner, and together represent 17.9 percent of the total worldwide market.

Buying by Samsung and Apple slowed in 2018 but spending by Huawei accelerated, pushing it to number 3 amongst semiconductor purchasers.

“Four Chinese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) — Huawei, Lenovo, BBK Electronics and Xiaomi — ranked in the top 10 in 2018, up from three in 2017. On the other hand, Samsung Electronics and Apple both significantly slowed the growth of their chip spending in 2018,” said Masatsune Yamaji, senior principal analyst at Gartner. “Huawei increased its chip spending by 45 percent, jumping in front of Dell and Lenovo to the third spot.”

Some highlights from Gartner:
  • Eight of the top 10 companies in 2017 remained in the top 10 in 2018, with Kingston Technology and Xiaomi replacing LG Electronics and Sony. 
  • Xiaomi rose eight places to the 10th position, increasing its semiconductor spending by $2.7 billion in 2018, a 63 percent growth year over year.
  • Semiconductor spending by the top 10 OEMs increased significantly, and their share reached 40.2 percent of the total semiconductor market in 2018, up from 39.4 percent in 2017. 
  • Gartner predicts that the share of total memory chip revenue in the total semiconductor market will be 33 percent in 2019 and 34 percent in 2020, higher than its 31 percent share in 2017.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Bloomberg: Huawei Sting

The FBI has raided a laboratory in San Diego belonging to Huawei Technologies as part of an investigation related to AKHAN Semiconductor, a start-up based in Gurnee, Illinois, according to a report from Bloomberg.

AKHAN Semiconductor accuses Huawei of breaking and possibly attempting to reverse engineer a sample of its proprietary Miraj Diamond technology, which uses a micro diamond film to create very strong glass. The technology potentially could be used for smartphone screens and for military applications. AKHAN provided a sample to Huawei, which was later returned in damaged condition.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-04/huawei-sting-offers-rare-glimpse-of-u-s-targeting-chinese-giant

Friday, February 1, 2019

Handelsblatt: DT and Telefónica may avoid 5G equipment regulatory ban

German federal telecom regulators, including representatives from the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and the Federal Network Agency, agreed to tighten the security requirements for next-gen telecom networks, according to Handlesblatt. The decision follows pressure from the U.S. government to ban equipment from Chinese vendors from key functionality in 5G networks.

The Handelsblatt report states that the German government may ask network operators to voluntarily refrain from installing equipment from Huawei rather than implementing a regulation requiring them to do so.

https://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen/it-medien/aufbau-5g-mobilfunknetz-telekom-und-telefnica-bereiten-sich-darauf-vor-huawei-aus-ihren-kernnetzen-zu-verbannen/23932526.html?ticket=ST-60430-b0U7BZfY5wiDyWwj6jBl-ap1

Monday, January 28, 2019

U.S. Department of Justice issues multiple indictments against Huawei

The U.S. Department of Justice laid out its case against Huawei in a press conference in Washington, D.C. There are two cases where the DoJ is pursuing legal actions:
  • A grand jury in Seattle returned an indictment alledging 10 federal crimes by two affiliates of Huawei Technologies. The indictment alleges that in 2012 Huawei began a concerted effort to steal information about a robot that T-Mobile used to test mobile phones. Huawei engineers are alleged to have violated confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements with T-Mobile by secretly taking photos of the robot, measuring it, and stealing a piece of it.
  • A grand jury in New York returned an indictment alleging 13 additional crimes committed by Huawei, its CFO, its affiliate in Iran, and one of its subsidiaries in the United States. This criminal activity is said to go back ten years and to involve top officials of the company. The indictment alleges that beginning in 2007, Huawei began to misrepresent its relationship with its Skycom affiliate. By claiming Skycom was a separate company, Huawei represented that it was in compliance with U.S. sanctions against Iran. Furthermore, Huawei is alleged to have misrepresented financial transactions with multiple banks. 
  • Defendants from both cases are variously charged with conspiracy, bank fraud, wire fraud, violations of the Emergency Economic Powers Act,  money laundering, and obstruction of justice.
The DoJ is seeking the extradition of Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou, from Vancouver, Canada, where she was arrested in December.

The DoJ further alleges that Huawei lied to the U.S. government and attempted to obstruct justice by concealing and destroying evidence, as well as moving executives back to China.

https://www.justice.gov/


Friday, January 25, 2019

BBC: Vodafone puts Huawei rollout in core networks on hold

Vodafone is pausing the further rollout of Huawei equipment into its European core networks, including in the UK, according to the BBC.

The chief executive of Vodafone said that the company is engaged in discussions with various security agencies and with Huawei, which "is really open and working hard" to resolve the matter.

Huawei has been a close supplier to Vodafone since 2007.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47001348

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Huawei launches its own 5G Base Station core chip

Huawei introduced its own core chip for 5G base stations.

Huawei said its TIANGANG chip will support networks of all standards and all bands (C band, 3.5G, and 2.6G), helping customers access the best wireless and microwave services. Huawei said its silicon design aims for simplified 5G networks and large-scale 5G network deployment all over the world. The chip can support large-scale integration of active power amplifiers (PAs) and passive antenna arrays into very small antennas. It also boasts super high computing capacity, with a 2.5-fold increase over previous chips. Using the latest algorithms and beamforming technology, a single chip can control up to 64 channels, which is the industry's highest standard. This chip also supports the 200 MHz high spectral bandwidth, getting ready for future network deployment.

Huawei also claims significant improvements in active antenna units (AAUs), with 50% smaller, 23% lighter, and 21% less power consuming base stations.

"Huawei has long been committed to investing in basic science and technology. We were the first to make breakthroughs in key technologies for large-scale 5G commercial use," said Ryan Ding, Huawei Executive Director of the Board and Carrier BG CEO.

To date, Huawei claims 30 commercial 5G contracts. The company says it has already shipped over 25,000 5G base stations globally.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Bloomberg: U.S. Preparing Trump Order to Restrict Chinese Telecoms

On Friday, Bloomberg reported that the Trump administration is preparing an executive order to restrict Huawei and/or ZTE from operating in the U.S. over national security concerns.

The order, which reportedly would give greater authority to the Commerce Department, apparently had not yet been reviewed by the president.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-18/u-s-said-to-prepare-trump-order-to-restrict-chinese-telecoms

Caixin: Huawei Founder Discloses More Details on Daughter’s Arrest

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said his daughter Meng Wanzhou was in transit to Argentina when she was detained in Vancouver last month, according to reporting from Caixin and other Chinese media. The purpose of the trip reportedly was to discuss the restructuring of Huawei's overseas business units, including the possible outcome of granting independence to overseas divisions. Ren planned to join his daughter at the meeting but chose a different travel route.

https://www.caixinglobal.com/2019-01-19/huawei-founder-discloses-more-details-on-daughters-arrest-101371839.html

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Huawei completes 5G NR test using 2.6 GHz band

Huawei completed a test 5G NR (New Radio) using the 2.6 GHz spectrum band in a trial organized by the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group.

To date, Huawei officially completed the third phase of China's 5G laboratory and field testing in NSA (Non-Stand Alone) and SA (Stand Alone) scenarios. The most mainstream NR frequency bands, including the 3.5GHz and 4.9GHz, were tested earlier. The most recent 2.6 GHz test was conducted in Huairou 5G test field and CAICT (China Academy of Information and Communications Technology) MTNet (Mobile Communication Trial Simulation Network) Lab using Huawei's latest 5G Massive MIMO 64T64R gNB.

For 2T4R 5G terminals, the single-user downlink peak throughput exceeded 1.8 Gbps.

Huawei said the successful verification of its 2.6 GHz NR gNB proves that 2.6GHz is a valid choice for operators to deploy a 5G NSA/SA commercial network. It also shows Huawei's strong determination to accelerate the development of 2.6GHz industry together with industry.

Yang Chaobin, president of Huawei's 5G product line, said: "In the early stage of 5G network deployment, C-Band and 2.6GHz are undoubtedly the most mainstream frequency bands. The C-Band industry chain is gradually becoming mature under the joint efforts of all of us. Similarly, the industry chain of 2.6GHz needs to be promoted together. Huawei has completed the full testing of C-Band and 2.6GHz in China's 5G Technology R&D Trial, which demonstrates the strength of Huawei's end-to-end 5G products and solutions, and is also a Huawei’s substantial action for accelerating the maturity of the 5G industry chain."

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

AvidThink: Huawei’s CloudEngine 16800 switch based on Broadcom

Huawei's newly-announced CloudEngine 16800 data center switch is based on Broadcom’s merchant silicon, according to a published report from AvidThink's Roy Chua.

In terms of capacity, the Huawei CloudEngine 16800 data center switch boasts the industry’s highest density 48-port 400GE line card per slot, yielding an overall 768-port 400GE switching capacity.

AvidThink notes that the current top-of-line Broadcom Tomahawk 3 is capable of 32 400GbE ports for 12.8 Tbps switching capacity, less than the 48 400GbE ports on a single Huawei 16800 line card. The report also reveals that Huawei's 16800 will be available for early field trials in Q2 2019.

In addition, Huawei will incorporate its own AI silicon into the switching platform's design for fine-tuned traffic optimization.

https://avidthink.com/analysis/huawei-cloudengine-16800-ascend-ai/

  • AvidThink was formed in the fall of 2018 as an independent research and analysis company focused on technology infrastructure. Prior to that, AvidThink had operated as SDxCentral Research, part of SDxCentral.com, a leading technology media publication.

Huawei's CloudEngine 16800 data center switch boasts 768-port 400GE

Huawei unveiled its CloudEngine 16800 data center switch built for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) era.

The platform has three defining characteristics making it suitable for the AI era: an embedded AI chip, the capacity for a 48-port 400GE line cards per slot,, and the capability to evolve to the autonomous driving network.

Huawei said its embedded, high-performance AI chip will apply an innovative iLossless algorithm for the auto-sensing and auto-optimization of the traffic model. It promises lower latency and higher throughput based on zero packet loss. The company estimates its optimization will increase the AI computing power from 50 percent to 100 percent compared to traditional Ethernet, while improving the data storage Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) by 30 percent. The CloudEngine 16800’s local intelligence and the centralized network analyzer FabricInsight creates a distributed AI O&M architecture capable of identifing faults -- a key goal of an autonomous driving network.

In terms of capacity, the Huawei CloudEngine 16800 data center switch boasts the industry’s highest density 48-port 400GE line card per slot, yielding an overall 768-port 400GE switching capacity. Huawei says power consumption per bit is reduced by 50% with the massive configuration. The company also claims to have overcome multiple technical challenges such as high-speed signal transmission, heat dissipation, and power supply.

http://e.huawei.com/topic/cloud-engine2019/en/index.html?ic_medium=hwdc&ic_source=ebg_banner_EEBGHQ179Q19W

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Scrutiny of Huawei intensifies with arrest of employee in Poland

Scrutiny of Huawei's business practices intensified as Polish authorities arrested Mr. Wang Weijing, an employee of Huawei, along with a former Polish security official on spying allegations, according to Reuters.

The report states that the former Polish security official is currently employed by Orange Polska.

Later, Huawei spokesman Joe Kelly was quoted by the New York Times saying that the company had terminated the employment of this person because his actions "brought Huawei into disrepute."

The news follows the arrest of Huawei's CFO in December in Vancouver based on an extradition request from U.S. authorities.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-security/poland-arrests-huawei-employee-polish-man-on-spying-allegations-idUSKCN1P50RN

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/world/asia/huawei-wang-weijing-poland.html

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Huawei's CloudEngine 16800 data center switch boasts 768-port 400GE

Huawei unveiled its CloudEngine 16800 data center switch built for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) era.

The platform has three defining characteristics making it suitable for the AI era: an embedded AI chip, the capacity for a 48-port 400GE line cards per slot,, and the capability to evolve to the autonomous driving network.

Huawei said its embedded, high-performance AI chip will apply an innovative iLossless algorithm for the auto-sensing and auto-optimization of the traffic model. It promises lower latency and higher throughput based on zero packet loss. The company estimates its optimization will increase the AI computing power from 50 percent to 100 percent compared to traditional Ethernet, while improving the data storage Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) by 30 percent. The CloudEngine 16800’s local intelligence and the centralized network analyzer FabricInsight creates a distributed AI O&M architecture capable of identifing faults -- a key goal of an autonomous driving network.

In terms of capacity, the Huawei CloudEngine 16800 data center switch boasts the industry’s highest density 48-port 400GE line card per slot, yielding an overall 768-port 400GE switching capacity. Huawei says power consumption per bit is reduced by 50% with the massive configuration. The company also claims to have overcome multiple technical challenges such as high-speed signal transmission, heat dissipation, and power supply.

http://e.huawei.com/topic/cloud-engine2019/en/index.html?ic_medium=hwdc&ic_source=ebg_banner_EEBGHQ179Q19W



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