China’s Huawei has been contracted to provide its NE5000E 400G core routers for Thailand’s second largest cellco by subscribers Digital Total Access Communication (DTAC) to upgrade its internet core equipment on its core network, with the aim of bringing more diversified and smooth services to 3G UMTS mobile users, the vendor announced in a press release. DTAC and Huawei are performing upgrades on the internet core network to simplify the network topology, improve the network efficiency, and strengthen competitiveness in UMTS mobile communications, to improve user experience and attract more 3G users.
Huawei’s NE5000E core routers simplify DTAC’s backbone networks, upgrade the existing 40Gbps equipment to 400Gbps, and implement networking between 100GE and 10GE by changing sub-boards. In addition, the 400G platform of Huawei’s NE5000E core router has the capability to expand slot capacity to the T level to meet carriers’ future service requirements. Power consumption of the 400G platform is within 1 W/G, keeping energy and investment costs low, the release continued.
Gai Gang, president of Huawei’s Carrier IP division, explained: ‘Rapid development of UMTS broadband and video services will generate tremendous traffic growth on backbone networks. Existing network architectures need to be upgraded. Now is the time to apply 400G technology … to help carriers build future-proof backbone networks.’