Huawei Technologies has announced that mobile network operator Etisalat Misr will deploy NE5000E, the vendor’s 400G core router, as core nodes for the national IP backbone network (IPBB) in Egypt. According to Huawei, the routers will help build ‘a future-proof, large-bandwidth and highly reliable convergence backbone network, which will satisfy the broadband strategy of Etisalat Misr and the development requirements of broadband services of the Egyptian Ministry of Communication’. With Etisalat Misr said to be experiencing strain on the capacity and scalability of its backbone network as a result of increased demand from customers for data services, the operator initiated its long-term backbone network development project for capacity expansion and network reconstruction. As such, Etisalat Misr aims to construct a next-generation convergence network platform to ensure the sustainable and continuous development of services.
Commenting on the development, Zha Jun, president of Huawei’s Fixed Network Product Line, noted: ‘Huawei will utilise its global commercial deployment experience of 400G core routers to provide Etisalat Misr with a converged backbone network solution that supports multi-service access. Based on the innovative chips and software/hardware platform, Huawei’s 400G solution provides a large capacity and enables smooth capacity expansion and low power consumption, empowering operators to reduce TCO while meeting the challenges of future network.’