Huawei Releases an All-Optical Target Network Architecture for Operator Production Networks

Huawei Releases an All-Optical Target Network Architecture for Operator Production Networks

PR Newswire

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 16, 2021

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 8th Huawei Optical Innovation Forum, Huawei released an all-optical target network architecture that features end-to-end optical cross-connect (OXC) and optical transport network (OTN) to the metro edge. An all-optical target network brings high-quality connections that help operators reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and encourage new services.

The value of connectivity has been redefined as digitalization sweeps the world. The optical transmission network is no longer just a dumb pipe. It has evolved into a service network. OTN/wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) will be the best technology to bear these services as they become more granular and their quality requirements increase. Optical transmission networks are the future of operator production networks and will create a solid foundation for smart cities.

Huawei proposes to build an all-optical target network from five aspects ("Five Ones"):

Many all-optical target networks have been established in Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. They serve as benchmarks which will truly drive the optical network industry into another golden period of development. Richard Jin, President of Huawei's Optical Business Product Line, said: "After more than a year of innovation with customers from around the world, we truly believe that an all-optical target network is the best choice for global operators looking to achieve an optimal TCO in fixed and 5G mobile backhaul, while inspiring new growth in home broadband and enterprise private line business."

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