Continuously Leading the Innovation of the Optical Network Industry
[San Diego, USA, March 6, 2019] During the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), optical network mainstream media Lightwave presented their annual outstanding innovation awards in the optical communication field. Huawei won awards for its 600G, Optical Cross Connection (OXC), and Optical Intelligence solutions, which represent technologies in three key domains: coherent transmission, optical switching, and O&M. The three innovation awards fully demonstrate the industry's recognition of Huawei's innovation in optical networks and specify the direction for the development and evolution of next-generation optical networks.
Lightwave selects award winners based on the influence of candidate technologies on academic thought, technological innovation, and business value at OFC every year. The awards are intended to commend the enterprises, organizations, and institutions that have made significant technological innovations and to guide the direction of technology development for the entire industry. At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, Huawei officially launched the Optical Networking 2.0 (ON2.0) strategy for building a next-generation optical network centered on user experience with new speed, new sites, and new smart O&M, which are implemented in the three innovative solutions of 600G, OXC, and Optical Intelligence.
Lightwave presents three optical network innovation awards to Huawei
Huawei's 600G solution is a coherent transmission solution that has the highest single-wavelength rate in the industry and is already commercially deployed. It uses Huawei's latest-generation OptiXtreme oDSP chips and the Channel-Matched Shaping (CMS) algorithm to support programmable and flexible adjustment of multiple code patterns from 100G to 600G, providing a capacity 50% higher than the second highest single-wavelength capacity (400G) that has been commercially used in the industry, and providing the industry's highest spectrum efficiency of 8 bit/s/Hz. Based on this solution, Huawei has piloted the world's first 600G innovative site with UAE Etisalat, and verified that the single-wavelength 600G solution can be commercialized on a large scale and effectively support the expansion of new services in the future.
Huawei's OXC solution uses Huawei's core technologies, such as all-optical backplane, high-density component integration, and LCoS-based AD WSS, to achieve the petabit-level switching capacity of a single subrack. This allows it to lead the generational evolution of the optical-layer, build simplified sites, achieve zero fiber connection between equipment and simplify O&M, and reduce required equipment footprint by 80% and power supply by 60%. It also helps customers to quickly build 3D-mesh backbone networks and enables one-hop service connection. Currently, Huawei’s OXC solution has been put into commercial use in the networks of China Mobile and Indonesia XL Axiata.
Huawei’s Optical Intelligence solution uses AI algorithms, and a vast fault database to perform deep machine learning, and predict potential faults in optical networks, transforming O&M from passive reaction to proactive prevention. The solution supports one-click intelligent optimization, which, combined with alarm compression and root cause location, improves O&M efficiency by 30%.
Simon Lu, President of Huawei’s Transmission Network Domain, commented, "It is a great honor for Huawei’s ON2.0 solutions to win the three innovation awards from Lightwave. This is not only a recognition of Huawei's continuous innovation in the optical network field, but also supports the direction of innovation in the upstream and downstream industries of the next-generation optical network industry. Huawei will continue to promote the innovation and incubation of ON2.0 solutions, drive bandwidth upgrades as per Moore's Law, simplify sites, and move towards autonomous driving networks. Huawei will also collaborate with upstream and downstream industry chains to build next-generation optical networks centered on user experience to maximize business value for operators."