Huawei Unveils 480 Gbit/s Router Line Card

Huawei unveiled the industry’s first and highest-capacity 480 Gbit/s router line card at the IP Technology Gala 2012, highlighting Huawei’s strength in the high-end router field.

Data traffic is increasing exponentially, with annual data traffic forecast to increase seven times over from 2010 to 2015, reaching 1.26×106 petabits per year in 2015. This traffic growth requires broader and more efficient service channels to ensure superior subscriber experience and reduce network O&M costs.

Huawei’s 480 Gbit/s router line card enables a capacity of 15.4 Tbit/s per router and 48x10GE, 12x40GE, or 4x100GE line-rate forwarding per slot. Varied daughter cards and 10GE/40GE/100GE ports are available for flexible configurations, effectively protecting carrier investment. Based on innovative Smart Memory and Intelligent Frequency Adjustment (IFA) technologies, the third-generation programmable Solar 3.0 chips empower high performance as well as a record-low energy use of 0.71 W/g for the line card.

“The global 100G era is coming, with Internet traffic fast approaching terabyte level. 2012 marks the beginning of large-scale commercial deployment of 100G, with the launch of Huawei’s 480G line card expected to accelerate the development of the high-end 100G industry. It will help carriers build sustainable and efficient networks, combat the bandwidth challenges created by cloud application proliferation, and reduce network O&M costs.” said Gai Gang, President of Huawei’s Carrier IP Product Line.

Huawei’s IP products and solutions have successfully served top international carriers such as France Telecom, Telefonica in Spain, and SingTel in Singapore, as well as China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom. According to the consultancy firm Ovum, Huawei ranked No. 2 in the global IP market as of Q2 2012.

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