Hong Kong Broadband Network Ltd. (HKBN) says it has selected the Huawei NetEngine 9000 (NE9000) core router to support residential telecom business growth, making it the first global telecom operator to deploy the NE9000, HKBN asserts. With demand for 4K OTT entertainment, online gaming, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications on the rise, its necessary for HKBN to provide ultra-high speed network connectivity for its customers, the company says. HKBN expects the NE9000 will position it to meet these business development demands for the next 5 to 10 years.
The NE9000 is Huawei's next-generation core fiber-optic network backbone router platform, possessing what HKBN estimates to be 6 times the capacity of the operator's previous network equipment.
HKBN conducted a series of NE9000 tests, and currently uses the NE9000 to deploy services for its residential business. The system currently supports 4-Tbps line cards and 80 Tbps per chassis; the core router can support future 8-Tbps line cards as well. HKBN says the NE9000 requires only 0.4 W/Gbps, decreasing energy consumption by two-thirds. According to HKBN, the NE9000 will reduce its forwarding costs, enabling it to deliver Internet service at competitive prices in the future.
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