Huawei deploys WDM backbone for Hungary's Magyar Telekom

MAY 5, 2008 -- The 2,700-km optical network, which covers the entire country, including the capital city of Budapest, is based on Huawei's OTN/ASON-based WDM platform.

MAY 5, 2008 -- Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (search for Huawei) confirms that it installed a 2,700-km next-generation WDM backbone network for Magyar Telekom in Hungary--in just three months.

The backbone, which covers all of the country, including the capital city Budapest, is based on Huawei's OTN/ASON-based WDM platform and enables Magyar Telekom to migrate from providing traditional voice-oriented services through its previous DWDM system to providing next generation data-oriented services to its customers.

According to Huawei, the network features high-reliability, efficient bandwidth provisioning, and long-distance optical transmission capabilities that have been designed to reduce the capital and operational expenses for the operator while increasing transmission bandwidth to 10 Gbits/sec per channel, which can be quadrupled to 40 Gbits/sec per channel. This means that Magyar Telekom will be able to provide next-generation services, such as 3G mobile, IPTV, and HDTV, to its customers in the future.

"I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Huawei," reports Thomas Bertram, CTO of Magyar Telekom Fixed Network. "I am confident that the application of this new technology will enable us to offer our customers the next-generation services that they desire."

"I am delighted to say that we have managed to deploy a NG-WDM network for Magyar Telekom," adds Wan Zhi, managing director of Huawei Hungary. "As a company, we remain committed to helping Magyar Telekom provide its customers with the best services both now and in the future."

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