Polkomtel Poland picks Huawei for 100G backbone

Sept. 17, 2013
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. says it has been selected to deploy a 100G backbone network for Polish mobile phone provider Polkomtel. Based on Huawei’s SingleBackbone portfolio, the new network comprises core routers and Optical Transport Network (OTN)-based WDM products to provide high-bandwidth and efficient multi-service transport. This will enable Polkomtel's network to simultaneously carry mobile (GSM/HSPA/LTE) and fixed (enterprise private lines) network services to deliver optimum service experience.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. says it has been selected to deploy a 100G backbone network for Polish mobile phone provider Polkomtel. Based on Huawei’s SingleBackbone portfolio, the new network comprises core routers and Optical Transport Network (OTN)-based WDM products to provide high-bandwidth and efficient multi-service transport. This will enable Polkomtel's network to simultaneously carry mobile (GSM/HSPA/LTE) and fixed (enterprise private lines) network services to deliver optimum service experience.

Polkomtel believes that the fast and extensive rollout of LTE could potentially cause bandwidth congestion on its current backbone network. To protect the traffic, Polkomtel plans to deploy a 100G network that can efficiently and reliably carry fixed mobile convergence (FMC) services.

Huawei asserts its SingleBackbone portfolio provides high capacity and simplified network operations and maintenance functions through IP and OTN synergy. Specifically, traffic synergy between the IP and OTN layers significantly enhances the transmission efficiency of backbone networks, the vendor says. In addition, this approach supports unified transport of varied services, meeting the long-term service evolution needs of Polkomtel's network.

"The synergy between IP and OTN helps operators excel in the ultra-broadband era with more efficient traffic distribution, more reliable network protection, and easier-to-maintain backbone networks," said Kevin Hu, Huawei’s vice president in charge of solution and marketing in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Nordic regions.

Huawei says IP and OTN synergy is part of the company’s broader Business Opportunity Oriented Solution and Tactics (BOOST) initiative, which aims to help operators achieve commercial success and sustainable development in the ultra wideband era.

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