Huawei's core router boosts speeds for Hutchison 3G Austria

May 30, 2013
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. says its new Huawei IP core routers have helped boost the performance of Hutchison 3G Austria's (H3G) data center networks. Two new data centers are now fully operational in the country's capital of Vienna, providing H3G with more capacity as well as support for higher data transfer speeds for users.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. says its new Huawei IP core routers have helped boost the performance of Hutchison 3G Austria's (H3G) data center networks. Two new data centers are now fully operational in the country's capital of Vienna, providing H3G with more capacity as well as support for higher data transfer speeds for users.

H3G Austria had an exciting start to the year following the acquisition of Orange Austria, during which H3G's market share climbed to 22%, creating the third largest mobile operator in the country. With fast-paced market growth in Austria requiring increased capacity from data centers, the enlarged company was challenged by the growing needs of its increasing customer base.

The merger led to a considerable increase in H3G's number of customers, all of whom required the same level of high-quality service they received in the past. To meet these new challenges, H3G upgraded its data centers and improved capacity planning and efficiency by adopting Huawei's new IP core routers to increase data transfer speeds for Austrian mobile users. In addition to increasing network coverage and capacity for customers, the upgrade will reduce costs for H3G over the longer term, the company says.

Martin Washietl, head of core packet technology, Hutchison 3G Austria, said, "The decision to upgrade our data centers with high-performance routers from Huawei has paid off immediately. This was due to the rapid deployment and implementation of new technology and services, combined with the smooth handling of the changeover by Huawei's team of experts, which meant that we did not encounter any network down time whatsoever."

The changeover to the new Huawei IP core routers began at the end of January and was completed in late April, without any interruption to service, according to Huawei.

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