Huawei releases new metro-net range

Network infrastructure provider Huawei has launched a new line of metro Ethernet switches, aimed at service providers.

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By  Eliot Beer Published  July 6, 2006

Network infrastructure provider Huawei has launched a new line of metro Ethernet switches, aimed at service providers. “Huawei’s Quidway CX series switches are a new generation of convergence and access switches designed to address the carrier-class features of the metro Ethernet,” said Wang Jiading, vice president for Huawei Technologies, Middle East and North Africa region. “Some of the key benefits include delivering increased protection, reliability, a high level of security, and easy management in addressing service requirements for next generation networks, 3G, and broadband access, among others.” Huawei says its new Quidway CX switches are the first in their class to cover the core, convergence and access layers. The switches also contain high numbers of redundant components, giving lower failure rates for demanding situations. The Metro Ethernet Forum has awarded the new Huawei switches Carrier Ethernet Certification. Huawei says this demonstrates the high level of reliability and capacity of its Quidway CX range. “The launch of this new generation of switches reflects Huawei’s R&D effort in the integration of IP and telecom networks, and its focus on developing technologies to facilitate the transformation to internet protocol (IP) based networks,” said Wang. “Comprehensive IP network solutions that can adequately meet key requirements of telecom users for reliability, security and manageability is the need of the hour. “As an industry leader in IP technology, Huawei has answered the call with the carrier-class metro Ethernet switches which address issues of service operation, network planning, network protocol and equipment capability to help operators move up the telecom industry value chain.” Research firm Infonetics predicts the metro Ethernet market will grow by 27% year on year, reaching US$7.7bn by 2008.

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