Telefonica and Huawei announce industry’s first SDN IP+ Optical field trial with commercial traffic in Peru
Telefonica and Huawei have jointly announced a successful migration of commercial user traffic over an SDN IP+Optical trial network in Peru.
The success of the SDN based Network resulted in Telefonica’s SDN team issuing a certification to Huawei to celebrate the service migration and carrying. This is the industry’s first SDN IP+Optical trial network with real traffic. Based on its SDN architecture, Huawei can help Telefonica improve operation efficiency and significantly reduce OPEX. At the same time, Telefonica verified the commercial ability of Huawei’s SDN solution in WAN/Backbone domain by this successful field trial.
An IP+optical transmission backbone, as the infrastructure of operator networks, plays an important role in service transmission and is complex in structure. Simplifying the IP+Optical network architecture to improve efficiency is the focus of Telefonica strategy. To achieve this goal, Telefonica chose Huawei’s SDN IP+Optical synergy solution for joint innovation and practice. Both parties conducted the prototype testing, FOA verification, and live network testing with actual traffic over the solution. The process marks a milestone of SDN IP+Optical solution development from scratch to commercial deployment. Telefonica and Huawei will continue to promote the IP+Optical solution in large-scale commercial use.
“SDN is the enabler to reconstruct network architecture in the future,” said Pedro Planas, CTO of Telefonica de Peru,” With SDN, we can quickly develop more innovative services to meet various customer requirements and improve our competitive position in Peru’s telecom market. The successful deployment of the SDN IP+Optical network demonstrates Huawei’s strengths in SDN commercialisation. We look forward to further successes in our follow-up cooperation.”
With Huawei’s SDN IP+Optical solution, Huawei provides cross-layer traffic visualisation, fast cross-layer connection establishment, service-driven automatic resource coordination, and cross-layer service protection. These features significantly improve operation efficiency and service deployment agility. In the meantime, Huawei’s professional services such as the multi-layer planning tool and GNEEC 1:1 image are helping Telefonica plan the network efficiently, ensuring successful deployment of the SDN based network.
“We are honored to provide Telefonica with our commercial SDN solution to support IP+Optical synergy and network traffic optimisation,” said Zha Jun, president of Huawei Fixed Network Product Line. “The long-term partnership between Telefonica and Huawei is helping propel rapid development of the SDN industry. Huawei will continue to improve its innovative SDN solutions, helping Telefonica achieve business success.”
At present, Huawei has gained more than 30 SDN commercial projects in scenarios including data center, WAN, government and enterprise private line, and MAN edge. Huawei continuously optimises SDN solutions through overhauling architecture and breakthroughs with key technologies, which build bridges to SDN commercialisation. Together with its partners in the industry ecosystem, Huawei promotes SDN industrial development and new business opportunities.
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