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India deploys first commercial 100G DWDM network

Posted: 14 May 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:OTN  100G DWDM  Optical Backbone Network 

India's Idea Cellular, in cooperation with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, has commercially deployed the country's first 100G DWDM network in Idea's Optical Backbone Network. This deployment is to enhance network capacity and robustness by many folds, Idea said.

The equipment supplied by Huawei support 80 channels with capacity of each channel as 100G at spacing of 50GHz.

Idea had deployed Phase-I of the pan-India, OTN-based DWDM network ready for all IP, on its backbone Network in 2011 based on Huawei supplied system. Based on the Optical Transport Network (OTN) technology, the network is future-proof intelligent network, which provides switching at right level for high speed traffic, Idea noted. As the OTN technology is service agnostic, so the network is compatible with traditional TDM traffic and future oriented high speed data traffic.

As part of Phase-II of optical backbone network in 2013, Idea has now deployed 100G DWDM system, releasing its advantages over 10G or 40G. The DWDM equipment supplied by Huawei support 80 channels hence now the backbone network is ready with 8Tb/s transport capacity.

"Huawei's 100G solution uses cutting-edge technologies such as coherent WDM, HD-FEC, ASON and OTN. This DWDM network gives high performance for ultra-long-haul 100G transmission, and ASON technology makes backbone network intelligent and resilient to multiple fibre cuts." said by Chandan Kumar, Dy. Director of Huawei's fixed network solutions sales.

"With 100G DWDM system, having OTN based ASON in backbone optical network; Idea is geared up for the data explosion in coming years. Idea has always been leading in new technologies' deployment and this is one more example of the same." said Anil Tandon, CTO of Idea Cellular.

"Huawei is a pioneer in the transport network field and has deployed 100G networks for more than 70 operators worldwide. According to consultancy firm Ovum, Huawei ranked No. 1 in the global optical network, WDM/OTN, 100G and 40G network markets, as of Q4 2012 and This is the first commercial deployment of 100G based DWDM network in India and the first deployment of OTN based Automatic Switch Optical Network (ASON) for 100G DWDM network, in the world" said Cai liqun, CEO of Huawei India.





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