Etisalat-Huawei complete OXC trial for transportation industry

Etisalat, the UAE-based telecommunications services provider, has worked with Huawei to complete the first trial of compact all-optical cross-connect (OXC) for the transport industry, enhancing connectivity and speed and delivering cutting-edge technology that promises to simplify optical architecture to build future networks.

The ‘OptiXtrans series OSN 9800 P32C’ trial cements Etisalat’s leading position in innovative technology for transport networks and promotes application of the OXC solution.

An OXC is a device used by telecom carriers to switch high-speed optical signals in a fiber optic network, such as an optical mesh network. The cutting-edge technology will help reconstruct and simplify optical layer architecture to build a future-oriented network infrastructure. This solution will significantly improve network scalability, shorten time to market (TTM) for new services, and reduce operations and maintenance (O&M) costs.

Simon Lu, President of Huawei Transmission Network, commented, “This is an innovative solution that will redefine and simplify the methodology to develop the optical layer in the transport industry. Huawei will continue to carry out technological innovation and research to provide Etisalat with intelligent, simplified, and ultra-broadband all-optical transmission ON2.0 solutions, helping Etisalat to achieve business success.”

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