Huawei’s NetEngine 8000 Series routers received the “Global Service Router New Product Innovation Leadership Award” from Frost & Sullivan, a renowned consulting firm, at the Excellence in Best Practices Awards Gala. The NetEngine 8000 series is the industry’s first router that provides a capacity of 14.4T per slot, which is 1.5 times the industry average.
This award recognizes Huawei’s contributions to product innovation in the newly launched NetEngine 8000 series routers, which provide an all-scenario unified platform that features SRv6-powered intelligent connections, and AI-boosted intelligent operations and maintenance (O&M).
The IP bearer network is the foundation of various digital services such as mobile, home, and private line in the 5G and cloud era. Nevertheless, the IP bearer network faces many challenges in terms of large capacity, multi-network convergence, service-level agreement (SLA) assurance, and efficient O&M. But NetEngine 8000 series applies to metro core, aggregation, DC gateway, and international gateway scenarios. The 4-in-1 platform for all scenarios greatly simplifies network node deployment and complexity. All NetEngine 8000 series routers support network slicing, multi-service bearing, and one network for multiple purposes. SRv6 enables automated connections across domains, service provisioning within minutes, and one-hop access to the cloud.
Huawei launched the industry’s first intelligent metro router for 5G at the MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress 2019 in Paris in April 2019 to meet what is expected to be a huge demand for 5G ready solutions. According to research from GSMA, by 2025 there will be 1.3 billion 5G users and 1.36 billion 5G mobile devices worldwide, with 40% 5G network coverage. Gartner forecasts that the number of global IoT connections will reach 2.5 billion by 2021.
According to Frost & Sullivan, ubiquitous services in the 5G and cloud era bring uncertainty to metro network traffic and direction. Vendors need to continuously innovate to help operators provide new services in a faster and more reliable manner. After analyzing the advantages of Huawei’s NetEngine 8000 series in technologies and products, research and development (R&D) capabilities, industry leadership, as well as brand influence, Frost & Sullivan determined that the series consists of outstanding intelligent metro routers.
Hank Chen, President of Huawei’s Service Router Domain, commented, “Huawei has engaged in router R&D since 1995. After more than two decades of continuous investment, Huawei established itself as a leading intelligent IP network provider. The NetEngine 8000 series large-capacity new platform continues to lead in the service router field. Huawei actively promotes the implementation of SRv6 standards at Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and cooperates with operators to accelerate the development of the industry and commercial use of SRv6. Huawei also explores new O&M fields to help improve operators’ intelligent and automated proactive O&M capabilities.”
The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award is designed to recognize companies that demonstrate outstanding achievements or display remarkable performance in leadership, technical innovation, customer service, and strategic product R&D in the global or domain market. Senior analysts compare and evaluate vendors through in-depth interviews, analysis, and research to determine the industry’s best practice award winners. The NetEngine 8000 series won the award in the service router field, indicating that the industry authority recognizes its leadership.