Huawei builds 10,000 kms National Long Distance backbone for VSNL
• Mandate to Huawei includes managed services, a first in India amongst fixed network operators
• Backbone network spans over 100 cities
• Network backbone to deliver high quality multi-play, multimedia broadband services to customers
Huawei Telecommunications India, the Indian subsidiary of Huawei, a global leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators worldwide today announced that it has built a 10,000km optical transmission National Long Distance backbone for the Tata Group owned VSNL, the world’s largest provider of wholesale International voice services.
The backbone network spread across India spanning over 100 cities has been built using Huawei’s state-of-the-art Next Generation DWDM products & solution based on its Super WDM platform. In its fully equipped state, the offered Super WDM system is capable of providing bandwidth of the order of 1.6 Terabits. The project mandate for Huawei also includes provision of Managed Services - a first in India by any fixed network operator. Huawei landed this project for turnkey supply of 10Gb, Multi-reach, Ultra Long Haul DWDM optical transmission equipment in July 2006.
According to Mr. M R Madhusudhan, Head-Network Global Operations VSNL,“A competent technical evaluation authority appointed by VSNL successfully carried out rigorous validation and testing of the Super WDM equipment over a prolonged period before clearing its large scale deployment. We are delighted with the performance of the DWDM equipment from Huawei as it has not only reduced the capital and operating expenditure but has also significantly enhanced the reliability and availability of the network while providing for investment protection. We expect this network backbone to deliver high quality multi-play, multimedia broadband services to all our end customers”
In his comments, Mr. Max Yang, Managing Director, Huawei Telecommunications India said, ”The delivery of the network today marks a big milestone for Huawei in India and reiterates the value we bring to operators across environments and our ability to help our customers achieve improved operational efficiencies. We will be investing further in expanding our R&D in optical network solutions in India to meet the growing demand.”
Added Mr. Ramdev Sharma, Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Telecommunications India, ”In an era of intense competition among operators, “Super WDM” technology is crucial as it allows carriers like VSNL to improve their network reliability and availability, have faster time to market, enjoy investment protection and, above all, enhance their operational efficiencies The DWDM product supplied to VSNL is among the most innovative and advanced in the industry known for it’s feature-rich capabilities including various kinds of IP data services, GMPLS control plane and Automatically Switched Optical Network complying to ITU defined OTN standards”.
According to Ovum-RHK, a leading global telecom research firm, Huawei has emerged as the largest supplier of Multi-Reach, Ultra Long Haul DWDM optical networking gear globally in 2006. Since 2001, Huawei has consistently maintained and consolidated its leadership position in the Asia Pacific Region Optical Network market.
Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), a member of the US$29 billion Tata Group, is a leading global communications company offering next-generation voice, data and value-added services to enterprises, carriers and retail consumers. Voted the Best Wholesale Service Provider at the World Communications Awards, 2006, VSNL is one of the world’s largest providers of wholesale international voice services and operates one of the largest global submarine cable networks. VSNL’s customer base includes 1500 Global Carriers, 450 Mobile Operators, 10,000 Enterprises, 500,000 Broadband and Internet subscribers and 300 Wi-Fi public hotspots. Rated amongst the Top 100 Emerging Global Challengers by the Boston Consulting Group, VSNL has offices in over 35 countries including the USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and India. VSNL’s global transmission network of over 200,000 route kilometers and its IP core with 200 points of presence, enable a range of services that include voice, private leased circuits, IP VPN, Internet access, global Ethernet, hosting, mobile signaling and other IP services. Its’ philosophy of Business Rich is meant to empower its’ customers in achieving enhanced value in their global businesses. VSNL is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange & National Stock Exchange of India and its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
About Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd
As a global leader in next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, Huawei Technologies is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei’s products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 31 of the world’s top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide.