Orange, Huawei Complete Pilot Deployment of 400G Wavelength WDM Link with AI-based Tools for O&M

Orange, Huawei Complete Pilot Deployment of 400G Wavelength WDM Link with AI-based Tools for O&M Image Credit: Volff/

Orange Spain and Huawei recently completed their first pilot deployment of a 400G/wavelength WDM link in Orange network.

Orange Spain will also use AI-based tools to help and enhance their Operation and Maintenance in the Optical Domain while providing the foundation towards Automation in its Transport Network.

Orange Spain is a leading telecom operator in Spain, providing high-quality fixed and mobile communication services to its customers. Currently, Orange Spain optical FTTH network has reached 14 million households, leading FTTH net adds for the last 3 years. Orange Spain has been also leading 4G customers in Spain from the beginning of 4G network deployment, with 10 million customers choosing Orange Spain’s 4G network for their mobile services.

Moreover, Orange Spain has been investing in infrastructure networks for a long time and has continuously innovated on network technologies. In 2018, Orange Spain and Huawei jointly took the lead in building the North-East Ring 200G network system. 

Manuel Sanchez, Network Planning Director, Orange Spain
Based on the new 400G/wavelength and AI-based Intelligence O&M technologies, Orange has confidence in providing high-quality connections to accommodate the yearly increasing traffic growth and to prepare the network for future evolutions such as 5G.

Richard Jin, President of Huawei Transmission & Access Product Line
The successful pilot deployment of 400G/wavelength and testing of Optical Intelligence (OI) are the full verification of Huawei's Optical Networking 2.0 solution.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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