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Huawei released 800G optical module

2020-06-11 23:10:35Source:CIOE

A few days ago, the United States increase sanctions against Chinese companies such as Huawei, claiming that any use of U.S. technology will be subject to U.S. regulation, ready to ban TSMC for Huawei OEMs and lower the U.S. technology content standards to 10%.

In response, Huawei responded with two press conferences. One is the previous Consumer BG online, which unveiled a number of new hardware, including the Mate Xs, a folding screen phone, and the Huawei Mobile Service (HMS), which will be Huawei's way out of the Google Mobile Service (GMS) constraint.

The other launch did not aim at the consumers, but it was significant.


According to Huawei's official press release, Huawei released its latest 5G network solutions during a product and solution launch in London, including a range of products including minimalist RAN, intelligent IP networks, ultra-wide transport networks, green connectivity and AI-enabled end-to-end 5G services.

Song Peng, president of Huawei's BG Marketing and Solutions Sales Department, called it "the best 5G network solution”.

"It is the most extensive 5G commercial deployment experience, the most complete 5G product line, the most advanced Massive MIMO algorithm, and the most comprehensive energy-saving solution.

It is also the industry's only ultra-broadband solution, the industry's only Blade AAU, the industry's only millisecond dynamic spectrum sharing commercial capability, the industry's only NSA/SA dual-stack architecture commercial support, the industry's only end-to-end super uplink commercial support, the industry's only end-to-end slicing commercial support."


Song Peng, president of Huawei's BG Marketing and Solutions Sales Department

The minimalist RAN includes the industry's lightest third-generation Massive MIMO, the most integrated Blade AAU, and the industry's leading generation of 400MHz ultra-broadband AAU solutions.

In smart IP networks, Huawei is the first in the industry to support a possible commitment to SLAs.

On Green Connect, Huawei's 5G AAU uses a highly integrated self-developed chip that could reduce power consumption by more than 15 percent.

AI enables the Power Star solution to achieve multi-standard, multi-band synergy and further reduce power consumption by 15% to 20% across the network, effectively reducing power consumption at 5G sites.

In addition, Huawei has introduced AI to the full lifecycle management of 5G.


In particular, Huawei also released the industry's first 800G tunable ultra high-speed optical module for ultra-wide transmission network.


The 5G era will bring a surge in network traffic. Users' demand for video service quality and experience is constantly increasing, while the length of time users spent watching video is increasing, which leds to a dramatic increase in network traffic. By 2023, global network traffic will reach 4,300,000 PB, nearly 3 times that of 2019, according to Omdia’s forecast.

The global optical network is currently moving rapidly from 100G to higher speeds of 200G/400G. Analysts believe that Huawei's release of the 800G optical module is designed to help operators meet the bandwidth challenges of future 5G networks.

On the road of high-end optical device replacement, the leading company has more advantages in research and development strength and talent reserve, and is expected to become the backbone of leading industrial upgrading.

It is reported that the 800G module adopts Huawei's self-developed oDSP chip, and the supporting chip is mainly used for optical conversion of fiber communication. Huawei claims that the 800G module has three key capabilities:


The 800G optical module will be used in the full range of Huawei OptiXtrans optical transmission products, covering backbone transmission, metro transmission, data center interconnection and other application scenarios, significantly improving the transmission performance of optical networks and further reducing the cost of single-bit transmission, Huawei said.


It is reported that according to the World Semiconductor Trade Association (WSTS) classification standards, the global semiconductor industry is subdivided into four areas: integrated circuits, optoelectronics, discrete devices, sensors. Traditional CPU, GPU and memory chips belong to integrated circuits while optical chips are optoelectronic devices. Optoelectronics takes up 7% to 10% of the world semiconductor industry.

Among them, Huawei's communication equipment uses mainly optoelectronic communication chips, which are used to complete the conversion of optoelectronic signals. They are the core communication devices.

There is a large number of optical chips in the core switching network equipment, WDM equipment and the soon-to-be-popular 5G equipment of carriers. In the core construction of routers, base stations, transmission systems, access networks and other optical networks, the cost of optical devices accounts for more than 60%.

As a result, back in 2012, Huawei acquired the world's leading photonics research laboratory, he East of England Development Agency's (EEDA) Centre for Integrated Photonics (CIP). And in 2013, it acquired Caliopa, a Belgian optical module research and development company mainly engaged in silicon photonics technology for the data communications and telecommunications markets, to layout the optical chip industry. Early in 2019, Huawei also announced that it would establish an optical chip factory in the UK to enter the European and American markets.

Last year, in an interview with the BBC, Zhengfei Ren said with some pride, "Now we can make 800G optical chips, the world can't do it, the United States is still far from it."

It is reported that as of now, competitors such as Ericsson and Nokia can only provide 400G modules, and 600G modules are still under development. The release of the 800G module will further consolidate Huawei's advantage in 5G.

While releasing the new 5G solution, Huawei also announced the latest 5G performance: "According to reports, as of the end of 2019, 62 operators in 34 countries around the world have officially announced 5G commercial usage. Huawei supports 41 of them. Accounted for two thirds.

In addition, Huawei has currently won 91 5G commercial contracts, and 5G Massive MIMO has been shipped more than 600,000 sets, ranking first in the world. "Facts are communicated to the outside world that Huawei has not been overwhelmed by US sanctions." Although Huawei has been under constant pressure from the outside world, the facts speak louder than words. The commercial competitiveness of Huawei ’s 5G products and solutions has now gained recognition of most operators. "

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