From the SIP Trunking Experts

October 25, 2013

Huawei's NE5000E is First Router to Pass Full-Loading 400G 6.4T Test

By Ed Silverstein SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Huawei’s NE5000E core router is the first router to have passed a full-loading 400G 6.4T test given by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC).

The NetEngine 5000E cluster is used in Internet backbone, Internet bearing network, Internet data center and metro core. It is widely regarded in the sector as being flexible and uses In-service Hardware Expansion.

The recent EANTC test results showed that the NE5000E saw zero packet loss when forwarding 125 trillion packets. Also, power use was as low as 8106 W. That is one-half of the average found in the sector. In addition, the NE5000E saw a BGP convergence time of 130,000 routes/s. That is three times quicker than the average found in the sector. During the test, the NE5000E had 400G line cards and had 32 100GE, 10 40GE, and 280 10GE ports. It also used 6.4 Terabits/s throughput in a single 42HE router chassis, using less than 9 kW of energy.

“Huawei's new LPUF-400 line cards for the NE5000E worked great in our test,” Carsten Rossenhoevel, managing director of EANTC, added in a statement. “Our in-depth test confirmed Huawei's claims of extraordinary performance, reliability, services and power efficiency.”

The test equipment vendor, Spirent, employed a high-density, testing platform, the SPT- N11U, for the test. Also, EANTC employed methods which mirrored realistic scenarios found in carrier networks. The test reviewed features, performance, power consumption and reliability, the company said.

Looking globally, Huawei’s NE5000E 400G routers are used by such carriers as TRUE and DTAC of Thailand, and Mobily of Saudi Arabia, the company said. In addition, the NE5000E is well thought of by sector analysts. Infonetics recently ranked the NE5000E in second-place in the carrier market.

And when reviewing the recent testing results, Gai Gang, president of the Huawei Carrier IP Product Line, said, “The test well demonstrated Huawei's leadership in the era of 400G routers. Huawei will continue to work with EANTC and Spirent to promote the commercial use of 400G routers.”

Edited by Stefania Viscusi
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