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du and Huawei partners to advance Mobile Network for UAE

Huawei Mobile Network

Huawei and UAE-based telecommunications major, du announces the launch of commercial Transport Software-Defined Network (T-SDN) on the host network. This innovation by du follows a string of improvements in the region such as the deployment of the first 400G OTN network in the Middle East. du witnesses a vigorous increase in service traffic through big data, leading to new challenges in harnessing this data.

To migrate the traditional network to a Data-Center based SDN host network, the T-SDN network, a Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) application is deployed between data centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

By constructing a T-SDN network with Huawei, du claims to have achieved accelerated service connections while fully utilizing network resources. The BoD (Bandwidth on Demand) service provided by the T-SDN network helps implement more flexible Data-Center service scheduling and greatly improves user experience while managing services through effective bandwidth optimization and interval of time. In addition, the T-SDN network provides functions such as intelligent optical-layer commissioning, fault simulation, and centralized route computation, which significantly streamline network operation and facilitate future automated network operation.

Key benefits of T-SDN for du:

  • Centralised command
  • Programmable and automatic control of network
  • Rapid failure handling and management
  • Optimised call routing and call management, better utilisation

Jasim AlAwadi, Vice President – Network Infrastructure and Services, du said, “The introduction of T-SDN adds to many of our others firsts and accomplishments on the network front in the UAE. The T-SDN network jointly deployed with Huawei will effectively enable us to streamline network O&M and accelerate service provisioning.”

“The successful deployment of du’s T-SDN network is an important milestone in host network evolution. It fully releases network potential and provides assurance for accelerating carrier service provisioning and improving user experience,” said Gao Ji, President of the Huawei transport network product line.”

The launch of T-SDN commercially marks the arrival of du into SDN era, which provides reference for a future network-wide SDN network transformation.

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