SCTE: Huawei shows off cable portfolio, including 100G/400G core transport

Michelle Clancy | 19-10-2012

Chinese infrastructure powerhouse Huawei is showcasing a range of solutions tailored for Cable MSOs at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, taking place 17-19 October in Orlando, including its 100G/400G core optical transport products and its new EPoC/DPoE portfolio.

To the latter point, Huawei will be showing off a prototype demo of the EPoC, as well as the company's end-to-end DPoE network solutions that share the same foundation as the EPoC platform.

Also on view is the NE40E+ATN backhaul hardware, which features reduced power, high density and 10GigE to 100GigE interfaces for both backhaul and commercial deployments supporting extensive OAM for SLA guarantees.

It also has a live demo for its RCS platform for unifying phone, wireless and television set-top boxes (STBs) on a single platform inside the home.

For commercial applications, the company's SMB voice solution provides applications like Centrex, video conferencing and convergent communications, specifically for MSO operations.

In terms of green energy, Huawei's rectifiers offer the highest levels of efficiencies and densities coupled with the lowest noise levels—critical elements for today's tight data center space.

"Huawei has a deep and strong ecosystem of globally-leading technology solutions to help provide cost-effective upgradeable end-to-end solutions to the MSO market," said Ron Pitcock, GM of Huawei's MSO business organization. "Additionally, Huawei's solutions are created with network operations in mind, enabling performance-tracking and SLA guarantees, which are critical for competitive success in the commercial segments for an MSO operator."

As part of the focus on Digital Video 2.0, Huawei will feature its Cable Experience Lab project, an ongoing multi-vendor project aimed at business model innovation. The current work includes a reference architecture designed to fully integrate the home network with the service-enabler "cloud" and to treat all people, devices, and personas within the household under the same service umbrella.