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Orange and Huawei perform Spain network test using AI

Orange and Huawei have successfully completed the first pilot deployment of a 400Gbps DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) link in Spain, using innovative AI-based tools to enhance their optical operations and maintenance, while providing the foundation towards automation in the transport network.

Orange Spain has been innovating in network technology for many years and, in 2018, Huawei helped it build the sector-leading North-East Ring 200G network system. The latest pilot deployment of 400G/wavelength, and AI test of Optical Line Health Prediction, reflects the companies’ continuous evolution and innovation in the optical network field.

"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,” said Richard Jin, President of Huawei Transmission & Access Product Line. “In the future, we will keep on supporting Orange Spain in coping with service challenges in the 5G era to achieve its business success."

Manuel Sánchez, Network Planning Director at Orange Spain, commented: "This joint test is very important for Orange. We have been seeking for technological innovation to efficiently and reliably expand our network bearing capabilities, thereby providing the best service for customers. 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."