Speed trial hits 1 Terabit per second

HuaweiThe dream of a digital generation are a step closer to reality following a successful trial by Proximus and Huawei. A joint test on a the Belgium telco’s network has resulted in speeds over an optical signal of up to one Terabits per second (Tbps). This is equivalent to the transmission of 33 HD films in a single second.

The trial is the first outcome of the partnership on innovation that Proximus and Huawei engaged in January.It is the first time worldwide that this Huawei technology has been tested with an operator.

The purpose of the test was to determine whether this technology can be integrated into the core network, to anticipate the constant and growing customers demand for more bandwidth. Its success shows that the Proximus future optical backbone with a capacity of 200Gbps channels, can quickly and efficiently, thanks to this Huawei technology, evolve to 400Gbps channels and even 1Tbps super channels in the future. By reusing the existing optical platform, chassis and slot, the transmission capacity of the core network links can be upgraded from 16Tbps to 20Tbps.

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