Huawei, Corning Demo 100G Transmission over 3000 KM ULH

Huawei has partnered with Corning to demonstrate a 3,000 km Ultra Long-Haul (ULH) transmission of 100G coherent Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) technology. The demonstration took place at the Society of Cable and Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Chinese telecom equipment maker demonstrated 100 Gbps single wavelength coherent technology based on the Corning SMF-28 ULL optical fibre. Corning makes fibre optics and glass for TVs and tablet devices.

The company said that the 100 Gbps technology, which is compliant with the Optical Interoperability Forum, comes with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms and next generation Forward Error Correction (FEC).

The technology will allow service providers to maintain the rising demand for bandwidth and extend the reach of their network by 35-40 percent, Huawei said.

"As video content and business services drive bandwidth requirements for cable operators, Huawei has developed industry leading 100 Gbps technology to minimizing their total cost of ownership, energy consumption, and telecommunications footprint," said Reg Wilcox, Vice President of Network Marketing for Huawei Technologies USA.

"The ultra low-loss optical fibres provided by Corning help operators extend the reach of optical networks without compromising the data rate, allowing considerable savings to be made in the provisioning of amplification in the backbone of the network," he added.

Huawei also demonstrated 40 Gbps solutions at 50 GHz channel spacing, it was revealed.