Huawei’s NE9000 Core Router Wins iF Industry Product Design Award

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The FINANCIAL — At the 2017 iF Product Design Awards held recently in Germany, Huawei’s next-generation NetEngine9000 (NE9000) core router out performed over 5500 other entries from 59 countries worldwide and won the iF product design award.

The NE9000 series core routers are Huawei’s next-generation flagship core routers, which follow Huawei’s new device design. The NE9000 core router supports a single-chassis port capacity of up to 80Tbps, the highest in the industry, and can be expanded to a capacity of 160Tbps in a standard 19 inch cabinet. The power module of the NE9000 core router is designed to support configurations based on customer requirements, as well as to ensure easy deployment. In addition, the NE9000 core router delivers the cutting-edge reliability technology, through device-level protection with a passive backplane design in which all key components support hot swapping and hot backup, satisfying core network node reliability requirements, according to Huawei.

The NE9000 core router is designed with the direct frontal air flow which enables efficient cooling despite its high board and port density. Thanks to board cooling and chip energy-saving technologies, the power consumption of the router is reduced to 0.4W/G, half the industry average, ensuring the long term performance of the router and thus significantly reducing the operators’ CAPEX.

On top of its super capacity, NE9000 core router presents a user-friendly design with its cable management system made of flexible hooks. This simple but smart innovation allows users to quickly and safely deploy fiber cables in the cable management channels.

Huawei’s NE9000 core routers can efficiently meet operators’ requirements on capacity, reliability, and energy efficiency. Going forwards, Huawei will continue to accelerate innovation into advanced routing technologies, and to help operators to achieve long-term, sustainable network development and business success.

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Germany’s iF Product Design Award is one of the world’s four most famous and important design awards, known as the Oscars of the design world. Since 1953, the awards have been recognized as the global benchmark in design excellence. This year, each award winner was selected from the potential candidates by a jury of almost 60 respected experts from more than 20 countries, after undergoing an assessment making sure that it met the award’s exacting standards in the fields of design, user experience, and innovation.


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