China Telecom and Huawei Deploy World’s first five terabits per second cluster router system

Huawei and China Telecom today announced the successful commercial deployment of the world’s first five terabits per second (Tb/s) cluster router system on the operator’s metropolitan area network in Xi’an. With the traffic of 3G services and multi-media applications continuing to grow rapidly, Shaanxi Telecom has successfully upgraded the capacity of its existing Huawei cluster router of 2.56Tb/s to 5Tb/s (4 cluster line-card chassis each with 1.28Tb/s capacity and 2 cluster central chassis configuration) without service interruption and hardware replacements.

The successful deployment of the 5Tb/s cluster router system will enable Shaanxi Telecom to address customer demand for high bandwidths, and will also provide a solid foundation for future network evolution.