Huawei releases Next-Generation Universal Transport solution for smart grids

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Huawei and Kenya Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. recently unveiled a comprehensive analysis of the key factors of power transmission and transformation service bearing, backbone communications capability building, network infrastructure resource monetization, and a continuous profit-making business model.

The rapid expansion of the global power grid is driving a spike in the construction of power transmission and transformation networks that have greater requirements for more types of service and higher bandwidth.

Traditional low-speed services such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and relay protection will continue to exist for a long time, providing high levels of security. Against this backdrop, it is essential to ensure the ongoing high reliability of the power transmission and transformation network. In addition, an increasing number of electric power companies are leveraging rich network resources to explore new services.

Hon. James Rege, CBS, Chairman of Kenya Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd., speaking during the occasion said, “Kenya’s power transmission network is expanding rapidly. With the fast development of digitalization and need for business monetization, there is an exponential growth in demand for backbone bearing network bandwidth. Hence, electric power companies need a bandwidth solution that caters to long-term growth evolution and flexibility in capacity expansion.”

“The OSN 1800 V, a next-generation smart grid universal transport flagship solution, not only supports immense bandwidth and MS-OTN features, but also innovatively integrates multiple functions such as the WDM, MPLS-TP, SDH, and PCM.” Hon. Rege.

Joe Zhou, vice president, Huawei Transport Network Product Line expressed that the application of Huawei Next-Generation Universal Transport Solution for Smart Grid will  unleash optical fiber capabilities and provide reliable assurance for smart grid construction and development, as well as continuous operation for value growth.

“The electric power industry has special requirements. For example, there are high transmission interface and performance requirements – including delay and jitter – associated with the transmission of relay protection signals on the power transmission and transformation network. After years of application, PCM devices with low-speed interfaces and SDH-based physical hard pipe technology have proven to be the most suitable technologies and cannot be replaced by other technologies. It is evident that the MS-OTN is the best solution for bandwidth acceleration and network value addition,” said Zhou.

Looking ahead, Huawei will continue to provide customers with leading optical transmission network solutions, innovate technologies based on customer requirements, and work with industry partners to promote network cloudification and digital transformation.

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