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With the announcement in April 2015 of its NE9000 core router and the addition of a 2Tbps line card to its existing NE5000E, Huawei continues to demonstrate its commitment to an innovation strategy by pushing past competitors in core router capacity.


  • When deployed with the new 2Tbps line cards, the NE5000E will be capable of providing up to 256 100GE ports in a single chassis, more than any competing product in the market.

Features and Benefits

  • Presents options for high-density 100GE ports on competing routers.
  • Discusses the role of new NPUs in supporting 2Tbps line cards.

Key questions answered

  • How does Huawei deliver 2Tbps of port capacity on a router line card?
  • What optical MSA form factor is gaining acceptance for very-high-density 100GE applications?

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  • Summary
  • Huawei advances its innovation strategy with 2Tbps line cards
  • Achieving faceplate density with QSFP28
  • New NPU enables increase in line card bandwidth


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