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TMCNet:  HKBN Toughens Network with Huawei's Latest NE9000 Core Router

[October 11, 2017]

HKBN Toughens Network with Huawei's Latest NE9000 Core Router

HONG KONG, Oct. 11,�2017 /PRNewswire/ --�Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited ("HKBN" or "Company") announced today it has opted to deploy NetEngine 9000 ("NE9000") core router, a next generation core network backbone solution developed by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), to support its rapidly growing residential telecom business. With a capacity estimated at 6 times that of the Company's previous network equipment, NE9000 promises to meet HKBN's business development needs for the next 5 to 10 years. HKBN is perfectly positioned to deliver reliable ultra-high speed network connectivity for its customers in the face of soaring demand for 4K OTT entertainment, online gaming and Internet of Things applications.

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HKBN is the world's first telecom operator to use Huawei NE9000. The core router posts leading-edge performance in equipment capacity, expandability and energy efficiency. It comes with 4Tbps line card capabilities, 80Tbps per chassis which greatly increases the equipment capacity on the live network, and is capable of supporting 8Tbps line card in the future. In line with more eco-friendly performance, the NE9000 delivers high energy efficiency at only 0.4W/G, representing an energy consumption reduction by two-third. It also effectively cuts down the forwarding costs, allowing HKBN to continue to provide Internet service at very competitive prices. After an initial series of rigorous testing, NE9000 is currently used to deploy services for HKBN's residential business.

HKBN CTO and Co-Owner Gary McLaren said, "As a leading innovator in Hong Kong's telecom industry, HKBN is not only fulfilling customer needs today, but is also ready for the future. There's no doubt that as 4K entertainment, Internet of Things and 5G netwoks and more continue to evolve, HKBN is at the forefront to lead the Hong Kong's fibre broadband market and bring customers the best-in-class connectivity experience. We are pleased with the overall performance of NE9000, and we find Huawei's programme delivery, operation, maintenance and support services very comprehensive and competitive."

Huawei President of Router & Carrier Ethernet Product Line Jeffrey Gao said, "The Huawei NE9000 is the industry's largest core router platform which accelerates the innovation for high-end router technologies and network architecture. The Huawei NE9000 platform offers the operator a powerful forwarding capacity, high reliability and multi-service integrated bearer with low power consumption." He said, "Huawei is delighted to work with HKBN to deliver exceptional video and data services to HKBN's customers through its intelligent and efficient router network."

About Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited

Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited is a subsidiary of HKBN Group ("HKBN" or "The Group"). HKBN Group is Hong Kong's largest provider of residential high speed fibre broadband (symmetrical 100Mbps to 1,000Mbps) services by number of subscriptions, and a fast growing enterprise solutions provider. The Group offers a full range of telecommunications solutions for both the residential and enterprise markets, encompassing broadband and Wi-Fi network services, cloud solutions, data connectivity, data facilities, system integration, mobile services, entertainment and voice communications. HKBN owns an extensive fibre network in Hong Kong, which covers over 2.2 million residential homes passed, representing approximately 81% of Hong Kong's total residential units, and more than 2,300 commercial buildings. HKBN embraces "Make our Hong Kong a Better Place to Live" as its core purpose, and takes great pride in developing its Talents into a competitive advantage. The Group is managed by around 340 Co-Owners who have invested their own savings to buy HKBN shares, representing the majority of supervisory and management level Talents in the Group. HKBN Group is part of HKBN Ltd. (SEHK Stock Code: 1310).

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. As a responsible and robust business player, innovative information society enabler, and cooperative industry contributor, Huawei is committed to building a Better Connected World. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across carrier, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing domains. Huawei's 180,000 employees worldwide create maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company that is fully owned by its employees. For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com or follow us on:

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SOURCE Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


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