• The trial was conducted over a 1,040 kilometre fibre link using an advanced 'Flexgrid' infrastructure with Huawei's Optical Switch Node OSN 9800 platform.
  • Particular attention has been paid to the role of access networks in increasing speed, such as 4G in a mobile context and fibre for broadband. However, the core network will be increasingly important in addressing bandwidth requirements.
  • The Huawei-Proximus trial falls short of Alcatel-Lucent and BT's trial last year, which achieved 1.4 Tbps.

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