Metaswitch today announced an expansion of its ten-year technology relationship with Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, to include licensing of DC-PCE, Metaswitch’s Path Computation Element software.
Metaswitch’s DC-PCE, along with its GMPLS software previously licensed to Huawei, provides the key building blocks for Huawei’s Unified Control Plane, which powers the software for its SingleBackbone network architecture. Huawei’s SingleBackbone solution enables the convergence of IP and optical networks, which dramatically improves network efficiency and reliability while lowering operational costs and provisioning times.
“The control plane plays an important role in our IP & OTN Synergy strategy,” said Daniel Xiong, vice president of research and development of Huawei’s Transmission Network Product Line. “Our relationship with Metaswitch provides us with access to the latest innovations in this space and we expect DC-PCE to be an important component of carrier networks as they move to SDN-based architectures.”