Huawei Enterprise Shows US Channel Partners Its Channel, Product Strength

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Other tools available to Huawei solution providers include a pocket library with information on all the company's products, a product selector, an on-line configuration tool and a WLAN planner.

Helen Chu, principal engineer for Huawei's @Enterprise IP solutions, demonstrated a new WLAN lifecycle management tool called Paris II. Paris II can be used to scan a room for WLAN availability and pass the information to Huawei's eSight WLAN management solution to get a map of that availability.

Chu demonstrated Paris II by turning on her mobile device's camera and turning around to scan the entire room. The camera overlaid the WLAN availability on the image of walls in the room.

Price and availability of Paris II are not yet available, Chu said.

Sazeed Sam Haque, director of sales at Netfast Technology Solutions, a New York-based IT solution provider and Huawei partner, called Paris II a real game-changer for channel partners in terms of how they handle their billable hours.

"With Paris II, I will be able to send out a sales guy or a base-level engineer, and not a high-level engineer, to look at the WLAN environment," Haque said. "The data can be combined with a topological map to show the environments. And it's very cool to show these capabilities to customers."

Huawei Enterprise also gave an early look at some new product-based solutions it plans to unveil in the near future.

Xiaoming Chen, SDN solutions architect for Huawei, said his company is working to build a software-defined networking solution in conjunction with Microsoft and its System Center technology.

The solution will be an SDN gateway for bridging SDN and non-SDN networking environments to handle the large traffic going in and out of data centers.

The joint Huawei-Microsoft SDN gateway is expected to be unveiled next month at Microsoft's TechEd conference.

Wei Tang, 4G LTE solutions specialist at Huawei, used the conference to demonstrate the company's new eLTE (enterprise LTE) technology.

The company currently has a 14U eLTE solution, but in the third quarter of 2013 it plans to introduce a 2U version that supports up to 4,000 subscribers, Tang said.

The new eLTE solution comes in two suitcases, and it can be used to deploy a private LTE network with a 100-kilometer radius within 20 minutes, Tang said. It features an uplink bandwidth of over 100 Mbps and a downlink bandwidth of 50 Mbps.

NEXT: Portable 2U eLTE Solution

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