Huawei’s Richard Jin proposes “FIBERS” concept for industrial digitization



[Barcelona, Spain, March 2, 2022] At Mobile World Congress 2022 (MWC 2022), Richard Jin, Vice President of Huawei and President of Optical Business Product Line, delivered a keynote address titled “Green Intelligent OptiX Network, Lighting Up the Way to Industrial Digitalization “. In his speech, Richard proposed the “FIBERS” concept for industrial digitization and launched the Green Intelligent OptiX Network for companies.

Richard Jin, Vice President of Huawei and President of Optical Business Product Line delivering a keynote speech

“Efficiency and quality of connectivity determine the success of industrial digitization,” said Richard Jin. “As such, it is recommended that planning and construction be carried out in advance. Huawei’s Green Intelligent OptiX network will build the “FIBER” network infrastructure, paving the way for industrial digitalization.

Fiber optics are more environmentally friendly than copper cables. Richard Jin pointed out that optical fibers are easy to obtain, have a long lifespan and generate no heat loss. With such advantages, optical fiber communication can effectively help enterprises reduce energy consumption, save energy and reduce carbon emissions, realizing low-carbon and sustainable development.

To enable digital transformation, connections must adhere to the “FIBERS” concept, which refers to the new connectivity requirements of various industries. Based on technical innovations and industrial digitalization practices, Richard Jin uses “FIBERS” to interpret the six key connection requirements: itsFe, Iintelligent, ultraBtread, Eeffective, Rreliable, and Senforce.

  • HERFe: In special industrial scenarios such as coal mines, connections must meet performance requirements while ensuring that underground network devices and cables are intrinsically safe by eliminating electrical sparks.
  • Iintelligent: This is a major trend in connection development today. Intelligent software can be used to implement cross-device and cross-product collaboration to greatly improve overall system performance and service innovation. For example, optical networks work together with storage systems to achieve zero data loss. And with the help of smart detection algorithms, fiber optics can be used to implement unattended inspection of oil and gas pipelines.
  • Ultra BBandwidth: For the application of innovative technologies, such as cloud, big data, augmented reality and virtual reality, ultra-broadband is considered a basic connection requirement. As global data center traffic doubles every two years, only very high-speed Data Center Interconnect (DCI) systems can meet the growing bandwidth needs of customers such as banks.
  • EEfficient: To enable digital transformation, connectivity must be highly efficient. In scenarios such as rebuilding smart intersections and building a new factory network, efficiency directly determines the deployment experience. And in scenarios such as ports where remote machine control is implemented, ultra-low latency deterministic connections allow the control center to perform real-time operations on remote machines, improving the service efficiency.
  • Rreliable: key services must be guaranteed. In industries closely related to national interests and people’s livelihoods, such as electric power and transportation, service reliability is closely related to electricity supply and transportation security. Therefore, connections must provide end-to-end physical isolation and high reliability of basic services.
  • Simplement: this is the basis of intelligent O&M. In scenarios like the smart campus, having access to countless endpoints increases network scale and O&M pressure. Considering this, network architecture and O&M should be simplified to facilitate O&M and improve operation efficiency.

Huawei launched the Green Intelligent OptiX Network to enable industrial digitalization. At MWC 2022, Huawei launched five innovative scenario-based solutions – FTTO (Fiber To The Office), FTTM (Fiber To The Machine), Single OptiX, DC OptiX and Sensing OptiX – which fully integrate green and “FIBER” concepts. to boost industrial digitization.


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