Huawei Releases All-Optical Electric Power Communication Network White Paper, Accelerating Electric Power Digital Transformation

DUBAI, UAE, October 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 Dubai, during the Huawei Global Electric Power Summit themed “Unleashing Digital and Creating New Value for Electric Power”, Huawei released the white paper on all-optical electrical power communication network architecture and technologies to facilitate the digital transformation of the electric power industry.

Jason Li, Director of Marketing and Solution Sales of Huawei’s Electric Power Digitization Business Unit, delivered a speech in which he pointed out that the electric communication network is the basis of the automatic distribution of the electric network, market-oriented network operations and modernized management. He also pointed out that this network is an important means to ensure the security, stability and economy of the operations of the power network, as well as the central infrastructure of the power system. The white paper, released by Huawei, describes how to build an intelligent optical foundation for electricity communication networks based on the all-optical architecture. It also aims to help the electric power industry face digital challenges, meet the technical requirements of digital transformation, and accelerate digital transformation.

The digital transformation of the electric power industry requires that the electric communication network inherit the rigid pipe technology used on the production network services — such as SCADA, the security and stability system, and teleprotection — to ensure high reliability and deterministic low latency of the production network. In addition, the electrical communication network must also be capable of carrying future-oriented services, such as situational awareness and IoT, to improve network bandwidth scalability and flexibility. multi-service porting. With the development of the fifth generation fixed network (F5G), the optical service unit (OSU), as a fifth generation NHP (native hard pipe) technology, takes the best of SDH and OTN technologies. It supports ultra-high bandwidth beyond 100G, and offers service access capabilities from 2Mbps to 100Gbps, meeting the needs of production network services and future-oriented. These strengths make OSU the preferred solution for building the digital power grid and upgrading the SDH network.

According to the white paper, OSU technology is integrated into backbone network, power transmission and transformation network, and power substation/distribution network to implement highly secure support of network services. at each layer. The architecture implements E2E one-hop transmission from the substation/power distribution network to the backbone network, making the NHP all-optical architecture the optimal power communication network architecture. More specifically, the NHP all-optical architecture of the electrical communication network has the following characteristics:

  • The NHP all-optical architecture features high compatibility between networks, service isolation, and wide site coverage. It allows the networks of each layer to inherit the original technology of the rigid pipes and ensures a smooth evolution of the service systems.
  • OSU technology implements single-hop transmission of E2E services, ensuring secure isolation between service systems. Additionally, management interfaces and uniform technical standards are provided to simplify management and operation.
  • OSU over Passive Optical Network (OSU over PON for short) implements the PON of rigid pipes, extending the NHP to scenarios such as substations. E2E rigid pipes and rigid insulation can not only implement E2E service provisioning, but also ensure service safety and quality.
  • In terms of security, the systems of the NHP all-optical communication network are physically isolated from each other. Based on the zero-trust framework, a defense-in-depth system is built for the electric communication network to meet the availability, reliability and resilience requirements of electric power services.

Huawei has been in the optical networking field for nearly 30 years and has maintained the largest share of the global optical networking market for 13 consecutive years. Huawei makes full use of its technological prowess to continuously explore the electric power industry. Together with the upstream and downstream of the industrial chain, Huawei has provided safe, stable and reliable all-optical communication network solutions to countries and regions such as China, Thailand, Brazil, UAE States and Austria, accelerating the digital transformation of the electric power industry and reshaping the productivity of the sector.

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