Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Saudi Arabia's second largest cellco in terms of subscribers, and China'sHuawei Technologies have launched what they claim is the 'industry's first' commercial 400G IP core network to serve Mobily's 3G/4G mobile subscribers in Saudi Arabia. According to a press release from the Chinese vendor, the deployed core router NE5000E supports flexible networking of 100GE ports, 40GE ports, and 10GE ports to provide a 400G capacity, and can be smoothly evolved to provide a T-level capacity for the backbone network. The president of Huawei's fixed network business unit Zha Jun commented: 'Rapid development of mobile broadband and video services will generate tremendous traffic growth for backbone networks. Huawei is leading the development in 400G technology and fully understands carriers' network reconstruction requirements. Huawei can and will systematically improve network performance, expand bandwidth capacity, and eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks to help carriers build future-ready backbone networks.'