Need recommendation on an affordable internet edge router

Richard Holbo holbor at
Fri May 5 06:19:48 UTC 2017

I've had no issues with their gear and have used the NE40/80 routers, some
of the switching gear and some FTTP, NE40e will do full tables.  US support
is in Texas and has been good.  Mostly my experience with Huawei support
has been that I don't need it.  Once you get over the learning curve.. it
mostly just makes sense and does what you think it ought to.

On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 3:26 PM, c b <bz_siege_01 at> wrote:

> Can someone toss in a brief testimonial for huawei? In the US, I never
> hear that name in enterprise space, only in carriers. No idea what
> day-to-day ops or support is like with that vendor. All the others I am
> quite familiar with to one degree or another.
> ________________________________
> From: Dragan Jovicic <draganj84 at>
> Sent: Thursday, May 4, 2017 3:20 PM
> To: Saku Ytti
> Cc: c b; nanog at
> Subject: Re: Need recommendation on an affordable internet edge router
> Hi,
> But you probably should review at least:
>   - Juniper MX204, MX480
>   - Cisco ASR9k
>   - Huawei NE20, NE40
>   - Alcatel 7750SR
> Having all of these somewhere in our network, and my heart being with JNPR
> boxes, I'll say have a look at Huawei offerings.
> +Dragan
> On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 12:10 AM, Saku Ytti <saku at<mailto:[email protected]
>>> wrote:
> On 5 May 2017 at 01:04, c b <bz_siege_01 at<mailto:
> bz_siege_01 at>> wrote:
> Hey,
> > The ASR9k is certainly up to the task and it's one of the few we looked
> at
> > initially, but the pricing is nowhere near commodity even if we got a
> > minimal build.
> What is commodity? Where are you comparing it to which satisfies your
> requirements?
> > As far as volume, the initial purchase for this round of budget will be
> an
> > HA pair. If the solution works well, we have potential to replace 12 or
> so
> > throughout FY17, maybe into FY18.
> Yeah sales droids likely won't be interested in 2 at all. But if you
> commit on those 12, even if you'll order them separately. I think
> that's something sales droid will care about, and you'll have
> negotiation leverage as you can keep bouncing between several vendors
> seeing who gets your business.
> You should really expect at least 70% discount on 12 units, 80% would
> be good. Under 70% would be walk out the room.
> --
>   ++ytti

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