Huawei Ethernet Switches vs. Lumen Ethernet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Huawei Ethernet Switches
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Global company Huawei IT, headquartered in Guangdong, China, offers Ethernet switches.N/A
Lumen Ethernet
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Lumen Ethernet services (formerly CenturyLink Ethernet services) power secure, high-availability network solutions that enable high-performance voice, video and data applications. Lumen Ethernet’s private connectivity, scalable bandwidth and configuration options make it ideal for high-speed connections among corporate headquarters, data centers and other business locations around the world. Designed for flexibility with end-to-end availability, class of service and latency service level…N/A
Pricing
Huawei Ethernet SwitchesLumen Ethernet
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Huawei Ethernet SwitchesLumen Ethernet
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Best Alternatives
Huawei Ethernet SwitchesLumen Ethernet
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.3 out of 10
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Huawei Ethernet SwitchesLumen Ethernet
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(3 ratings)
7.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Huawei Ethernet SwitchesLumen Ethernet
Likelihood to Recommend
Huawei Technologies
Huawei switches are ideal for cases where performance is not essential, for low traffic solutions and for equipment management. It is not recommended for situations of high performance and stress, immediate availability and high scalability. It is also not advisable to use them in solutions that involve hardware from other brands, the integration of Huawei with Cisco, for example, is very traumatic and the results were not optimal in my case.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
It is well suited based on our experience for small-scale projects where there are not very critical production-related activities happening. It will be easy to control and handle within a small set of deployments or platforms such as mobile-related activities. I don't recommend it for large server-scale deployment because we have seen inconsistencies with the connectivity of services.
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Pros
Huawei Technologies
  • Scalability
  • High throughput links
  • Redundancy of links with resilient protocols
  • Fast switching in the event of a redundant link failure.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Speed has been consistent.
  • Reliability of uptime.
  • Hardware has been solid.
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Cons
Huawei Technologies
  • One of our switches encounted a hardware defect after 6 months of use (but was replaced within warranty)
  • The switches appear to get hotter than what I would expect under normal use
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Offer better line location for construction
  • Available in more states
  • Quality of service reports monthly
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Alternatives Considered
Huawei Technologies
The performance of Huawei is lower than Cisco, but initially the costs inclined the decision towards Huawei, but unfortunately, it was not, the licenses and the manager fired the investment to make it very similar to cisco. Therefore it is preferable to go to the Cisco switches for reliability and robustness.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
AT&T I would say is the leader within this area in terms of handling any large-scale deployments and their services are awesome. No connectivity issues at all and no latency in feedback. Server deployments are handled very effectively, that's not the case with century link. Of course, security is second to none with AT&T.
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Return on Investment
Huawei Technologies
  • Revenue Increase
  • Greater satisfaction for our customers.
  • Greater compliance with SLAs
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Positive: After configuration and initial setup service has been great. We have a call center running off the service and calls have much less jitter now.
  • Positive: Fiber speeds have helped us execute daily tasks quicker.
  • Negative: Much time and money wasted on the initial configuration and setup.
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