NextHop Technologies Inc., the producer of network routing software solutions, today announced that Huawei Technologies has licensed NextHop's GateD routing software. Huawei has licensed NextHop's entire suite of GateD multicast routing protocols for use in its products. This suite includes IGMP (v1, v2 and v3), PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, PIM-DM, and DVMRP. This license also extends to products developed by Huawei for the 3Com/Huawei joint venture announced earlier this year. Terms of the deal were not announced. Huawei will initially deploy these multicast routing protocols on their Quidway Net Engine (NE) router platforms, and then on other product families as the market requirement for multicast routing capabilities develops.

GateD routing software has been deployed on the Internet for more than 15 years. It has a proven track record and long list of licensees, now including Huawei. GateD is well known in the industry for its reliability, scalability, performance, inter-operability, and standards compliance. GateD offered the first licensable suite of multicast routing protocols, and the current suite is broader and more complete than any competitive offering.

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