End of Life Announcement for SmartAX MA5600 V300R002 Version
No.: EOS-NW-2013-058-Global
Date: 2013-06-30
Subject: End of Life Announcement for SmartAX MA5600 V300R002 Version


Dear Customers,

To help you better cope with challenges brought by market changes and technological innovations, Huawei hereby informs you of the milestones in the life cycle of SmartAX MA5600 V300R002. Hopefully this information can give you a reference on making future network development plans.

You will continue to receive patches for MA5600 V300R002 until December 31, 2013 (EOFS), and problem analysis will be provided till June 30, 2014 (EOS).

Table 1 describes the end of life milestones, definitions, and dates for SmartAX MA5600 V300R002.

Table1 End of life milestones and dates for MA5600 V300R002


Milestone Definition Date
EOM End of Marketing. The EOM date is the date
from which the acceptance of the POs for
new deployments and capacity expansions
will be rejected. The product is not sold
any longer after the date.
EOFS End of Full Support. After the EOFS, R&D will
not develop patches for the software version.
EOS End of Service and Support. After the EOS,
Huawei does not provide software problem
analysis services.

Huawei would like to advise that you move or upgrade your products to the newer version/release in order to continue and enjoy Huawei’s high level service. The recommended replacement for SmartAX MA5600 V300R002 is MA5600 V300R003C05SPC200 or above.

Table2 Replacement release


End of Life Release Replacement Release
MA5600 V300R002 MA5600 V300R003C05SPC200

Table3 Replacement release end of life milestones


Milestone Date Note
EOM December 31, 2015 Planned
EOFS June 30, 2020 Planned
EOS December 31, 2020 Planned

Hopefully this announcement can help you plan your future networks. This measure will not affect the existing service relationship and quality. We are consistently dedicated to providing you with other excellent products and services. If you have any questions, please contact your Huawei account manager.

For more information about the Huawei lifecycle strategy, please go to http://www.huawei.com/en/ProductsLifecycle/index.htm

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
June 30, 2013