China Telecom Shanghai and Huawei Successfully Apply Network Slicing Solution
[Shenzhen, China, November 23, 2016] China Telecom Shanghai and Huawei announced the successful application of their access network slicing solution at a trial site. The solution involves the slicing of the access network to connect home, enterprise, and campus, improving overall network utilization, new service provisioning rates, and network security and reliability. The new solution will enable operators to use a single network to deliver all types of services.
China Telecom Shanghai has different user groups, such as high-value enterprise private line users, common home users, and common campus users. The user base of China Telecom Shanghai has grown continuously, resulting in insufficient equipment room space and high power consumption. To solve these problems, Huawei has developed the first access network slicing solution based on the OLT MA5800, the new generation large-capacity distributed smart platform.
The optimal line terminal (OLT) hardware is shared by services through network slicing and all segments are isolated from each other. In this way, service reliability and network security are guaranteed, equipment room space is saved, power consumption is lowered, and physical resources can be flexibly configured and independently managed based on user demands.
Zhang Jun, Vice Chief Engineer of China Telecom Shanghai, said, "Traditional OLTs do not support the access of full services. Network slicing enables service isolation and optimizes resource utilization. This is why we use MA5800s on gigabit networks. Network slicing is our first step toward cloud. It is now being including in the related technical standards of China Telecom. In the future, we will cooperate with Huawei to further optimize network slicing."
Jeff Wang, President of Huawei Access Network Product Line, stated, "We are glad to cooperate with China Telecom Shanghai in network slicing to make continuous innovations. With this function, multiple services can be independently carried, operated, maintained, and managed on one network, helping operators improve device utilization, lower the O&M cost, and achieve business successes."
Network slicing will propel the development of gigabit networks. As a leader in world access network markets, Huawei will continue to innovate in the standardization and productization of new technologies. Huawei will help operators build full-service access networks in the cloud era and build a future-oriented all-connected gigabit world.