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Huawei’s SOC Solution Wins ‘Best 5G Core Development’ Award

Jun 15, 2017

[London, UK, June 15, 2017] Huawei’s Service Oriented Core (SOC) solution received the ‘Best 5G Core Development’ award at the 5G World Summit 2017. This is the first time the award has been presented and Huawei was honored to receive such a prestigious award recognizing the company’s excellence in 5G core network architecture, technology, and innovation practices.

Leo Ma (left), Director of Huawei’s Cloud Core Network Europe Product Management, and Qiu Xuefeng (right), Vice President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Marketing Department receiving the award

Huawei’s SOC is the industry's first solution that clearly defines the 5G core network architecture. This revolutionary solution allows carriers to expand further into existing consumer markets while acquiring vertical markets, to better prepare for the future. The Huawei SOC provides all access types, including 2G/3G/4G/5G mobile access, fixed network access, Wi-Fi, and LPWAN, on the same core network, which helps carriers protect existing investments and expand their range of connectivity.

"Huawei has been investing in 5G core network research and has an industry leading position in key technologies such as Cloud Native, control/user plane separation, service-based architecture technologies, network slicing, and access independence,” said Qiu Xuefeng, Vice President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Marketing Department. “Huawei will continuously make technical, service, and business innovations, and promote development of full connections with its partners in the industry," said Qiu.

Huawei proposes a smooth transition strategy, from Cloud Native to a distributed network and finally to the target 5G core network. The company has spared no effort in promoting the maturity of 5G core network standards and has actively carried out SOC-based innovations. Huawei released the world's first 5G core network prototype for network slicing in 2016 and demonstrated a series of innovative SOC-based applications with leading carriers including Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone at the 2017 Mobile World Congress.