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Huawei Releases Industry's First White Paper for CUPS

Feb 21, 2019

[Shenzhen, China, February 21, 2019] Huawei released the industry's first CUPS Deployment White Paper before the opening of the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC). The white paper points out that using Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS) technology to deploy a one-stop user plane gateway solution can greatly reduce network latency, improve service experience, achieve unified O&M, cope with rapid growth of network traffic, and render architecture 5G-ready. CUPS deployment is an inevitable stage in the evolution to 5G target networks.

The CUPS architecture allows user plane gateways to be deployed at local DCs, reducing end-to-end latency and improving user experience. Control plane gateways centrally manage configuration and maintenance of user plane gateways. The gateways connect to peripheral VNFs or NFs through unified signaling interfaces. The deployment simplifies networking and improves O&M efficiency. The user plane gateways allow for independent elastic scaling to cope with traffic growth and requirements for service development. They can also be integrated with third-party content and applications, helping carriers unlock vertical market opportunities.

By the end of January, Huawei had deployed more than 10 commercial CUPS networks worldwide. Huawei is eager to join hands with carriers and partners to promote future-oriented network transformation and get ready for large-scale, commercial 5G deployment.

For more information on the white paper, click here.

MWC 2019 will be held from February 25 to February 28 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei will showcase its products and solutions at booth 1H50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3I30 in Hall 3, the Innovation City zone in Hall 4, and booth 7C21 and 7C31 in Hall 7. For more information, please visit