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Huawei Unveils Industry First Deterministic Networking Oriented 5G Core Network

Feb 21, 2020

[London, UK, February 21, 2020] Huawei launched a press conference in London to showcase its latest products and solutions. The industry's first deterministic networking oriented 5G core network solution made its debut at the conference. Pivoting on the key concept of "Cloud Native, One Core, Real-time Operation, and Edge Computing", the solution provides differentiated connectivity and SLA assurance, to empower all industries.

Leo Ma, VP of Huawei Cloud Core Network Marketing, released the Deterministic Networking Oriented 5G Core Network Solution

The accelerated commercial launch of 5G around the world will deliver a superior service experience to individuals, families, and enterprises. It will also unleash the potential of industry digitization and create new opportunities for operator growth. Digital transformation requires 5G networks to serve as differentiated networks with orchestratable capabilities, dedicated networks with guaranteed data privacy, and self-service (DIY) networks with automated management. This means the 5G networks must have deterministic networking capabilities.

Huawei proposed the innovative 5G Deterministic Networking (5GDN) concept. 5GDN leverages 5G network resources to build manageable, verifiable and deterministic virtual private mobile networks, offering customers a predictable and differentiated service experience.

Huawei is the first to release the deterministic networking oriented 5G core network solution. Huawei also proposed to plan and build 5GDN around the idea of "Cloud Native, One Core, Real-time Operation, and Edge Computing." 5GDN runs on the cloud native platform and supports microservice-based 2G/3G/4G/5G full convergence. Leveraging super-performance heterogeneous MEC, multi-dimensional dynamic intelligent slicing, and core network automation engine, it can provide differentiated network capabilities and deterministic networking experience.

  • Cloud Native: The next-generation telco cloud hardware platform E9000H is equipped with in-house Kunpeng chips and runs on a switching-free architecture. With integrated IP+IT capabilities, it ensures optimal cost per bit. Leveraging the cloud native architecture, the Telco Converged Cloud (TCC) unifies the telco cloud infrastructure and supports both VM and container engines to address different requirements of central and edge networks.
  • One Core: The microservice-based 5G core network is fully integrated with 2G, 3G, 4G networks and inherits all existing services. Its centralized control plane and one-stop user plane deployment improves system performance, simplifies deployment, and ensures smooth software evolution, and migration to 5G without changing cards or numbers.
  • Real-time Operation: The core network automation engine integrates multiple NE functions and takes advantage of programmable workflow, data native, and AI capabilities to ensure intelligent, simplified, and agile operation of the 5G core network. Multi-dimensional dynamic intelligent slicing with minute-level automatic deployment provides differentiated virtual private networks for industries.
  • Edge Computing: Super-performance, heterogeneous MEC ensures deterministic low latency and builds a new edge ecosystem based on enhanced connectivity and computing, cloud-edge collaboration, plug and play, and fast integration of third-party services.

"5G deterministic networking is the key to industry digital transformation. Huawei will work with industry partners to promote industry consensus, accelerate industry development, promote service innovation, build an industry ecosystem, and drive new 5G business opportunities", said Ma Liang, Vice President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Marketing Dept.

Up to now, Huawei had secured over 90 worldwide commercial 5G contracts. Huawei had undertaken a series of cross-industry collaboration based on 5G deterministic networking in fields such as smart port, smart grid, smart manufacturing, AR/VR, connected vehicle, and telemedicine, greatly promoting the success of the 5G ecosystem. Huawei will continue to progress to better serve customers and promote rapid development of 5G.