[Shenzhen, China, February 20, 2019] Huawei and Heavy Reading jointly released a white paper on the A/B Test approach before kick-off of the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC). With the construction of all-cloud network and the arrival of 5G Era, practices such as agile software development, DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI), and Continuous Delivery/Deployment (CD) are gradually gaining ground in the telecom domain. A/B Testing is an important link in the CI/CD closed-loop management chain. It features online, hitless upgrade with less required resources (specifically VMs), lowered upgrade costs, efficient O&M, and shorter TTM.
A/B Testing simplifies the traditional upgrade process. It supports online upgrade at any time and reduces resource consumption by 70%. The upgrade does not affect peripheral VNFs or NFs and reduces upgrade costs by 60%. The entire process is automated, and services can be tested before the process is completed. The service TTM is reduced from months to just weeks, making network operations more efficient.
As NFV has reached technological and operational maturity, 5G commercial deployment is starting to ramp up. New services and the industry pose higher requirements on networks. A/B Testing can reduce the number of resources required during software upgrade, prevent service interruption, and speed up service TTM, laying a solid foundation for rapid 5G development.
In March 2018, Huawei teamed up with Vodafone to demonstrate the industry's first CloudEPC A/B Test solution. During the 2018 MWC in Shanghai, Huawei unveiled its first worldwide commercial A/B Test solution for telecom networks. In August 2018, Huawei helped a leading carrier in Latin America commercially launch A/B Testing for the first time, setting a new milestone for the industry.
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 http://carrier.huawei.com/en/events/mwc2019.