Huawei releases the industry's first future-oriented MEC@CloudEdge solution

Via Huawei Corporate News

Sep 22, 2016

[Munich, Germany, September 20, 2016] At the MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) Congress, Huawei released the industry's first future-oriented MEC@CloudEdge solution. This solution helps operators build a localized, flexible, and open network platform to meet the requirements for high-quality user experience and high-speed app innovation in the future.

Huawei Releases the Industry's First Future-Oriented MEC@CloudEdge Solution (From left to right: Sathya Atreyam, IDC Analyst Research Manager; Dai Jiheng, President of Huawei Cloud Packet Core Product Line; Zhang Qin, President of Cloud Core Marketing Execution Department)

In the future, low-delay services require CN functions to be flexibly deployed at the network edge, heavy-traffic services require content to be localized, and differentiated service requirements need a flexible, open network platform. Huawei MEC@CloudEdge has four major advantages that perfectly meet service requirements in the future and lay sound foundation for the evolution of carrier networks.

  • The cloud-based architecture enhances network reliability and performance.

The cloud-based architecture enables not only decoupling of software and hardware but also cross-domain resource sharing and cross-DC disaster recovery, increasing the resource efficiency by 40% on an average and providing better network reliability and higher performance.

  • Separation of the control plane and user plane enables flexible deployment.

The cloud-based architecture separates the control plane and user plane. Control-plane functions can be deployed in a centralized manner to simplify networks, and user-plane functions can be flexibly deployed at the network edge to be close to users, providing optimal service experience.

  • Intelligent app integration and service chain orchestration improve user experience and save transmission resources.

Third-party apps can be rapidly deployed to achieve new service on-boarding within minutes or even seconds, and intelligent service chain orchestration provides differentiated service policies. In addition, the intelligent app aggregation platform can be deployed flexibly with the user plane to enable local processing of content and services, thereby improving user experience and saving transmission resources.

  • Flexible orchestration of atomic-level network capabilities promotes business innovation.

Flexible orchestration of atomic-level network capabilities provides differentiated combinations of network capabilities to third parties through open API. This meets differentiated requirements for network capabilities and promotes business innovation in the future.

Dai Jisheng, president of Huawei Cloud Packet Core Product Line said at the press conference,

"As the first future-oriented MEC solution, MEC@CloudEdge uses new architecture and technologies to help operators build future-oriented network architecture for sustainable development and achieve best service experience and faster business innovation."

As one of the sponsors of MEC standards, Huawei has been focusing on the development of the MEC architecture and technical standards and has organized MEC related pre-commercial tests with global top operators, such as China Mobile. With the release of the MEC@CloudEdge solution, Huawei looks forward to working with more operators and partners on MEC network construction to bring brand-new experience in various services, such as smooth HD videos, real-time AR/VR games, secure enterprise mobile office, and intelligent IoV system.

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