Huawei wins award for best 5G core network tech
THIS is despite seeing its equipment being banned from the core networks of all operators in the US and many in Europe due to the ongoing row about security and state spying allegations, which Huawei strongly denies. Huawei won the award on 13 June.
The company says the US’ actions are politically motivated and conflating the issue with its trade war against China.
It is among the most advanced
Despite broad agreement that Huawei’s technology is among the most advanced in the world, the UK has banned Huawei from core 5G networks, but will proobably allow it in other areas, although the government is yet to announced its final decision.
5G is set to transform whole industries and promote new applications and business models, says Huawei. The 5G core network is the hub for building ubiquitous connectivity and scheduling network resources. It connects things in addition to people and provides differentiated and deterministic network service capabilities. This enables 5G to better serve the industrial Internet and industry digitalization.
Huawei’s 5G intelligent and simplified core network supports all-cloud-based key technologies such as three-layer decoupling, stateless design, cross-DC deployment, microservices, and A/B test. The network is built on leading cloud native, connectivity+, and edge computing technologies and is the industry’s first core network to support 2G/3G/4G/5G NSA/5G SA in-depth convergence. It provides the Single Voice Core simplified voice solution and CUPS-based distributed architecture. Based on CUPS, it supports one-stop user plane plug and play, on-demand scheduling of heterogeneous edge computing resources, fast integration of third-party applications, and building of an open edge ecosystem, providing differentiated services and enabling thousands of industries.
Industry leading expertise in 5G technology
Ma Liang, director of the Huawei’s Cloud Core Network Product Mgmt. Dept., remarked, “We are honoured to win this award. Huawei has continuously invested in 5G core network R&D to gain industry leading expertise in 5G technology. We collaborate with carriers and industry partners to continuously develop 5G applications in vertical industries, enable a thriving industry ecosystem, and make full preparation for the mature commercial use of 5G.”
As of June 2019, Huawei has won 46 commercial 5G contracts globally, and has launched a series of cross-industry collaborations based on network slicing and MEC in smart grid, VR/AR, IoV, remote surgery, smart manufacturing, and other fields, greatly expanding the 5G global ecosystem. Huawei is committed to advancing this technology to better serve our customers with state-of-the-art solutions.
Huawei said this part of the network is “centred on latency, connects things in addition to people, and provides differentiated and deterministic network service capabilities.”
KPN in the Netherlands will insist on a “Western vendor” for the core 5G network, noting this part of the network is more sensitive from a security point of view.
Among the telcos planning to operate a 5G network in the Republic of Ireland, none has included Huawei technology in the network core, the Irish Times reported.
A report published in April by research firm Assembly, commissioned by mobile trade body Mobile UK, found that restricting the use of Huawei kit in the telecoms supply chain – even partially – could delay 5G’s widespread roll-out in the UK by up to two years.
“Huawei collaborates with carriers and industry partners to continuously develop 5G applications in vertical industries, enable a thriving industry ecosystem, and make full preparations for the mature commercial use of 5G.”
Huawei says it has been awarded 46 commercial 5G contracts globally.