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Huawei and China Mobile jointly conducted demonstrations of a virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and virtual IMS using MANO (Management and Orchestration) at China Mobile’s booth at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, today.
Both solutions are a part of Huawei’s pioneering CloudEdge solution designed to migrate operators to the Cloud as smoothly as possible and leverage Cloud value for mobile broadband.
In the last 12 months Huawei has been deeply engaged with Tier 1 operator customers to identify their current pain points. This engagement has shown that the majority of end-to-end infrastructure complexity resides at the network edge, due to operator’s need to support multiple legacy technologies.
More importantly, the service experiences differentiation that allows operators to compete and distinguish product offerings from each other is largely located at the edge. For this reason operator budgets are firmly focused on reducing TCO by transforming existing network edge infrastructure to Cloud. Achieving this end, through the optimization, simplification and automization of the network edge is what Huawei calls its CloudEdge solution.
CloudEdge has four parts:
Mobile: Focused on continued LTE build outs, virtual EPC and simplification of Gi-LAN by introducing service chaining.
Service: The introduction of MANO in NFV related to operation management, automation and network services orchestration. MANO avoids siloed point deployment of NFV, including integration and migration with existing backend OSS/BSS.
IP: Huawei’s SDN controller for IP RAN backhaul is designed to ease OPEX complexity through automation and simplified management of complex IP backhaul. IP and optical devices under the SDN controller improve traffic engineering and optimization for overall cost reduction and backhaul improvement.
Home: Virtualized set-up box and virtual EPC to address the home network environment.