-- Facilitating the Maturation of an Open Ecosystem and Accelerating NFV Commercialization Through Practice
SAN JOSE, California, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, will attend the NFV World Congress, to be held in San Jose, USA from May 5 to May 8. At the conference, Huawei will share its experience of how its SoftCOM strategy leverages network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), and cloud computing to build ICT convergence networks. Relying on its NFV/SDN Open Labs, Huawei actively works with Standardization organizations, open source communities, and partners across the industry chain to build an open and mature ecosystem and assist carriers in steering towards ICT transformation.
Openness: Huawei will provide a remote online tour of its leading NFV/SDN Open Labs.
Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform for NFV. As one of the eight verification labs for OPNFV, the NFV/SDN Open Lab has recently been successfully completed in Xi'an China (see https://wiki.opnfv.org/lab4_huawei for details). So far, six of Huawei's applications for open source project initiation have been approved by OPNFV, and the company has participated in almost every OPNFV open source project. Responsible for most OPNFV open source projects, Huawei led the implementation of the continuous integration (CI) project, SFC project (OpenStack-based VNF Forwarding Graph), and ONOS project (ONOS Framework), etc. In addition, Huawei has collaborated with major NFV Solution providers across the industry chain to conduct interoperability tests in NFV/SDN Open Labs located in Asia, Europe, and North America, in order to ensure compatibility between NFV solutions from different vendors and allow carriers the freedom to choose from a variety of suppliers. In 2015, Huawei plans to partner with 150+ industry partners with the aim of carrying out in-depth joint exploration to promote NFV industry development. At the NFV World Congress, attendees will have the chance to take a remote tour of Huawei's NFV/SDN Open Labs.
Practice: Huawei will demonstrate its commercial NFV solutions
In 2015, all of Huawei's Core network products will support virtualization and be ready for commercial use. Huawei's NFV product roadmap is far ahead of other industry providers, and the company boasts an extensive understanding of the telecom sector, which it uses to ensure 99.999% carrier-level reliability, after the core network cloudified. Meanwhile, the separation of services from data enables Huawei's business processing unit to achieve elastic scaling without affecting ongoing services. Service scaling can be shortened from days to minutes. To date, Huawei has conducted joint NFV-based innovations and verifications with many leading carriers from around the world, including Vodafone, DT, China Mobile, MegaFon, and Telefonica. With over 50 NFV commercial and Proof of Concept (PoC) projects, Huawei becomes core network virtualization supplier for Antares of Russia, Hutchison in the UK, Monaco Telecom, Surfline and Ooredoo group.
Huawei successfully deployed the world's first commercial NFV-based voice over LTE (VoLTE) network in Europe. For this project, Huawei not only provided the Virtualized IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS), but also acted as the primary integrator, responsible for end-to-end vertical and horizontal integration. Through its professional project delivery teams, rich integration experience, and highly efficient integration tools, Huawei completed commercial delivery within a short timeframe. Huawei has been building NFV integration and service capabilities around the world in order to develop into a primary integrator capable of offering customers end-to-end integration and network O&M services.
Innovation: Huawei will showcase an innovative business model for NFV architecture to allow the provisioning of new services to be as easily as app installations.
Huawei's Virtualized Multiple Service Engine (vMSE) solution for NFV architecture provides an open platform for third-party partner to quickly deploy value-added services (VAS) within the network. Through this developers can realize automated service provisioning, configuration and management, similar to an app installation. Furthermore, the unified traffic payment system provided by the vMSE solution has been successfully deployed by China Mobile. This system supports traffic payment by OTTs rather than users while providing acceleration services for mobile games based on Tencent Games, an OTT company.
According to a recent survey, "Operator's best choice for SDN/NFV solution provider", conducted by the renowned consulting firm Current Analysis, Huawei has been listed as the best SDN/NFV solutions provider by leading global carriers for two consecutive years.
The NFV World Congress takes place in San Jose from May 5 to May 8. Huawei will deliver a speech focusing on "NFV Architecture" at 17:00 on May 6 local time, followed by a keynote speech "SoftCOM, Accelerate NFV&SDN into Reality" at 10:40 on May 7.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.