[London, UK, November 7, 2018] The all-cloud core network built by Huawei and China Mobile Hong Kong won the ‘Best Network Transformation Initiative’ award at 2018 World Communication Awards ceremony. This award indicates that Huawei and China Mobile Hong Kong are highly recognized by the industry in terms of active innovation and network transformation implementation.
China Mobile Hong Kong had a complex traditional core network architecture that requires a long time to roll out new services, resulting in difficult O&M and high OPEX. China Mobile Hong Kong hopes that the new network can meet diverse service requirements in the future, such as low latency, high bandwidth, and high reliability, as well as quick service provisioning and customization.
To effectively reduce total cost of operation (TCO) and maintain its leading position in fast deployment of mainstream services, in 2016, China Mobile Hong Kong chose Huawei as its strategic partner for reconstructing its traditional core network using the NFV technology. The two also collaborate to actively explore network transformation, while aiming to build an agile and open next-generation network.
With the assistance of Huawei, China Mobile Hong Kong successfully completed the deployment of NEs based on unified infrastructure. In September, 2017, China Mobile Hong Kong released the first commercial NB-IoT network in Hong Kong. Up to now, this new cloud core network has provided cloud-based mobile data, real-time audio and video communication services. The all-cloud core network also helps China Mobile Hong Kong develop rapidly in other fields, such as Internet of Things (IoT).
The new cloud-based core network has significantly improved new service rollout time, resource utilization, and O&M efficiency, laying a solid foundation for future 5G network development. The success of China Mobile Hong Kong's cloud core network shows the impressive benefits of cloud-based networks.
Huawei will leverage its leading all-cloud core network solution to help more carriers achieve cloud-based network transformation and inspire service innovation.