[London, UK, November 21, 2018] Huawei and China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) received the "Ground-breaking Virtualization Initiative" award for their Core Network Cloud Transformation solution at the 2018 Global Telecoms Awards. This is in continuation of Huawei's recent participation at the 2018 World Communications Association (WCA) Awards where they were honored to receive the "Best Network Transformation Initiative" award.
CMHK representative Feng Shaorui (second from the right) receiving the award
CMHK Director and CEO Mr. Li Fanfeng commented on the award: "This award shows the industry’s respect toward CMHK and Huawei for our active creativity and expertise in Network Transformation. I hope we are able to continue in our cooperation, using cloud-based core networks to provide customers with new and improved services and applications."
In order to realize agile deployment of services, and effectively upgrade network resource utilization and O&M efficiency, Huawei are preparing for 5G by constructing cloud-based infrastructure.
In 2016, CMHK selected Huawei as a strategic partner to help with NFV technology and the transformation of its traditional core network. This goal was achieved, and the old network was completely transformed into a cloud-based core network with centralized, shared infrastructure. Cloud-based core network technology has helped CMHK realize complete migration of its services, providing its users with instantaneous premium cloud telecommunication services. In addition, the reliability and speed of these added services and capabilities give CMHK a competitive head start in IoT and 5G.
In September 2017, CMHK released Honk Kong's first commercial NB-IoT technology and application showcase. In August 2018, its first 5G platform was built on this infrastructure and completed for testing.
Wang Yongde, Vice President of Huawei’s Cloud Communication Product Line said: "I’d like to thank the industry for this affirmation of Huawei, CMHK and our Core Network Cloud Transformation solution. This award is very encouraging and a great incentive. We will continue to work together with CMHK to innovate, and increase the value of this solution."
Huawei's cloud-based core network solution sign more than 460 contracts and is currently in commercial use at 100 sites all over the world, serving a multitude of services to tens of millions of users. Huawei will continue to use its leading technologies and ecosystem construction to transform more and more telecom networks, heavily increasing their resource efficiency, O&M efficiency, and capacity for innovation.