Huawei’s 5G Core Network Solution Wins ‘Advancing the Road to 5G’ Award
Nov 16, 2018
[London, UK, November 16, 2018] Huawei’s 5G Core Network Solution won the “Advancing the Road to 5G” award from the Global Telecoms Awards (GLOTEL). This is another honor for Huawei’s 5G Core Network Solution after receiving the “Best Network Software Breakthrough” award at MWC 2018 in February.
Accepting the award
5G Network not only supports the eMBB market with higher bandwidth and lower latency, but also provides differentiated services for various industries. Huawei 5G Core (5GC) supports ultra-low latency and ultra-high bandwidth, enables differentiated services, quickly provisions services, provides end-to-end service life cycle management, efficient network O&M and multi-access (2G/3G/4G/5G/fixed) convergence to achieve 5G commercial successes.
Huawei translates key requirements of the 5G Network into the 5GC design, proposes and implements the microservice-centric architecture (MCA) as the software architecture of the 5GC solution in the industry. Compared with traditional point-to-point, tightly coupled, and un-scalable software architecture, MCA divides core network functions into small microservices and allows each microservice to run independently and iteratively. This provides flexible and agile network functions and service processes, therefore could be able to enable differentiated services, provision services quickly, provide end-to-end service life cycle management, efficient network O&M and multi-access (2G/3G/4G/5G/fixed) convergence.
MCA is also a key technology for smooth evolution of the Core Network. Huawei has applied the design concept of MCA to the 4G Cloud Core Network. In the three-layer decoupled VNF architecture, the data layer and load balancing layer are decomposed to smoothly migrate subscribers and services, ultimately achieving smooth evolution from 4G to 5G NSA and then to 5G SA.