China Mobile, CAS-VISION, and Huawei Built Industry’s First Kunpeng-Enabled 5G MEC+Cultural Tourism Project
[Beijing, China, September 11, 2019] During Beijing Expo 2019, China Mobile, CAS-VISION and Huawei jointly built the industry's first commercial, 5G MEC+cultural tourism project, Wonderland of Mountains and Rivers, using the Kunpeng computing platform. It fully utilizes the high bandwidth and low latency of the 5G network, with a focus on the high performance provided by the Kunpeng computing platform and its real-time collaboration with sensors to realize a combination of lighting effects, gardening, and virtual scene in real time.
Wonderland of Mountains and Rivers is an original brand of CAS-VISION. It integrates technologies such as virtual vision, man-machine interaction, new media, mobile Internet, AR, and system integration with AI technologies. It uses visual and interactive technologies to deliver a new landscape and a new tourism model oriented to the integration of technologies and culture. This promotes the future construction of cultural cities with technology, and to innovate the form of content consumption by the masses.
The Wonderland of Mountains and Rivers project covers two deployment phases. In the first phase, 5G MEC technology is used to implement local traffic distribution. Servers are deployed in edge equipment rooms of China Mobile to ensure smooth HD video playback and app-centric connectivity, improving user experience. The MEC platform integrates human-machine interaction applications to bring gardening culture, together with modern technologies. The real-time data transfer and wireless deployments, instead of the wired and local content distribution reduces deployment period and cost for the scenic center and node networks, and ensures the security and reliability of data within scenic locations.
In the second phase of the Wonderland of Mountains and Rivers project, apps were successfully verified to run on the Kunpeng computing platform running on Huawei servers. The servers use the built-in switching module to simplify deployment and improve integration without deploying TORs or EORs, and use the Huawei-developed kernel and architecture to compile and launch applications quickly. The test also verified that apps can run on both x86 and ARM-based servers. Huawei has become the industry's first vendor to run heterogeneous computing applications in the edge computing field.
China Mobile will continue to explore the innovative demonstration and practical application of 5G and MEC technologies in cultural tourism. This commercial project demonstrates the positive and innovative work of China Mobile, CAS-VISION, and Huawei in the exploration of 5G network construction. The three parties will continue to drive performance, simplified O&M, ecosystem, mature commercial use, and sustainable evolution, to deliver an ultimate service experience and enable diverse, new edge business.