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18 February 2013
Huawei has revealed its SDN strategy for carriers, which has a particular focus on cloud computing.
SoftCOM follows a trend from
leading equipment makers which are exploring ways to virtualise
Huawei’s SoftCOM vision is made up of four
elements which are designed to help operators reshape the way
they manage networks and operations.
"Current network infrastructure designs have not kept pace with
ever-growing requirements and in our conversations with
telecoms operators, we know that they are struggling to keep up
with the rapid network upgrades necessary to support their
customers’ increasing demand for bandwidth and
personalised services," said professor Sanqi Li, CTO of the
carrier network business group at Huawei.
"The industry must recognise the need for changes in its
approach to managing network architecture, and that these
changes should not be made in isolation."
In recent months, Alcatel, Cisco and Juniper have all announced
acquisitions or initiatives drawing together fledgling SDN
projects and cloud-based services.
For an exclusive insight into the synergies between SDN and