China Mobile partners with Huawei for cloud core network pilot

China Mobile has partnered with Huawei for the pilot deployment of a cloud-based core network in Xi’an, China.

The pilot project will use Huawei’s virtualised IP multimedia subsystem (vIMS), and is designed to verify cloud-based networking, technical specifications, service capabilities, maintenance and lifecycle management.

It is hoped to lay the foundations for larger trials and the future commercial use of cloud-based core networks; kick-starting NFV in China.

“NFV is the general trend of network evolution and shoulders the history missions. The pilot development is of great significance,” said Zhang Zhendong, deputy general manager of China Mobile, Shaanxi.

“We must have a high sense of responsibility, go all out to finish this project, and do a good job in skill improvement and talent reservation to embrace network transformations in the future.”

Huawei will help China Mobile’s Shaanxi and Anhui brances to develop these NFV specifications, including design, implementation and O&M.

As a strategic partner, Huawei has long-term and stable cooperation with China Mobile,” said Long Jiping, general manager of Huawei cloud core network.

“Huawei will make every effort to ensure success for the cloud-based core network pilot deployment of China Mobile and to explore a better way to implement telecom cloudisation together with China Mobile.”


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