Huawei launches NFV open lab in China

21 January 2015 |


Huawei has launched a network functions virtualisation (NFV) open lab in Xi’an, China, focussed on the development of NFV infrastructure, platforms and services.


The lab will be dedicated to hosting multi-vendor integration verification capabilities, and expanding joint service innovations with customers, partners and industrial organisations. 

According to Huawei, NFV adoption requires operators to overcome challenges such as multi-vendor product consistency, reliability and interoperability, as well as integration complexity and optimising the NFV O&M experience.

To address this, Huawei said it will continuously build its multi-vendor integration verification platform based on typical service scenarios and accumulate experience through ongoing tests and projects to build an NFV Big Data analysis platform.

In addition to providing data support for operator NFV network service planning and decision making, Huawei will also leverage the Big Data platform to develop joint services with industrial organisations, operators and partners to obtain certifications and authorisation from cross parties. 

Huawei will work with its partners to verify and enhance NFV system integration and O&M technical support capabilities. In the initial phase, Huawei is working closely with China Mobile, VMware, and Red Hat in these areas.

The Chinese vendor first announced plans to build the NFV Open Lab for global operators and partners in November last year.