Huawei in ‘intelligent network’ project for ultra-broadband
23 October 2017 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Huawei has launched what it calls its All-Intelligent Network, designed to help carriers address future business uncertainties when they are planning ultra-broadband networks.
Many carrier networks still lack agile operation systems, said the company. They are hard to maintain, and rely on only a small number of security features for protection, which makes it difficult to support the future development of business where uncertainties are rife.
“In the physical world, intelligent transportation can address uncertainties in the transport network, such as traffic jams and other inefficiencies. Likewise, the uncertainties of the digital world also need to be addressed through intelligence. Intelligence arises from simplicity, and simplicity accelerates the integration of intelligence into networks,” said David Wang, Huawei’s president of products and solutions.
Speaking at the company’s Ultra-Broadband Forum, he said the forthcoming intelligent world will present new opportunities for the development of ultra-broadband. The number of video users has increased significantly, and millions of companies are migrating to the cloud.
“The All-Intelligent Network is the focus of our investment and innovation when it comes to future networks,” said Wang. “We are confident that the All-Intelligent Network will help carriers better seize the strategic opportunities in video, enterprise cloud adoption and 5G, and unleash the power of ultra-broadband to enable ultimate business success.”
The project has three key features: intelligent, simple, and superfast, said the company. It is aiming to reduce latency from 30ms to 5ms, allowing new services such as internet of things (IoT), data centre interconnect, enterprise cloud applications and cloud-based virtual reality.