9/30/16

China Unicom and Huawei Jointly Release First Small Cell Service Openness White Paper

Yesterday China Unicom and Huawei jointly released a white paper on ‘Small Cell Service Openness’ in Beijing, China. This is the first time that a white paper has been released in the industry concerning the small cell network service openness. This release signifies a solid foundation for China Unicom's strive for digital service transformation and architecture innovation over operator small cell networks.

Partners from a number of industries and sectors also participated in the release ceremony. All parties involved hope to jointly tap into the in-depth capabilities of mobile networks to accommodate the changing landscape which provides a new-type of service and promotes ICT integration with other industries, ultimately building a brand-new ecosystem that will benefit all parties involved.

Mr. Chi Yongshen, Deputy Dean of China Unicom Network Technology Research Institute, said, "China Unicom has been actively promoting small cell network service openness research. By so doing, we hope to break the barriers of traditional networks and explore diversified service and business solutions. We hope to achieve first-class business innovation capabilities and advance the in-depth integration between mobile telecom networks and the internet.”

The ‘Small Cell Service Openness’ white paper elaborates on small cell service openness in terms of vision, mission, logical architecture, evolution and typical applications.

Peng Honghua, President of Huawei Small Cell Product Line, said, "Huawei will, as always, work together with operators and industry partners to build smart network ‘pipelines’, reshape the service boundaries of wireless networks, and build an open, cooperative ICT ecosystem through operator small cell service openness platforms."

At the end of the conference, China Unicom announced a joint mission to work with Huawei, iSoftStone, NavInfo, and AVIUP to run pilot projects for small cell network service openness in a number of provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities, including Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Sichuan, Hubei, Beijing, and Chongqing.

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