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Huawei's 5G Telco Cloud Solution Won the NFV Innovation Award at Asia Communication Awards 2020

 Huawei was awarded the NFV Innovation Award at the Asia Communication Awards (ACA) 2020 held online by Total Telecom, a world-renowned international telecommunications media company. Huawei 5G Telco Cloud Solution features hyper-converged NFVI infrastructure, container-based microservice architecture, and stateless design.

NFV Innovation Award

Huawei 5G Telco Cloud Solution Winning the NFV Innovation Award

 NFV Innovation Award

Cloud is the foundation of 5G networks. The telecom industry has reached a consensus on moving towards the cloud native. Technologies such as container, microservice, and DevOps have attracted wide attention and are facing many technical challenges. As 5G enters the large-scale deployment phase, it brings new growth opportunities for carriers, and poses higher requirements on service flexibility, platform efficiency, operation agility, and SLA reliability of cloud-based networks to support the growing digitalization requirements of industries.

Huawei's 5G Telco Cloud is the industry's first full-stack cloud-native commercial solution for 5G SA networks. Based on Industry-leading dual-stack convergence, microservice architecture, and stateless design, it helps carriers smoothly evolve to 5G SA networks, facing challenges such as high network complexity, high TCO, and multi-RAT coexistence during 5G SA networks deployment. It fuels the digital transformation of the 5G industry, enables more agile and reliable services, and accelerates business success.

Dual-stack convergence: Both OpenStack VMs and Kubernetes containers are supported on the Telco Converged Cloud (TCC) platform. VMs, VM-based containers, and bare-metal containers can be deployed on demand, meeting different requirements. Unified resource management (URM) improves resource utilization by 30%. The seamless batch upgrade on the infrastructure layer provides easier O&M than the commonly used live migration does. In addition, lightweight TCC is provided for small-scale, fast deployment in edge scenarios.

Microservice architecture: The container-based microservice architecture used by the Telco Cloud Solution features small granularity and is lighter weight than VMs. Microservices can be assembled as required to provide differentiated services. The microservice-centric architecture makes slicing orchestration more flexible, precise, and efficient, helping carriers quickly respond to the changes of vertical industries and applications.

Stateless design: Virtual network functions are horizontally divided into the session database layer, stateless service processing layer, and service load balancer layer. Each layer can be independently scaled, effectively improving resource utilization. The stateless service processing layer supports fast service scaling and dynamic load balancing. N-way redundancy is tolerant for multiple faults and backs up user data in real time. The A/B testing solution ensures online upgrades without service interruptions, achieving carrier-class reliability.

Launched in 2011, the Asia Communication Awards are organized by Telecoms.com, a well-known media agency, to commend carriers, equipment vendors, solution providers, and consulting firms that have made outstanding contributions and innovation in the Asia telecoms industry.

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