Huawei will introduce its latest Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) proof-of-concepts (PoCs) at this year’s Broadband World Forum.
At the event, Huawei will showcase a PoC including a cloud-based Video Call on an integrated NFV environment, as well as demonstrating service design, simulation and forecasting and the capabilities of its unified ICT orchestration management system.
The vendor said it hopes to show how its latest solutions can improve overall network efficiency through network design and deployment, dynamic scaling, service and capacity forecasting and unified troubleshooting.
Yumin Mao, Vice President of Core Network at Huawei, said: “Huawei has been the core network leader and is now leading the NFV trend by shaping the industry architecture, delivery and operations of NFV environments.
“Since we released the first cloud-based core network strategy and roadmap, Huawei has always timely executed and delivered for its customers. We will continue to promote a healthy and open development of NFV.”
Huawei’s NFV portfolio, which includes infrastructure, “cloud-aware” applications and its Cloud OS operating system, are open to partners and have already been trialled in successful PoCs with carriers.
In June, for example, Huawei shared the results of an NFV PoC it had completed with Telefónica, after successfully centralising the management of data centres by using a single virtual data centre.
It also showcased CloudEdge, an NFV implementation solution that employs a virtual multiservice engine (vMSE) at its core.
Alcatel-Lucent is also working with carriers on NFV development, announcing a joint project with Korea Telecom earlier this month to build a PoC for the vendor’s evolved packet core system and CloudBand NFV platform.
Other products that Huawei are showcasing at this week’s event in Amsterdam include the “industry’s first” next-generation software-defined networking (SDN) technology built for 4K video.