Huawei’s 5G Core portfolio has been rated as the “leader” among all the 5G core products from the world’s mainstream telecom equipment vendors by GlobalData in its recently released report entitled 5G Mobile Core: Competitive Landscape Assessment.
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In the 5G landscape assessment report, it estimates that 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G NSA, and 5G SA networks will coexist for a long time. It also suggests equipment vendors to use their 5G core network solutions to facilitate smooth network evolution towards 5G Stand Alone (SA) and utilize a converged core network architecture to address the challenges of multiple RATs coexisting, such as the complex O&M. In addition, as global core networks transition and leverage more cloud-based resources, a higher requirement is posed on network stability, and in turn on network reliability design. Moreover, VoLTE technology investment, commercial practices, and innovations on multimedia (immersive and interactive) voice services are also valued.
The report used nine criteria in total, including solution maturity, the architecture, migration, and multimedia voice services, to evaluate the competitiveness of the 5G core product portfolios from mainstream telecom equipment vendors. Huawei 5G Core, with the company’s cutting-edge technologies and extensive commercial practices, excelled in the evaluation in many dimensions, including the following:
Huawei’s 5G core solution is developed based on the cloud native and microservice architecture. Its 5G Core Rock-Solid Reliability solution adopts a N-way redundancy architecture, the innovative federated databases supporting 100 million subscribers, and 64x intelligent flow control algorithm. With all these, Huawei 5G Core can provide a 99.999% reliability and enable cross-DC redundancy for a huge number of users.
Huawei has adopted the Single Packet Core (SPC) and Single Voice Core (SVC) solutions to build a fully converged data and voice network, which can provide services for 2G/3G/4G/5G NSA/5G SA subscribers on one network. This converged network uses a simplified architecture and supports smooth evolution.
Huawei 5G Core also did well in network automation. The company has put forward the autonomous driving network solution which relies on the telco cloud native and infuses intelligence into the core network. This solution makes network deployment, operation, and maintenance more intelligent, and can help lift the network automation level to Level 4, which includes independent machine-based decision making.
This report also recognized Huawei’s significant achievements in accelerating the large-scale commercial use of 5G networks for operators with its 5G core network solution. Huawei 5G Core has helped China’s three major operators build the world’s largest 5G SA networks, providing services for over 100 million 5G SA subscribers.