Huawei recently shared the latest developments on its innovative Intent-Driven Network (IDN) offerings and highlighted the IDN-based Cloud-Network Convergence Solution at the Global Network Technology Conference (GNTC) 2018, one of the largest network technology events across the globe. Huawei IDN solution has won the prestigious GNTC Innovation Award for its IDN architecture and scenario-specific innovations. The award is a testament to Huawei’s long-lasting technological innovations and business practices in the network sector.
With the growing use of innovative technologies such as 5G, cloud computing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), a fully connected, intelligent world is fast approaching. In particular, network connections are growing explosively, and emerging services like Virtual Reality (VR) and 4K/8K video are imposing more stringent requirements on network experience. The existing telecom networks, however, fail to meet the demands of these trends because of issues such as cloud-network separation, inefficient new-service provisioning, and difficult management of distributed telco cloud networks. As such, network architecture innovations are urgently needed to support fast service growth.
In response, Huawei has announced its IDN solution, which helps operators cope with a series of architectural challenges and re-architect the telecom networks based on systematic architecture paradigms. By building a digital world between physical networks and business intent, Huawei IDN empowers operators to transform their past discrete network architectures into user experience-centric ones. Huawei IDN creates digital twins of physical networks to effectively manage each user and each service. It can detect user experience in real time based on big data and AI technologies and continuously optimize physical networks. Additionally, Huawei IDN can accurately understand business intent on the basis of which network deployment is automated for rapid rollout of new services.
Huawei IDN-based Cloud-Network Convergence Solution, ideal for business scenarios requiring cloud-network convergence, closes the chasm between the cloud and network. It effectively accommodates network automation and intelligence needed for various telco cloud services. This solution helps global operators build an intelligent, simplified, ultra-broadband, open, and secure telco cloud network to maximize business value.
Huawei IDN has repeatedly proved its value in multiple business scenarios, such as premium broadband, IP MAN, data center, and 5G transport. Through the NetCity joint innovation mechanism, Huawei has launched 25 IDN joint innovations with world-leading operators, enterprises, and industry players, and achieved rapid rollout of innovative solutions in DevOps mode. All of these efforts help customers improve business-operating efficiency and reap more business value. Looking ahead, Huawei is well-positioned to constantly innovate solutions and to build a fully connected, intelligent world together with global operators.