5G not only means higher data rates, but also enables a diverse range of vertical industries, where the various service requirements are swiftly changing and subject to uncertainty. To meet the industries’ requirements, an autonomous core network that is user-centered and application-driven must be present. Such a core network can be realized by using network slicing, SBA, control and user plane separation, edge computing, and other key technologies.
Huawei is a long-term cooperative partner with China Mobile with regards to the 5G core network. Back at the 2016 Mobile World Congress, China Mobile and Huawei jointly demonstrated 5G network slicing. As the report formulator of 5G network architecture standards, China Mobile has also worked together with Huawei to successfully promote SBA as the fundamental 5G core network architecture. At the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, China Mobile and Huawei additionally collaboratively showcased the world’s first SBA-based 5G core network prototype. The two parties also demonstrated 5G-based remote driving at the same venue. This represents a concrete demonstration of the progress they have made in developing vertical industry applications since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the development of the Internet of Vehicles in 2017.
Huawei has been a front-runner on the world stage in terms of influence on standards formulation, product Research and Development, and pre-commercial deployment. Setting the pace for 5G, Huawei has been relentless in promoting commercial 5G deployment together with China Mobile and other world leading carriers, hoping to help vertical industries complete their digital transformation in the upcoming 5G era.