PT Expo China is one of the largest and most influential ICT events in Asia. The winner of these awards, representing the highest MEC achievements in Asia, is jointly determined by the organizing committee, commercial and technical experts from global carriers, and professionals from scientific research institutes under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Felix Qiu, Vice President of Huawei Packet Core Network Product Line, commented, “It is a great honor for Huawei to receive these two heavyweight awards acknowledging the technological and commercial success of the MEC@CloudEdge solution. These awards not only represent the high recognition of the solution from the industry, but are also a considerable payoff for Huawei’s persistent endeavors and continuous innovation. There are an increasing number of application scenarios that require MEC technologies. Huawei’s MEC@CloudEdge solution is set to help carriers with business model innovation for greater commercial success in the future.”
Huawei’s MEC@CloudEdge solution is a 5G-oriented solution based on the Cloud Native architecture. By adopting control and user plane separation (CUPS), the MEC solution enables the user plane to sink to the edge, which is closer to users. This allows for local traffic offload and improved latency. The MEC solution also enables local charging, control, and operation, pipe capability exposure, third-party application integration, and other innovative services.
Up till now, Huawei’s MEC@CloudEdge solution has been providing premium services for more than 10 networks in China, UAE, Portugal, Thailand, and other countries and regions across the globe. The solution is playing a significant role in a wide range of applications, including private networks for governments and enterprises, smart factories, intelligent stadiums, AR/VR, and IPTV over WTTx.
Huawei has been proactively engaged in building an ecosystem for MEC and has been working closely with industry partners in exploring, verifying, and implementing commercial MEC applications. During MWC Shanghai 2017 in June, Huawei successfully hosted the first roundtable meeting on MEC ecosystem construction. At the meeting, Huawei and industry partners agreed to establish a virtual MEC ecosystem collaborative circle. The second roundtable meeting is scheduled for the PT Expo China 2017. Through joint efforts with their partners, Huawei hopes to steadily promote MEC standards formulation and industry construction, build a healthy and open ecosystem, and drive the MEC industry forward.