During the recent Huawei Product & Solution Innovation Launch conference at MWC Shanghai 2023, Huawei launches its innovative practices of IntelligentCore. The move is aimed to provide references for operators to build intelligent, simplified, flexible networks, stimulate service innovation, enable experience monetization, and fast-track 5G business success.
George Gao, President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Product Line, noted at the conference, “Operators have shifted their focus on 5G networks from construction to operations. However, at this juncture, they are facing the challenges of inadequate network flexibility, homogenous user experiences, and stale applications.” He continued, “To help operators navigate through these challenges, Huawei creatively introduced intelligence into core networks, and on top of this, carried out an array of innovative practices together with operators. These practices empowered almost every aspect of core networks, from voice and video services to experience differentiation and intelligent O&M. In doing so, Huawei helped operators effectively improve user experiences and better monetize services.”
Huawei’s IntelligentCore practices have upgraded the 5G core networks from four aspects:
From voice-only operations to content operations: Huawei adopts an intelligent media engine to empower the New Calling solution. The engine leverages a plug-in media architecture and integrates the intelligent New Calling model as well as graphic and video processing algorithms in order to realize network-native intelligence for in-depth media processing. With this, Huawei helped China Mobile develop a batch of New Calling services, which deliver 20% to 30% higher performance than the industry average and reduce the artifact and frame freezing rate to less than 0.5%. One of the key benefits of this is that users can obtain richer content during calling and enjoy an exceptional communication experience.
From homogeneous 2D to distinctive 3D: Powered by an intelligent 2D-to-3D conversion engine, Huawei’s Vivision solution significantly reduces the costs in producing 3D videos. Zhejiang Mobile was the first to adopt this solution and has successfully utilized it to automatically convert over one hundred 2D movies into 3D, allowing users to obtain an immersive video experience on different types of terminals. This helped Zhejiang Mobile grow both its user base and ARPU.
From traffic monetization to experience monetization: With intelligent network pipes, Huawei’s ITE solution implements intelligent service awareness, intelligent experience analysis, and intelligent scheduling acceleration to help operators deliver and monetize differentiated user experiences. This solution has been piloted at Zhejiang Mobile, with results demonstrating that the solution not only doubles the bandwidth for live TV services, but also reduces the latency by 25% to 45%.
From passive response to proactive prevention: Huawei’s Core Network ADN solution introduces cutting-edge technologies such as digital twin, intelligent model learning, intelligent surge simulation, and intelligent flow control parameter optimization in order to identify network risks before they become an issue. Driven by these technologies, Huawei’s DR switchover simulation and evaluation solution has facilitated more than 10 cross-DC DR drills for millions of China Mobile’s subscribers.
This is just the beginning of the benefits intelligent core networks will deliver to operators and users. Huawei will continue to work with industry partners to make networks more intelligent, to make the intelligence more network-oriented, and to further embrace the intelligent world. Together, let’s build an intelligent, future-proof core network, accelerating the growth of 5G networks, boosting service innovation, maximizing 5G value for the industry, and creating better 5G business success.
MWC Shanghai 2023 runs from June 28 to June 30 in Shanghai, China. Huawei will showcase its products and solutions at stands E10 and E50 in Hall N1 of Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Together with global operators, industry professionals, and opinion leaders, we dive into topics such as speeding up 5G prosperity, striding towards the 5.5G era, and intelligent digital transformation. 5.5G creates new business value in areas like connecting people, Internet of Things (IoT), and Internet of Vehicles (IoV), supporting countless industries as they move towards an intelligent world. For more information, please visit: https://carrier.huawei.com/en/events/mwcs2023.