November 28, 2016 — With network slicing as core of future gigabit networks, technologies are being developed to help operators build full-service access networks in the cloud.
China Telecom Shanghai and Huawei have successfully applied an access network slicing solution, which involves the slicing of the access network to connect home, enterprise and campus. The solution will enable operators to use a single network to deliver all types of services, which improves overall network utilization, new service provisioning rates, and network security and reliability.
“With this function, multiple services can be independently carried, operated, maintained, and managed on one network, helping operators improve device utilization, lower the O&M cost, and achieve business successes,” Jeff Wang, president of Huawei Access Network Product Line
China Telecom Shanghai user base growth has resulted in insufficient equipment room space and high power consumption. To solve these problems, Huawei has developed an access network slicing solution based on the OLT MA5800, the new generation large-capacity distributed smart platform.
Zhang Jun, Vice Chief Engineer of China Telecom Shanghai, said, “Network slicing enables service isolation and optimizes resource utilization. This is why we use MA5800s on gigabit networks. Network slicing is our first step toward cloud. It is now being including in the related technical standards of China Telecom. In the future, we will cooperate with Huawei to further optimize network slicing.”