Huawei Promotes Controlled Networks, Gets Strong Backing

The dream of telcos for two decades has been to completely control the network, an “Intelligent Network.” Huawei is introducing a new term, deterministic networking, with powerful backing: China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, and the Ministry MIIT.

The 5G Deterministic Network Alliance is also supported by State Grid, the world’s 5th largest company with over a billion electricity customers, Wuhan’s huge Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable, and 40 other companies.

Huawei also promoted in London the concept of “Cloud Native, One Core, Real-time Operation, and Edge Computing” (CORE.) China is about to build Edge Networks to over a billion people. It makes sense to integrate Edge and CORE from the beginning.

Cisco was the great proponent of intelligent networks, promising that the QOS and network control of Cisco routers would produce 10’s of billions in revenue for the carriers. Carriers are still chasing dreams of added revenue, which has been essentially flat for the last five years.

It didn’t happen then, but perhaps in 5G the technology is ready.

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