Huawei promotes cloud evolution for HFC networks  

Global ICT solutions provider Huawei has taken the opportunity of ANGA COM to release the CloudFAN prototype for multiple system operators (MSOs), and demonstrate fast service provisioning capabilities and smart home based on cloud under the cooperation between open protocols and network controllers.

With the development of new services, such as HD videos, OTT, bring your own device (BYOD), cloud services, and Internet of things (IoT), network traffic has increased sharply, notes Huawei. Operators need to increase their bandwidth to Gigaband service, but face long network construction duration and low return on investment (ROI). To solve this problem, these operators have to explore new services as well as business models, and redefine their business blueprints. According to Huawei, building agile, intelligent, efficient, and open cloud-based networks is the key for operators to transform their businesses.

Huawei has released the CloudFAN prototype for MSOs in order to implement its All-Cloud Network solution. Based on the distributed converged cable access platform (D-CCAP) solution, the CloudFAN prototype enables smooth evolution to the cloud. By supporting agile services, converged architectures, and intelligent O&M, it suggests the CloudFAN prototype helps MSOs achieve commercial transformation.

Huawei’s HFC network–based D-CCAP solution has been large-scale commercially deployed by mainstream MSOs in 30 countries, including Denmark, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico, France, Japan, and Brazil, covering over 50 million home broadband users. Huawei’s HFC network– based CloudFAN prototype will further help MSOs realise smooth evolution to the cloud and achieve business success.

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