Barcelona, Spain – During the MWC Barcelona 2022, Felix Qiu, President of Huawei Packet Core Network, talk about the 5G terminal-oriented slicing achievements that released by Huawei and China Telecom. And point out the next step in the joint innovation.
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Huawei and China Telecom have just released 5G terminal-oriented slicing achievements. What are the main of it?
So far, Huawei and China Telecom have had many achievements in 5G terminal-oriented network slicing.
Network slices for cloud phones and PCs can help provide a one-click acceleration experience. The E2E acceleration for applications has been implemented, and the URSP-based network architecture has been verified. According to the test results, after slice-based acceleration is enabled for cloud phones, all indicators become better than those without slicing, and cloud phones can provide a smoother use experience than common mobile phones.
The slice operations platform is deployed to create industry slice templates based on diverse industry requirements. The slices can be purchased and slice-based services can be charged and settled, internally or externally. This helps accelerate the commercialization of 5G terminal-oriented slices.
Currently, 5G terminal-oriented slicing is ready for the commercial use of both 5GtoC and 5GtoB; and it has been successfully trialed in multiple industries, like manufacturing and water industries.
Huawei and China Telecom have achieved amazing results in the joint innovation of 5G terminal-oriented slicing. What is the next step in the joint innovation?
Currently, B2C is still the major source of operators’ revenue, accounting for about 70% of global operators’ revenue.
Therefore, finding a way to increase B2C revenue and the ARPU per user is global operators’ top concern. 5G experience monetization can help address this concern.
5G terminal-oriented slicing is the beginning of 5G experience monetization. Slicing makes experience monetization possible.
However, to make it a reality, we need to explore more in slicing monetization.
Huawei and China Telecom will cooperate deeply in 5G slicing-based experience monetization, to ensure a differentiated experience for end users and bring huge benefits with the refined monetization.
Experience monetization focuses on user experience assurance and business monetization. E2E user experience can be ensured using 5G network slicing, and closed-loop monetization can be achieved with service experience awareness and on-demand slice provision.
What technologies are needed to implement experience monetization? And what technology should it start with?
The core network plays a key role in experience monetization.
To meet differentiated user experience requirements on latency, bandwidth, and jitter, operators can increase revenue by ensuring the experience of high-value users.
For hotspot services in the market, operators should seize the time window to quickly launch corresponding service packages, so as to increase user stickiness and improve ARPU.
To achieve these goals, resource scheduling, technical implementation, and closed-loop operations by the core network are needed.
Based on 5G slicing, Huawei core network plans to introduce the network data analysis 2function (NWDAF), intelligent service identification engine, UPF Multiple-flow VIP Path technology, and unified policy management platform (UPM).
This will help quickly provision MBB services, provide operations policies for differentiated services, and guarantee a hierarchical experience for end users.
In this way, experience monetization can be supported and network value maximized.