Huawei to Build 5G Oriented Cloud Core Network for Turkcell

Huawei will help Turkey’s largest carrier Turkcell to build a 5G-oriented all-cloud core network. The announcement came from Turkcell states that it will join forces with Huawei for a project that will launch the largest Cloud EPC Network globally.

Huawei in a press release said that Turkcell’s All-Cloud-Core Network would be the first Core Network with key technologies for 5G evolution. The network will incorporate commercial cloud-based software architecture, control and user plane separation (CUPS), and A/B test. This means global top carriers have made substantial progress in software architecture transformation, network architecture transformation, and the O&M transformation for 5G evolution.

Huawei will provide a mature, reliable cloud solution to Turkcell, which enables Turkcell to achieve the network transformation strategy and smooth evolution to 5G.

Cloud Native software structure
Cloud Native multi-point disaster recovery technology helps build a more elastic network, and ensure a highly reliable running environment for live network services, a network that can withstand multiple points of failure and still run smoothly.

CUPS network architecture
Huawei solution uses CUPS architecture to shorten transmission distances, simplify O&M, and deliver the best service experience to subscribers.

A/B test
Huawei solution provides an industry-leading A/B test solution to automate O&M and help carriers perform hitless upgrades with minimal resources required.

Huawei said that it has signed more than 490 contracts for all-cloud core networks worldwide, helping carriers build an elastic, robust, agile, and all-cloud core network and smoothly evolve to the 5G network.

Turkcell
Turkcell is a converged telecommunication and technology services provider, founded and headquartered in Turkey and serves its customers with voice, data, TV and value-added consumer and enterprise services on mobile and fixed networks.

In 2016, Turkcell launched LTE services in Turkey, employing LTE-Advanced and 3 carrier aggregation technologies in 81 cities. It offers up to 1 Gbps fiber internet speed with its FTTH services. Turkcell Group companies operate in 9 countries – Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Northern Cyprus, Germany, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Moldova – as of June 30, 2017.

Turkcell through its  100% owned subsidiary, Superonline is the first FTTH/B operator in Turkey offering ultrawide broadband services such as “up to 1Gbps internet access to residential customers” and “10+ Gbps internet access to enterprises” through its own nation-wide alternative fiber network. The company also provides xDSL, datacenter co-location, hosting, security, virtual private networks, P2P fiber access, cloud, back-up services. The company has its own international fiber access to all neighboring countries and many peerings with the global operators. The company continues investments on fiber roll-out, FTTx, bitstream access, local loop unbundling, MPLS network and NGN.

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