Huawei today announced the construction of its Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Open Lab to global operators and partners. The NFV Open Lab aims at stimulating innovation, industry development and collaborative benefits for global telecom networks supporting NFV/Software Defined Networking (SDN) and cloud-computing technologies. The NFV Open Labs will bring an environment that will help ensure that NFV solutions and carrier grade infrastructure are compatible with emerging NFV standards and with the Open Platform NFV source (OPNFV). The NFV Open Lab is composed of three labs, located in China, Germany and the USA.
Huawei’s NFV Open Lab focus on the integration of telecom NFV/SDN and cloud technologies, testing, technical showcases and certifications for the emerging NFV industry. With this NFV Open Lab announcement, Huawei commits to being an active partner in this undertaking, working with the global NFV industry in order to provide the best services for the global telecommunication industry in the coming new era.
NFV represents one of the core strategies for the future of Huawei’s network architecture. From Huawei’s perspective, the main added values from NFV are that it will break the isolation of traditional telecommunications networks, shorten innovation cycles, reduce operating costs and create an open industry chain, which requires processes for open standardization and open source cloud technology.