Huawei launched intent-driven network solution at MWC 2018. This solution is aimed at bridging the gaps between the physical network and business goals by creating a digital twin of the network infrastructure. These technologies will enable SDNs to evolve into intent-driven networks, and maximise business value.
Kevin Hu, President of Huawei Network Product Line, said, "If we are going to meet end users' demands around user experience, and help carriers succeed in their business, we have to build a network that really focuses on the experience."
Huawei's intent-driven network solution delivers networks driven by a business logic and service strategies based around end user experience. "Intent-driven networks can accurately read a user's intention, and make it happen, because network configuration is automated from end to end. These networks can also sense the quality of the user experience in real time, and perform predictive analysis so that they can proactively optimise performance."
According to Huawei, the prime features of an intent-driven network are capability of predictive analysis, simplicity in terms of architecture, protocols, base stations, with in-built full lifecycle automation, ultra-low latency, and ultra-bandwidth, open API interfaces for connecting to third party big data and cloud platforms and ability to identify and proactively prevent security threats, ensuring that intelligence and automation never compromise network security.
Hu added, "The Intent-Driven Network solution will usher in a new era of network evolution. It will be extensively used in both the enterprise and carrier sectors. The march toward autonomous networks will help us embrace the intelligent era."