China Unicom has signed a joint innovation agreement with Huawei on 5G network slicing. Both the companies have planned to jointly carry out research, demonstration, and application of 5G network slicing.
As part of the agreement, China Unicom and Huawei will jointly develop key technologies and solutions for 5G network slicing services and applications, jointly promote industry chain development, and apply slices to more vertical industry markets, such as VR/AR games, industrial control, Internet of Vehicles (IoV), and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Zhang Yong, President of China Unicom Network Technology Research Institute, and He Weijie, Vice President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Product Line, signed the agreement and discussed and planned for the implementation of future innovation cooperation between the two parties.
Zhang Yong, President of China Unicom Network Technology Research Institute, said, “Network slicing is a key native capability of 5G, which can maximise the efficiency of communications networks and reduce network construction and O&M costs. In the 5G era, the concepts of slice as a capability and slice as a product have become an industry consensus. China Unicom will demonstrate the multi-scenario slicing service in vertical industries and deepen the integration with the industry to facilitate digitalization in China.”