[photopress:IT_huawei_logo.jpg,full,alignright]Huawei has announced announced an IP Transport Infrastructure for Mobile Evolution (which comes out as a neat acronym — IPTime) at the Mobile World Congress 2008 held in Barcelona.
Ding Yun, President of Huawei’s Network Product Line, said, ‘Huawei understands its customers’ requirements to transform to ALL IP broadband networks, and as such has launched this industry-leading comprehensive IPTime Solution to meet their needs.’
He added: ‘Solution Providers helping operators undergo the IP transformation of mobile transport networks should have advanced technologies and experience in both mobile and broadband networking. Huawei possesses these capabilities and has helped many customers achieve business success.’
So what are we really talking about? Using the Internet to allow mobile phones to connect.
This has been happening for some years — the writer has used it pretty much exclusively for the last two years — but these were technical lash-ups which could fall over if you look at them sideways.
Huawei’s IPTime is the professional version. It provides GPS-grade packet clock synchronization, supporting end-to-end carrier-grade performance in packet transport network. Which, bluntly, was never achieved on my system.
Same is true of Skype which works on wired, not normally mobile, phones. OK a lot of the time. Can get decidedly iffy some of the time.
The Huawei architecture seems to get around this with a series of technologies. Important that it will carriers achieve a smooth evolution from 2G to 3G, HSPA or LTE. Which are the standards for mobile phones. At the moment China is on the verge of announcing 3G and China Mobile (and most of the other major players) think LTE will be the step after that.
Source: World IT Report