As the financial sector, governments, and enterprises are moving into the fast lane of digital transformation, industry applications are becoming increasingly diverse, complex, and systematic, requiring more 1 Gbps or lower chunks of bandwidth with deterministic latency and high security. To meet the unique service requirements of different customers, the industry urgently needs next-generation private line products from operators that can provide flexible bandwidth, diversified isolation, high security, and high reliability.
FGU Slices Emerge at the Right Time and Win Industry-wide Recognition
Metro Transport Network (MTN), proposed by China Mobile for 5G transport, is an innovative next-generation converged transport network architecture with sliced Ethernet at the core. The Fine Granularity Unit (FGU) technology inherits the efficient Ethernet from MTN and refines the granularity of hard slicing from 5 Gbps to 10 Mbps, meeting differentiated service transport requirements — such as low bandwidth and high isolation and security — in different scenarios, including 5G, vertical industries, and private lines. With its low cost and hard isolation capabilities, FGU will likely reshape the application deployment of 5G, vertical industries, and government and enterprise private lines.
Leveraging MTN Slicing, China Mobile Tianjin Provides Super Private Lines to Build Industry Competitiveness
China Mobile Tianjin — a leading service provider in the industry — upgrades its product capabilities at a faster speed based on the advantageous MTN. Through the indispensable network slicing technology, it provides high-speed, ubiquitous super private lines that feature cloud-network integration, intelligent security, and premium services. To illustrate, network slicing provides the following key functions in the deployment of the super private lines:
China Mobile Tianjin Joins Forces with Huawei to Improve Customer Service Experience through FGU Slices
Looking ahead to the future and aiming to bring better service experience to industry customers, MTN Mbps-level FGU defines comprehensive Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) functions along with slicing timeslot and bandwidth adjustment mechanisms based on industry customers' requirements for service reliability and long-term bandwidth evolution. The following highlights the capabilities that FGU offers.
Huawei works closely with China Mobile in the MTN technical field. While promoting MTN as an ITU-T standard, Huawei has submitted over 300 standard proposals, more than any other vendor. Huawei also provides full support in the formulation of China Mobile's FGU standard, whose initiation has been officially approved by the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) in 2020. This indicates that the FGU standard has been widely recognized in the industry both in and outside China. Looking ahead, China Mobile will continue to work with Huawei to fuel the industry development with innovative technologies.
With the in-depth application of the MTN slicing technology in the industry, the FGU technology will help China Mobile continuously build competitive advantages in industry digital transformation solutions, dive deep into the convergence and innovation of numerous industries, and build an open and symbiotic industry ecosystem to enable their intelligent digital transformation.