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Huawei released the Intent-Driven IP WAN solution at the 2018 international consumer electronics information and communications expo (CEBIT 2018) held in Hannover, Germany. This solution effectively copes with the requirements for simpler and more intelligent WANs in the cloud-based transformation process of enterprises, provides fast service provisioning, and enables fault locating and rectification in seconds.

Leveraging an architecture that is characterized by ultra-broadband and simplicity, this solution provides ultra-large bandwidth and simplified network layers, greatly improving bandwidth utilization and maximizing the business value of WANs.

With the development of new technologies such as AI and Big Data, various services and applications emerge. As pipes carrying these services and applications, WANs will witness exponential traffic growth. Traditional WANs, however, face many challenges in service bearing. For example, it takes weeks or even months from order placement to service provisioning. As a result, traditional WANs cannot meet diversified service requirements in the cloud era.

This solution uses intent-driven policies instead of passive-response policies. It collects service and network information in real time and automatically delivers configurations and paths to optimize service traffic. In this solution, the WAN transforms from passive response to intelligent adjustment according to customer intents. Agile Controller-based network-wide intelligent control can support efficient operations and bandwidth evolution of enterprise cloud services. Agile Controller can quickly bring services online and optimize network-wide traffic in real time, improving bandwidth utilization from 30% to 80% and effectively lowering OPEX.

Ma Ye, Vice President of Huawei Router & Carrier Ethernet Product Line, said: "All-cloud services are gaining increasing momentum among enterprises. To cope with the exponential traffic growth in the future, WANs must adopt an ultra-broadband and simplified architecture. Huawei's Intent-Driven IP WAN solution can help enterprises and service providers achieve business success through service innovation and fast cloud-based transformation."

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