Peiying Zhu believes future network will be centered on the user, not the cell. Mobile phones have been tied to cells since Marty Cooper built the first one in 1973. If you aren't close to the cell tower, your connection can be lousy. When you drive, some very demanding software has to be developed for the handoffs. We all know how inconsistent service can be.
That may be changing, as you can see in Jennie Bourne's video from the 2017 Brooklyn 5G conference. I asked distinguished Huawei engineer Peiying Zhu, "What the heck is a no cell network?" From the user's point of view, it means a near uniform experience no matter where the cell tower is. From the network point of view, it is an intelligent network controlled from the cloud that delivers maximum performance.
Huawei has embraced the concept and is developing the CloudAIR system.