Cloudification: Huawei presents comprehensive cloud strategy

Each product will be “cloudified”, according to Huawei’s CEO, to enable cloud-digitization and digitization for customers, telecommunications providers around the world. In his view, network operators can only remain so competitive and compete with OTT providers.

At the Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, telecommunications supplier Huawei has presented a comprehensive cloud strategy. According to the current CEO Eric Xu, every single product is “cloudified”. It will also allow customers, telecoms providers around the world, to be cloud-certified and digitized. This puts network operators in a position to compete with over-the-top ( OTT ) providers . Clouding involves three steps for Huawei: pooled hardware resources, distributed software architecture, and full automation of service delivery including error correction without human intervention.

“Our strategy is to fully cloud all our products and solutions,” Xu said. “That’s exactly how we have completely switched our offer to IP in the past; We will do that again with the complete cloud conversion. “To” drive the ecosystem “, one will work with some equally dedicated network operator partners. (IP is related to Internet Protocol.)

In Shenzhen, Huawei also issued the motto “Roads” in Shenzhen as a road to comprehensive digitization – in this case an acronym under which it calls “real-time”, “on-demand”, “all-online”, ” DIY “(self-made) and” social “summarized. The aim of digital service providers must be “to provide home and business customers with a road experience. This requires flexibility and intelligence across the equation, including network, operating system, applications. They’ve all moved to the cloud, and these are technical requirements. ”

Switching from traditional operating systems to cloud-based systems poses a particular difficulty for network operators, said the current CEO Xu according to the rotation principle, but it was critical to keep up with the market. “The system has to be changed from a traditional architecture to an Internet architecture. This is the only way telcos can be flexible and competitive, and as adaptable to customer needs as OTT vendors. “Such OTT vendors distribute video and audio content over the Internet without involving an ISP. However, network operators have the advantage over OTT competitors to be able to monetize collected data, Xu said.

“For Huawei, the focus is on creating a big data gathering, mining and analytics platform that our application development partners can use to add value to their network enterprise customers.” Businesses, for their part, need to transition to cloud and enterprise computing Software-defined networking can be supported.

Huawei’s Products and Solutions President Ryan Ding also outlined the Internet of Things (IoT) strategy. Here, one wants to provide a cloud-based connectivity management platform. Huawei’s focus at IoT is on connecting the devices.

The Huawei Analyst Summit also highlighted developments in the 4.5G mobile network area, which will be seen as a transition to 5G in 2020. Huawei works with Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, but also with BT, Optus, Singtel and Tele Danmark.

As for Huawei’s second leg of smartphones, it said it had 108 million units shipped in 2015, with a net profit of 36.9 billion yuan (5 billion euros), an increase of 33 percent over the previous year. Sales increased 37 percent to 395 billion yuan (54 billion euros).

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