Highlights

2016 Global Connectivity Index (GCI)

Global improvements have been seen in overall levels of national and economic digitization, according to Huawei’s 2016 Global Connectivity Index (GCI) released today. In its third year, the report measures the progress of 50 nations in investing in and deploying Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to achieve economic digitization.

HAS2016 Highlight

Huawei convened its 13th Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, China. The event brought together over 500 analysts and business leaders from the telecom, Internet, finance, and other industries. Focusing on the theme of "Growing Together Through Digitalization and Building a Better Connected World", Huawei will fully elaborate on its corporate strategy, which aims to move towards a Better Connected World. The company will also discuss its strategic thinking, products, and market progress in the areas of cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and operations transformation.

L-shaped Telcos in a Co-opetitive World

For an industry that's in real need of change, digital transformation is not just a buzzword anymore. Operators are looking for ways to not only survive, but also thrive in this ever evolving digital world. Peter Sany, President and CEO of TM Forum, shared with us his opinion and pointed the way out.

OpenStack Prospers in Complex Cloud World

OpenStack cloud platform emerged in 2010 as an open-source community. Enterprises are adopting OpenStack for many reasons: interoperabilty, scalability, easy of adoption and manageablity. The technology is used increasingly as a platform that enables business transformation. OpenStack's Chairman outlines the rosy picture of open source networking.

Current Trends in IoT

IoT is on the horizon, trends are emerging, and the potential for innovation is high. But, good planning is needed.

Carriers' Cloud Transformation

Check out leader practice analyst Caroline Chappell from Heavy Reading talks about cloud transformation. How can telcos pursue business opportunities through cloud that can help them connect with customers more effectively in digital economy?

Network Force Awakens: Architecture Transformation for Network 2020

Network 2020 unlocks enormous value of network infrastructure, which is at the core of network architecture transformation. SDN/NFV enables networks to migrate to the cloud and makes network architecture an efficient service platform.

Video, From VAS to Fundamental Service

Video has become an essential part of people's lives. Therefore, it becomes fundamental service and future strategy for carriers who wish to drive their service transformation and business growth. Interaction quality, Content quality and Playback quality are the key factors carriers need to concern.

4K & Cloud Redefine IP Bearer Network

As 4K services develop, carriers need to construct networks with end-to-end high-throughput instead of bandwidth to guarantee superior 4K experience. With the fast construction and deployment of cloud data centers (DCs), there is a need for the construction of a Data Center Interconnect (DCI) backbone network and introducing new technologies such as SDN to meet cloud service requirements. Michael Howard, Senior Research Director of IHS, shared his opinion on IP network evolution.

Connecting to the Next Stage of Innovation

We've entered an exciting era, with economies across the globe going digital and ICT entering the next stage of development. At HAS 2016, we asked analysts their views on the industry's hottest topics, including economic digitizations, the role of cloud in the enterprise domain, connected cities, IoT, and video.

Where can cloud shine?

Cloud and digital transformation really go hand in hand. The first adoption of cloud starts in mobile applications and then prevails in enterprises. In the foreseeable future, data as a service would become a new business model with the growth of cloud. Matthew Eastwood, IDC SVP, shares more.

Changes for Revenue Management in Digital Transformation

What's the next step of operator's revenue management system with challenges brought by uncertain traffic model, enormous IoT connections, Cloud, virtualization, NFV and various innovative technologies? More lean and agile infrastructure, ability to support real-time rating/charging and high scalability are the basic elements.

Challenges for Revenue Management in Digital Transformation

What's the next step of operator's revenue management system with challenges brought by uncertain traffic model, enormous IoT connections, Cloud, virtualization, NFV and various innovative technologies? New business model with active large business / enterprise participation, partner ecosystems with the CSP, and business models with a backend B2B relationship and frontend B2C relationship are the key concerns.

Huawei's Storage Vision & Products

The advantage of Huawei data governance framework DFV is decoupling control and data plane; software and hardware, including all data services. Besides, Huawei boasts broad product portfolio across different market segments. Particularly, innovative products like FusionStorage consolidate distributed block, file and object.

Mobile Video Needs a Performance and Measurement Standard

Video, both from third-party providers and mobile operators, has become a big element in the consumer mobile broadband experience. As more consumers switch to LTE services, video as a component of mobile traffic will grow. Mobile operators need to prepare for the impact that video will have on their networks and have a way of understanding the end-users' quality of experience with video.

Carrier Transformation with Cloud

Digital transformation brings challenges to carriers on business growth, operation and architecture. Cloud enables carriers to develop cloud business, unified cloud architecture and agile IT services. Michael Sullivan from TBR, shares more.

What Makes a U-vMOS 4.0 Network ---Best 4K Bearer Network

Video experience is the core-competitiveness of telcos' video service. A U-vMOS score of 4.0 is a good target for IPTV service with 4K resolutions. How should telcos use an experience driven network design philosophy to achieve a superior video experience? Daniel Tang, CTO of Fixed Network Product Line of Huawei, shares more on best 4K bearer network.

5G to Break the Boundaries of Fixed Network

Chris Nicoll, Principal Analyst of wireless networks, Analysys Mason shares his voice on 5G drivers, barriers, use cases and business benefits during 2016 HAS. Connectivity, especially MBB connectivity is one of the important drivers of 5G. 5G to break the boundaries of fixed network and make everything much more mobile, which will make CSP more exited on group experience than individual experience.

Ovum Views on 4.5G

Ovum analyst expounds the 4.5G network is the next mobile telecommunication evolution, and make this the right choice before 5G standards arise. And emphasizes the 4.5G can provide high speed, inspire experience and connection+, especially for the Internet of Things (IoT) which it brings huge business opportunities and enlarge market size, to lay a solid foundation towards 5G.

An Architecture Approach for Digital Transformation

The architecture approach plays an important role in the digital transformation. Steve Nunn, President & CEO of The Open Group, shared how to use the enterprise architecture and leverage the digital technologies with the focus on customer experience to help with the transformation.

Simplified Network: a revolution to accomplish the demands of the video traffic

Video service is becoming very critical to the further of telecom operators globally. We'd like the concept of simplified network. Since everything needs to be upgraded to be able to handle the video traffic. The size of the pipe needs to go up, but also the architecture needs to evolve. We are following closely is the switched OTN combined with WDM architecture. It can really reduce cost and have a really high reliable, low latency type of service. It's something that operators definitely interested in.

Small Cell, strategy and innovation

How to maximize traffic value of indoor area? How to select best Small Cell deployment strategy? How to regard the innovation in unlicensed spectrum? Analyst from Mobile Expert shares his vision on Small Cell.

How Telecom Operators Use Digital Commerce Applications Based on Omni-channel Collaboration?

In the video interview, Dr. Mark H. Mortensen from Analysys Mason will share his opinions about how telecom operators transform from business support to business enablement for digital transformation? How to build the relation between omni-channel and ecommerce markets? How to manage customer experience journey from the outside-in and the inside-out?

SKY Light Research: microwave industry development trends

The microwave industry market would keep positive development in next 5 years, while the application scenario extend from MBB to FBB and enterprise for a more prosperous industry. Oriented to 4.5G and 5G, sufficient bandwidth and low latency are the main criterion for microwave solution.

Focus Persevere Breakthrough

Huawei’s success is born of focus amidst the raging waters, perseverance across the decades, and many small achievements, striving towards a great breakthrough – A Better Connected World.

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A New Chance for Telco Central Offices to Offer New B2B Cloud Business

Are telecom operators late to the game of selling cloud-based services? It is worth looking at how telecom services will look once they have migrated to the cloud, and what implications this has for businesses and the communications industry as a whole.

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Forging Ahead with Core Network Virtualization

NFV is an IT-based method of reshaping CT networks, which has had a massive impact on existing telecom equipment. Looking forward, as Huawei ramps up for more widespread Telco adoption of NFV technology, thoughts on how to provide more value with NFV in such a competitive environment are increasingly top of mind.

IoT Connection Management Platform Enables the Industrial Revolution

In the connected world, how to manage and control all the connections will be a key concern. A unified IoT connection management platform is needed to support the connection management for all scenarios and help to engage the industrial evolution.

Empower All Connections

In the connected world, how to manage and control all the connections? How to communicate with people and things? How to ensure the best user experience? Also an open cloud aware platform is needed.

Communications Capabilities Exposure - 'Miss You' Service

Huawei has helped Sichuan telecom to launch the 'Miss You' service last year to provide HD real-time voice and video communications between mobile phones, TV-2-mobile phone/VoLTE and even between TVs and has attracted more than 1.7 million users within 3 month.

4.5G, Opening Giga Mobile World!

We expect the number of global MBB to reach 6.7 billion by 2020, with each person using about 5 GB of data per month. This is accompanied by the mass development of the Internet of Things (IoT), with the number connections expected to hit 31 billion IoT by 2020. Huawei proposed the 4.5G concept based on its full understanding of mobile broadband.

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NarrowBand IoT, Wide Range of Opportunities

NB-IoT is the most promising solution for the deployment of Low Power Wide Area networks. The new technology will provide improved and deeper indoor coverage, support of massive number of low throughput devices, low delay sensitivity, ultra-low device cost, low device power consumption and optimized network architecture.

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