[Frankfurt, Germany, September 30, 2016] The Ultra-Broadband Forum 2016 entered its second day with intelligent discussions around “Business Innovation and Network Enablement in the Cloud Era”. Huawei and leading global telecom operators, including BBF, Telefonica, TIM, KPN, Orange, du, as well as the Linux Foundation shared their viewpoints about the next-steps in the development of Ultra-Broadband.
An intelligent world, in which all things are connected, smart and can be sensed, is coming towards us. As a result, telecom operators’ business is fundamentally changing. David Wang, President of Huawei Network Solutions said: “In the intelligent world, telecom operators should rethink their role and business model in the B2C, B2B and IoT markets. Huawei believes that telecom operators’ core business proposition should be centered on the concept of FMC 3.0. By building up a ubiquitous, experience-driven, agile and on-demand ultra-broadband network, telecom operators will be able to monetize the business opportunities created by vertical market digital transformation.”
Wang Tao, President of Network Solutions of Huawei, giving speech at Ultra-broadband Forum 2016.
The emergence of Gigaband connectivity is an accepted trend. The industry is witnessing the accelerating growth of 4K and VR along with large-scale enterprise digitalization and cloudification and the deepening development of industry IoT. The ultra-broadband all-connected network is going to be the major driving force of the emergence of all things sensing and all things connected and the fundamental building blocks of the intelligent world.
From telecom operators’ point of view, FMC 1.0 was more about the broadband connection services which converged the fixed and mobile broadband networks. FMC 2.0 focused on the monetization of UBB through continuous optimization and development of content services, which are positioned as the basic service. On top of FMC 1.0 and 2.0, Huawei now releases the FMC 3.0 concept to facilitate operators redefining the scope of their business:
Based on the FMC3.0-centric business proposition, Huawei defines three directions for the development of telecom operators’ ultra-broadband network:
The UBBF is jointly organized by the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei, to create a platform for communications between carriers, content providers, consumer electronics vendors, Internet service providers, and regulatory agencies worldwide. Through discussion of the future developments of ultra-broadband, the Forum promotes the commercial success of all industry members and the sound and sustainable development of the ultra-broadband industry ecosystem.