Huawei aims to accelerate digital transformation for promoting IoT

William Xu, executive director of the Board and chief
strategy marketing officer, Huawei

Global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei opened its 13th Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen today. The event brings together more than 500 analysts, journalists and business leaders from the telecom, internet, finance, and other industries.

Reporting from Shenzhen, Jeremy Cowan says that the company is discussing its strategic thinking, products, and market progress in the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and telco operations transformation. The event is focusing on the theme of “Growing Together Through Digitalisation and Building a Better Connected World”.

Following keynotes from several Huawei Board members, the summit has heard today from representatives of industry organisations including NB-IoT Forum, China Mobile and China Unicom. Upcoming speakers include OpenStack, TM Forum, and The Open Group bringing their views and best practices on industry development.

Opening the event, William Xu, Huawei executive director of the Board and chief strategy marketing officer (CSMO) remarked, “Global digitalisation is accelerating, and this is improving efficiency and user experience in many areas, including vertical industries, public services, and every aspect of our lives.

“Our Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2016 reveals that global connectivity improved by 5% in 2015. We can work together in the areas of enhancing connectivity, enabling the digital transformation of vertical industries, improving the connectivity experience and expanding access under all scenarios, and to accelerate global digitalisation,” said Xu.

Video has become a basic service of the telecom industry for consumer and business users and customer experience has become a core competence for operators if they are to attract and retain users. Huawei has unveiled a video experience measurement system, U-vMOS, which reasonably and objectively evaluates video quality, interaction, and the visual experience of various services on different networks and screens.

The system is open to the entire video industry, and has been recognised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). (Also see: IMS Networks choose Huawei WAN SDN solution for challenge of digital transformation, and Huawei helps MSOs accelerate video and broadband service opportunities.)

At the summit, Eric Xu, Huawei’s rotating CEO (the post of CEO rotates every six months among three CEOs) explained the company’s full “cloudification” strategy in detail. “At the Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2015, we proposed the Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY, and Social (ROADS) experience model to define the features of a superior user experience. This year, we have introduced the full cloudification strategy, which focuses on delivering a ROADS experience.

“At the core of Huawei’s full cloudification strategy is the full reconstruction of ICT infrastructure in four respects – equipment, network, services, and operations. The strategy aims to create systematic strengths in pooled hardware resources, fully distributed software architecture, and full automation. As a leading global ICT infrastructure provider, Huawei is committed to becoming an advocate, promoter, and leader of full cloudification,” he said.

Digital transformation presents many opportunities as well as challenges. Huawei stays customer-centric and strives to help customers succeed and achieve shared success. Eric Xu (no relation) added, “In the carrier business, we aim to deliver a ROADS experience and help operators develop their competitiveness to seize new market opportunities including IoT, video, and cloud services.

We will also help migrate networks and operations systems to the cloud and help operators establish advantages in agile operations.” (Also see: Huawei unveils new software-led look as it plans ‘4.5G’ business to support mobile networks over next five years.)

“In the enterprise business,” he continued, “we will leverage cloud computing, SDN, and Big Data technologies to facilitate enterprise digitalisation towards agile and smart operations. In the consumer business, brand, quality, experience, and ecosystems matter most.

Huawei is working hard to develop a high-end brand, deliver premium products, win with quality and services, and establish an ecosystem that focuses on consumer experience.” (Also see: Huawei predicts deployment of 60 commercial 4.5G networks worldwide in 2016 and Vodafone, Huawei and u-blox claim ‘first successful commercial trial’ of pre-standard NB-IoT.)

“A Better Connected World raises requirements for networks. Connections, bandwidth, latency, and data storage must all achieve 100-fold improvements. More importantly, networks of the future must automatically accommodate diverse use scenarios, including massive numbers of connected things, high-bandwidth services like video and virtual reality, and industrial applications (including Industrial IoT, Ed.) that require a low latency and high reliability,” said Ryan Ding, Huawei executive director of the Board and president of Products & Solutions.

“Huawei will focus on ICT infrastructure and smart devices; invest over the long term; fully unleash the potential of connectivity, ultra-broadband, and data; and develop agile architecture and open platforms to accelerate the digital transformation of our customers, including operators.”

Customer needs are diverse, and no company can meet them on their own – collaboration with industry partners is essential. William Xu added: “We must join forces with industry partners to build an open ecosystem. We continue to hold fast to our pipe strategy, focusing on ICT infrastructure and smart devices.

To meet these needs, we have forged extensive partnerships with consulting firms, application developers, system integrators, and channel partners. Through this commitment to openness, collaboration, and shared success, we will create value for our customers, contribute to a healthy ICT ecosystem, and drive social progress.”

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow_ OR @jcIoTnow


9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, iot home automation is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

Infineon and Rainforest Connection create real-time monitoring system to detect wildfires

Posted on: October 22, 2021

Munich and San Jose, California, 21 October, 2021 – Infineon Technologies AG a provider of semiconductors for mobility, energy efficiency and the IoT, announced a collaboration with Rainforest Connection (RFCx), a non-profit organisation that uses acoustic technology, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning to save the rainforests and monitor biodiversity.

Read more

Infineon simplifies secure IoT device-to-cloud authentication with CIRRENT Cloud ID service

Posted on: October 21, 2021

Munich, Germany. 21 October 2021 – Infineon Technologies AG launched CIRRENT Cloud ID, a service that automates cloud certificate provisioning and IoT device-to-cloud authentication. The easy-to-use service extends the chain of trust and makes tasks easier and more secure from chip-to-cloud, while lowering companies’ total cost of ownership. Cloud ID is ideal for cloud-connected product companies

Read more