Intelligence Types: Vendor View

Internal Culture Key to Transformation: Huawei GTS

Internal culture is the most important factor in digital transformation, according to Bill Tang, president of Huawei’s Global Technical Services (GTS) business unit. Tang told the Huawei Operational Transformation Forum (OTF) that this was the lesson he drew from the digital transformation experience of his own team. That’s because the transformation process shakes up traditional […]

A 4-Step Plan to Cloudification

A recent blog by McKinsey poured scorn on the concept of “digital transformation” as a panacea for telecom operators struggling to remain relevant in the 21st century. As the article points out “labelling an initiative ‘digital’ is counterproductive since it often alienates more-experienced managers and results in a handful of pilots that are eventually too abstract to […]

What is China doing to accelerate 5G transport network deployment?

What is China doing to accelerate 5G transport network deployment? Since the 1980s, a new generation of revolutionary mobile communication technologies has emerged every decade. Mobile communication evolved from 1G to 4G, with a focus on people-to-people communication. In the future, 5G will become deeply integrated with technologies such as cloud computing, big data, AI, […]

What is Zun: A Typical Component of Openstack to Provide Container Management Service

OpenStack is a mainstream open source cloud management platform, aiming at providing rich cloud platform services supporting easy implementation, large-scale scale-in/out and unified standard. Hundreds of global famous enterprises are operating businesses based on OpenStack to reduce costs and act faster. Zun is the component of Openstack to provide container management service, established in June, […]

Beijing Unicom: 4G IP RAN Evolution to Build a 5G Transport Network

Mobile communication is entering a new era. 5G, the next-generation standard in mobile communication, will not only boost user experience in mobile Internet, but also enable the large-scale networking of billions of IoT devices. It will allow everything to be connected and facilitate the deep integration of many important industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, and […]

New Business Model for Multi-Service 5G Transport Networks

GSMA forecasts that, by 2025, the number of global 5G connections will reach 1.1 billion, with one third of the world’s population connected to 5G networks. As the 5G industry matures, 5G will enable the connectivity and digitalization of everything. As a result, the operator market will also extend from individuals and homes to industries, […]

ZTE 4MIX Distributed Cloud Solution Builds 5G-Ready Cloud Infrastructure

Cloudified reconstruction of telecommunications networks is already the consensus of global operators. Virtualization technology brings many advantages such as cost reduction, flexible scale-in/out. However, with the advent of 5G, new challenges and problems are constantly emerging. 5G has three major application scenarios: enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), focusing on 4K/8K HD video, VR/AR and other high-bandwidth […]

Digital Business Transformation: Where Should You Begin?

Digital business transformation is a huge and confusing topic, making it very difficult to know where to begin. The Open ROADS Community has created the Digital Mastermind to answer this question and guide your entire transformation journey. The essence of this method, which we call “Digital Thinking” is to “Identify a Scenario, then Start Small, […]

Multi-Service and Multi-Tenant: A Typical Application of Access Network NFV

Multi-Service and Multi-Tenant as a New Requirement for Access Networks Of the Optical Access Network (OAN), the Optical Distribution Network (ODN) is a key resource and an important asset for operators. In addition to vigorously deploying home broadband services based on Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) technology, operators also actively develop other services and explore new business models […]

Keep Running to Lead the Race

“It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place”, this is a dialog between Alice and the Red Queen in the film Alice in Wonderland and also perfectly depicts today CSPs’ status quo. CSPs were leading the technology and innovation in the past decade, but almost lost the battlefield to […]

Network Operations Modernization via Automation & Intelligence

Axiata (MYX: 6888) is a telecom operator with extensive operations across Asia including Malaysia, Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, and Pakistan as well as stakes in operators in India (Vodafone-Idea) and Singapore (M1). Axiata’s Malaysian mobile operation, Celcom, generates around 26% of group revenue but generated 52% of profit after tax and minority […]

Learning From HKT’s Digital Transformation

HKT is the incumbent operator in Hong Kong with slightly over 50% share of the residential fixed broadband market and around 30% share of mobile subscribers, placing it ahead of the three other MNOs. HKT’s revenue (excluding handset sales) rose 1% year on year in the six months ending June 2018 to US$1,749 million while […]

A Phased Approach to AI Adoption in Network Operations & Maintenance

Here’s a story that will seem familiar to many operators across the world: Not so long ago, China Mobile was struggling to simultaneously ensure network quality and improve customer experience while at the same time reduce its operational costs. A key enabler to achieve these goals was its shift from reactive maintenance not just to […]

Only Digital Transformation Can Unlock Value of 5G & AI – Experts

Telecom operators need to carry out digital transformation in order to be able to seize the benefits of 5G and AI – that was the verdict from the latest Huawei Operations Transformation Forum (OTF). “The telecom industry needs to adopt new ways of working. It is the only way to join the digital economy and […]

Plugging all the holes: driving growth with automated business assurance

Netflix has become synonymous to streaming media success, having clocked 130 million paid subscriptions by the end of June 2018. However, something not under the spotlight is that, for every paid subscriber, there might be two non-paid viewers. According to a research licensed by the private financing company LendEDU in August 2018, 59% of millennials […]

Prepare Now for the 5G Monetization Opportunity

5G has been the latest buzz word in the Telecom industry as operators are looking forward to the next growth wave. Operators and vendors are under pressure to perform and are hoping that 5G will trigger new investments that put the industry back into growth trajectory over the next few years. The recent 3GPP standards […]

Huawei Mobile Money: Improving Lives and Accelerating Economic Growth

The explosive growth in the use of Smartphones worldwide has led to more and more innovation in how people access and pay for services via these devices. In Asia and Africa where the more traditional banking and payment services were less developed this has led to a significant amount of local innovation and divergence in […]

Dealer Agent Cloud – Empower Your Dealer & Agent to Excel

In an age where consumers want fast and easy access to products and mobile subscription has shifted from being a commodity to an essential daily tool, it is important to remove the barriers to easy distribution and sales at the consumer’s doorstep. How easy is it to subscribe customers to your network? And how easy […]

IoT: Manage & Conquer

The IoT market is getting bigger and bigger with billions of devices to control. It’s time telcos – the experts in device management – came on the scene and took the lead in building the foundation of connectivity One of the reasons of the networking boom, was to connect people and to let them work […]

China Mobile IoT: China Mobile Partners with Huawei to Create the Era of IoE

The IoE Era Is Coming The world is beginning to feel the effects of the explosive development of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a driving force for social development, powering industrial transformation: smart cities, transportation, finance, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, smart home or consumer electronics, and offering the potential for Communications Service Providers to […]

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