MWC 2016: Huawei offers 5 Big Initiatives to telecoms and enterprises

Huawei digital visionChinese networking vendor Huawei today announced its five initiatives for the telecom industry to accelerate its digital transformation.

The announcement came from Huawei ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2016) in Barcelona.

Huawei also announced solutions for 4.5G, Internet of Things (IoT), 2K/4K video, and Safe City.

Telecoms will have big opportunity from a potential $100 billion video industry market and a $1 trillion enterprise cloud market. The number of IoT connections is expected to grow 10-fold, said Huawei.

Huawei’s Big Initiatives are Big Video – Everywhere, Big IT – Enabling, Big Operation – Agile, Big Architecture – Elastic, Big Pipe – Ubiquitous.

“Digital transformation is a new engine for telecom industry growth, and it will also empower the innovation of other industries,” said William Xu, chief strategy marketing officer of Huawei, in London.

Huawei and partners are setting up open labs — more than ten open labs across China, Europe and other regions — for joint innovation, to support commercial use of new services.

Huawei has built an eSDK platform delivering development tools and support services for global developers.

The company has also launched a $1 billion Developer Enablement Program to build a facilitating environment for innovation.

Huawei is partnering with software partners to provide IT and networking solutions to industries such as transportation, energy, government, and finance. 5G, SDN/NFV, and digital operations will be some of the focus areas of telecoms.

4.5G will deliver mobile broadband data rates of up to 1,000 Mbit/s, enabling HD voice, 2K/4K HD video, and virtual reality experiences, in addition to support for IoT.

GigaRadio, a technology for 4.5G from Huawei, will be deployed commercially on a large scale in 2016, and will help to accelerate the global adoption of 4.5G.

Huawei’s IoT solutions will drive the digital transformation of carriers’ home broadband services by making the smart home a reality.

Huawei’s LTE-based Narrow Broadband IoT (NB-IoT) technology will enable telecom operators to deliver cellular IoT. This technology will create new business opportunities in smart metering, smart parking, logistics tracking, and smart cities.

Huawei said its Safe City solutions are powered by the latest IoT and mobile broadband (MBB) technologies to deliver smart, video-based security systems for cities. Huawei’s Safe City solutions have been deployed in over 100 cities across more than 30 countries.

By 2025, there will be four billion new broadband users, more than 100 billion things will be digitally connected, and every person’s consumption of data will increase more than 500-fold, said Huawei.

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