Ping Song, Head of Marketing and Sales Solutions, Huawei Carrier BG, spoke on August 3, 2022, about the company’s new plans for the cloud transformation of carriers at the Carrier Cloud Transformation Summit held as part of Huawei’s win-win innovation week.
He explained how Huawei is excited to support these transformations by helping to increase network value, accelerate service innovation, and improve communications operations to unleash the benefits of connectivity. The cloud has become an important part of industrial digital transformation and is now seen as a major economic driver due to its potential to reshape the economic structure and business landscape of every industry.
The telecommunications industry has already entered a crucial stage of its private cloud transformation, which brings with it many new opportunities and challenges. It is expected that 15% of telecom companies will develop and fully implement a comprehensive cloud strategy by the end of 2023, resulting in a telecom cloud market of hundreds of billions of dollars. To support this expansion and take advantage of the new markets these technologies are creating, operators must prioritize building a more efficient and resilient ICT infrastructure.
Peng believes that telecom companies’ cloud transformation should be driven by communication technology (CT) and carriers should leverage the unique strengths of the telecom industry and cloud transformation to increase the value of their networks and services. He noted that there are three areas that operators need to focus on to seize the opportunities that arise.
First of allIn terms of network value, operators need to expand the boundaries of the network with the cloud and improve the value of the network in the B2B market to ensure that these developments benefit more customers. Networks are the primary assets of carriers, and carriers can take advantage of this feature to synergistically advance cloud transformation. In China, Huawei provides advanced network and cloud capabilities to enable carriers to provide their enterprise customers with solutions to improve productivity, expanding their routable market by 25%.
secondlyWhen it comes to digital innovation, operators need to build cloud platforms to innovate digital services that they can use to launch new services faster. Collaborative cloud platforms that connect digital communications and services will further accelerate innovation and improve customer acquisition capabilities. In Europe, Huawei has already helped operators migrate development environments, test environments, and hundreds of services to the Huawei Cloud Platform. This has enabled some operators to reduce the time to market for new services by 75% by utilizing an agile development platform and PaaS telecom capabilities.
ThirdWhen it comes to telecom operations, telecom operators need to use pre-integrated cloud solutions specifically designed for the telecom industry to support the sustainable growth of their core business. The cloud transformation of telecommunications requires cloud platforms with a distributed architecture capable of meeting the security and data management requirements of adaptive telecommunications service architectures. A rational timeline for cloud transformation is also necessary to ensure a robust migration of services to the cloud. In Asia, Huawei deployed distributed cloud to manage a variety of carriers’ services and features, and used Huawei’s distributed data store to perform data analysis on various services, which improved the success rate of 5G package marketing by 180%.
Ping concluded by saying that in order to achieve cloud transformation and provide high-quality services to customers, it is important for operators to establish strategic partnerships with those who deeply understand the telecom industry and know how to capitalize on the strengths of the sector. By the end of 2021, Huawei has worked extensively with more than 120 operators worldwide on cloud services. Huawei is committed to investing more in ICT and leveraging global local service capabilities to accelerate operators’ cloud transformation and unleash the benefits of connectivity.