SHANGHAI, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/. At the Carrier Cloud Transformation Summit held as part of Huawei Connect 2016, Huawei and leading international telecom carriers, industry organizations, and partners shared their successes with digital transformation and discussed the theme of "Accelerating carriers' cloud transformation and enabling the digitization of vertical industries".
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Zou Zhilei, President of Huawei's Carrier Business, said that the IT industry had gone through one wave of network-centered transformation; a second wave of horizontal application-centered transformation; and was now beginning a third wave, which would last for the next 20-30 years. In this third wave, industry development will be centered on vertical industry ecosystems: The Internet and cloud computing are already upending vertical segments from government services, education, and finance to transport and manufacturing. New technologies and approaches are unleashing new productivity, putting these venerable industries and sectors back at the forefront of innovation.
In the third wave of transformation, telecom carriers will be the catalysts of enormous innovative potential. Long-established industries demand one-stop and local services, cloud-and-network synergy, and impeccable security. Carriers can leverage their unique strengths to help vertical segments integrate their fragmented networks and processes. By restructuring their business processes and network operations, carriers can enable the digital transformation of industries, and earn spillover benefits from their customers' increasing productivity.
The opportunities for success are particularly clear in the areas of cloud services, Internet of Things, and video. Thomas Aschenbrenner, Deutsche Telekom's director of cloud sales & marketing, says, "Cloud is the driver and the transformer for whole industries. Deutsche Telekom and Huawei continue to innovate together, to deliver high quality cloud services to enterprises through our Open Telekom Cloud." Wang Jingzhong, CEO of China Mobile Anyang, says that China Mobile and Huawei have delivered government cloud, enterprise cloud, public service cloud, and IoT cloud, and as a result have created a smart, connected city with streamlined governance, excellent resident services, and a buoyant business environment. John Hoffman, CEO and director of GSMA Ltd., believes that the convergence of cloud, IoT and big data is a new opportunity for connecting to the future which is here today.
"ALL CLOUD" of device, network, operation, service, is a powerful step forward in the digital transformation of carriers. Wu Xiangdong, President of China Telecom Cloud Computing, says, "China Telecom and Huawei have jointly developed the brand-new eCloud 3.0, which integrates cloud and network, and offers secure, customized cloud services. It can support the development of the industrial Internet, and drive industry informatization."
Meanwhile, Huawei adheres to the principle of "Make It Possible" and takes the lead in attempting to develop solution cloud, experience cloud, and knowledge cloud for carriers. This attempt greatly motivates Huawei's organizational potential and makes it offer better services for carriers.
The cloud is already all around us. Huawei is ready to work with industry partners to develop an open, healthy cloud ecosystem. It will support carriers' cloud strategies, speed their cloud transformation, and enable the digitization of the entire telecom industry. Shen Ke, vice president of China Unicom Shanghai, says, "China Unicom and Huawei have built a powerful '2+N' digital business ecosystem framework together, delivering enterprise services online via an e-commerce cloud, and providing one-stop incubator services for partners."
Huawei Connect 2016 was held from August 31-September 2 in Shanghai at the Shanghai Expo Centre, Mercedes-Benz Arena, and Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center (SWEECC). It was attended by over 15,000 industry leaders who discussed how to build a Better Connected World, and how to promote digital transformation in industries. For more information, please go to: http://www.huawei.com/minisite/huaweiconnect2016/en/index.html
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