Towards its mission to build a connected world through extensive collaborations across industries, Huawei has unveiled five ‘Big initiatives’. Named as Big Video – Everywhere, Big IT – Enabling, Big Operation – Agile, Big Architecture – Elastic, and Big Pipe – Ubiquitous, these five big initiatives would help carriers to build an open, collaborative, and win-win industry ecosystem. The company thus becomes the pathway for the telecom industry to accelerate the digital transformation.
The initiative is the result of the company’s vision to support $100 billion video industry market and a $1 trillion enterprise cloud market. The company also predicts a growth in Internet of Things (IoT) to 10-fold, providing multitudes of opportunities for the telecom players.
Under the initiatives, Huawei has established open labs for joint innovation across China, Europe, and other regions. The 10 open labs have successfully brought together more than 600 partners, making it a global telecom collaborative affair. Huawei has also built an eSDK platform for the developers, enabling the developers to avail easy-to-use development tools and support services.
Besides, Huawei has launched a Developer Enablement Program for $1 billion to facilitate interesting innovations in the telecom industry. The company would collaborate with consultants, software partners etc., so that industry-specific ecosystems can be developed to provide assistance to various industries, including transportation, energy, government, and finance. Huawei also recognizes the potential of new telecom trends such as 5G, SDN/NFV, and digital operations and forms partnership across these areas.
In the Mobile World Congress 2016, Huawei showcased its innovations in 4.5G, IoT, and Safe City solutions. To say, its GigaRadio intends to deploy 4.5G commercially across the globe. The 4.5G will deliver mobile broadband data rates of up to 1,000 Mbit/s, according to Huawei.
On the IoT front, Huawei targets to revive home broadband services of the carriers by making smart home a reality. It has launched Narrow Broadband IoT (NB-IoT), an LTE-based technology for the purpose. Smart metering, smart parking, logistics tracking, and smart cities are the arenas this new technology will bring forth.
Safe City Solutions enable the Government to deliver efficient, video-based security systems across cities. The service is already deployed in over 100 cities across 30+ countries.