If telecom operators want to remain relevant and competitive in today’s evolving digital world, they will have to face the prospect of a digital transformation—and to do so, they will need to upgrade from their rigid legacy business systems to a digital-first environment. This new value-driven business model must offer customers a real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY, and social (ROADS) experience.
In a new series of case studies, Huawei outlines an all-cloud business strategy to achieve the ROADS goal. An all-cloud strategy helps operators deliver high-quality user experiences while accommodating rapid expansion and innovation. On their all-cloud journeys, however, operators face challenges such as multi-vendor standards integration, seamless migration from old to new networks, and the ability to implement a smart digital transformation in a short timeframe.
The case studies demonstrate how Huawei’s consulting and systems integration services capabilities have enabled operators to overcome these key challenges:
- Ooredoo Case Study. Ooredoo underwent an information and communication technology (ICT) transformation, implementing NFV technology via a multi-vendor approach. Huawei used its NFV OpenLab in Xi’an to develop ICT solutions and ensure seamless E2E integration.
- China Telecom Case Study. China Telecom wanted to embark on a network transformation while reducing costs, improving openness, and driving innovation. In conjunction with China Telecom, Huawei Cloud Open Labs’ SDN experts completed various product designs and innovate program verifications.
- HKT Limited (HKT) Case Study. HKT faced intense competition from operators and market erosion by OTT players. HKT and Huawei worked together on Project Earth, a real-life project on ROADS experience-driven operations and infrastructure transformation. Huawei Cloud Open Labs provided pre-validation of new solutions and services. After verification, the new services were deployed in HKT’s environment.
These industry successes have gained market recognition, including Best Validation/Certification Program and Most Successful Deployment of NFV. The partnership with China Telecom’s Network Restructuring OpenLab also received a commendation for its Telecom Transformation. The case studies demonstrate how Huawei Cloud Open Labs are improving the capabilities of the new digital ecosystem, helping businesses on their unique digital transformations.