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Huawei Fosters Collaboration among Carriers and Partners to Build a Thriving Digital Ecosystem

At the Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWC Shanghai) 2016, Huawei held the "Digital Operations Transformation Ecosystem Forum", which attracted more than 100 participants from world-leading telecommunication carriers and industry partners. Drawing on Huawei's experience of working with both global operators and innovative industry partners, the forum aimed to connect all parties to build an open digital operations ecosystem, speed digital transformation among carriers and achieve win-win outcomes. Leading carriers and industry partners shared their vision, roadmap, and experience on digital operations transformation and building digital ecosystems at the forum.

Ken Wang, President of Global Marketing and Solution Sales of Huawei's Carrier BG, said: "Huawei fully recognizes the importance of digital operations and ecosystems. We are the first company in the industry to launch a digital operations solution --- Telco OS, which is designed to help operators deliver superior user experiences that are Real-time, On-demand, All-online, D.I.Y. and Social (ROADS). We have established ROADS experience and Telco OS as our key strategy for long-term development."

Ke Shen, Deputy General Manager of China Unicom (Shanghai), provided insights on the carrier's strategic vision and key measures under its "Digital Enterprise" strategy. He remarked: "As more users demand a ROADS experience, Shanghai Unicom is committed to digital operations transformation that delivers service innovation and guarantees an engaging user experience. Since 2015, we have initiated business, network and operations transformation to evolve into a leading digital operator. Our transformation depends on cooperation with world-leading ICT solutions providers such as Huawei and other industry partners to jointly build a digital operations ecosystem and develop agile digital business models."

Junbo Qian, Director of Internet Department, China Mobile (Zhejiang) introduced innovation and practice of digital operations: China Mobile (Zhejiang) has deployed Huawei's digital operations system to enable cross-domain integration. Leveraging this platform, China Mobile (Zhejiang) has successfully opened up its five major capabilities to the partners: communication,smart pipe, big data, BOSS and IT/IDC capabilities and attracted innovative companies to develop consumer apps on the platform, empowering mass entrepreneurship and innovation and driving a thriving digital market for carriers.

Dr. Dong Sun, Huawei's Chief Architect of Digital Transformation, added: "Huawei actively responds to the industry’s digital transformation demands. We provide platform-based end-to-end services and collaborate with carrier customers and industry partners to enable digital operations and build open ecosystems. Our open approach allows all parties to work together to explore innovative business models and new revenue sources for the telecom industry. This is helping carriers develop digital capabilities to meet fast-evolving customer needs in the new digital era."

Huawei is exploring new ways to build open and cooperative digital business ecosystems. Leveraging its many capability centers and open labs around the world, Huawei offers multi-vendor pre-integration and pre-verification facilities. The company has also set up an Open ROADS Community to incubate the best ICT transformation practices, and it collaborated with industry partners to kick off the Open-O project for end-to-end multi-vendor service orchestration. In the media sector, Huawei has worked with the world's largest ICT media - Light Reading to establish an online digital transformation community (www.telcotransformation.com) to drive further collaboration and digital advancement.

Furthermore, Huawei engages in extensive partnerships with various industry organizations such as TM Forum, The Open Group, OPNFV and Linux Foundation to promote industry cooperation and the development of industry alliances. It is estimated that in the next three years, Huawei will invest over US$350 million in developing system integration and service capabilities. By 2019, Huawei will have 600+ consultants and 4000+ professional personnel for integration service.

Industry partners such as Accenture, Teligen, Primeton, Siyan and Haitong Anheng, and industry organizations such as GSMA and OPEN-O also shared their practices and insights on digital business ecosystems at the forum. All participants agreed the importance of digital operations had been widely recognized by the industry and that a digital business ecosystem must be established to accelerate the transition towards the future digital economy.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016 takes place at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), China, from June 29th to July 1st. Huawei will showcase its latest products and solutions at the main booth in Hall N1 A40 and “Innovation City” booth in Hall N3 A40. For more details, please visit: http://www.huawei.com/en/events/mwcshanghai#Agenda

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