Slowing revenue growth poses a major challenge for the telecoms industry, but there are new and unprecedented opportunities for those operators who can accelerate their digital transformation. It is estimated that the video industry market potential, for example, is $100 billion, while the enterprise cloud market is worth $1 trillion. The number of IoT connections is expected to grow ten fold.
Before it can grasp some of these new opportunities, however, the telecoms industry must transform much of what it has done in the past and navigate several key challenges. Rolling out new services is difficult and requires leadership, the right strategies and excellence in execution. At the same time, exploding bandwidth and increasingly complex networks are driving up OPEX.
In this market, operators can no longer grow by merely expanding their user base. They need to find new expansion points and the key to that is new services based on the ROADS user experience: Real-time, On-demand, All-Online, DIY, Social.
Huawei has responded to the challenge of digital transformation with its “Big Initiatives” (Big Video – Everywhere, Big IT – Enabling, Big Operation – Agile, Big Architecture – Elastic, Big Pipe – Ubiquitous).
The Big Initiatives are designed by Huawei as a strategic approach for the telecom industry to accelerate its transformation and create new opportunities.
To enable Big Initiatives implementation, Huawei held a Masterclass at the 7th Telco Strategies Conference in Kuala Lumpur on May 17.
Attendees participated in a three hour interactive session in which they were able to understand how the Big Initiatives could help drive their digital transformation through restructuring their services, operations, networks and architecture.
The session comprised insights from three members of Huawei’s digital leadership group and from Anthony Davie from SimplySuccess, who outlined how telecom organisations could use the “9 Windows” technique, the same process NASA used to put a man on the moon, to understand their current and future environment.
The session included:
- An introduction to the Big 5 initiatives and the road to digital transformation. This was delivered by William Mar, Director of HKCC, Business and Network Consulting Department for Huawei
- “9 Windows” technique
- Big Video – Everywhere. Presented by Jonathan Ang, Director of Solution Strategy & Marketing for Huawei Southern Pacific Region
- Big IT – Enabling. Insights from Richard Im, Director of Carrier Software, Huawei Southern Pacific Region
Masterclass attendees learned how through focussing on the Big Initiatives, and through leveraging Huawei’s SoftCOM future network strategy, they can navigate the way to digital transformation and deliver ROADS experiences to their customers.
Huawei believes that operators must transform themselves and recommends they focus on the Big Initiatives:
- Big Video: Video has become a basic telecom service which will help telecom operators to regain control of the value chain and drive the success of their transformations.
- Big IT: IT systems which deliver the ROADS experience (hardware, software, services) and drive digital service capacity.
- Big Operation: ICT services which guarantee the E2E experience and build the network around experience.
- Big Architecture: SDN/NFV technologies in data centers create future networks that can carry any ICT service, and allow the agile delivery of the ROADS experience.
- Big Pipe: With their massive capacity and vast numbers of connections, Big Pipes are the key asset which allows operators to deliver the ubiquitous ROADS experience.