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Accenture, Huawei target telcos, enterprises with private cloud services #telcocloud

Source: Business Cloud News

Huawei and Accenture have announced a strategic alliance that will see the two firms jointly develop cloud services for telcos and enterprise customers.

The companies plan to jointly develop cloud solutions – including business support systems (BSS) for telcos, and customer care solutions for enterprises – by leveraging Huawei’s deep experience with networking and IT hardware and Accenture’s consulting and systems integration experience.

Accenture will also work to integrate its infrastructure as a service platform with Huawei’s private cloud infrastructure, with a view towards developing integrated private cloud solutions for enterprise customers.

“In an era where the physical and digital worlds are increasingly converging, no enterprise is able to address all customer needs alone. Enterprises need to collaborate openly and integrate their resources and capabilities to help customers succeed,” said Eric Xu, chief executive officer of Huawei.

“Our collaboration with Accenture will further augment Huawei’s business in the enterprise ICT market, enabling us to build on our diverse product portfolio to offer our enterprise and carrier customers even more innovative software and services solutions that support them in boosting efficiency and driving revenue growth,” Xu said.

The companies will focus initially on developing solutions for clients in China, Southeast Asia, and other emerging markets.

“The combination of Accenture’s industry-aligned offerings and reputation for delivery excellence together with a new and enhanced set of offerings based on Huawei’s infrastructure and software products will enable us to better help clients achieve their business requirements with reduced costs, risks and time of implementation,” added Gianfranco Casati, group chief executive – growth markets at Accenture.

Accenture is the latest systems integrator to partner with Huawei, which views SIs as a critical avenue for enterprise penetration. Last month Infosys announced a partnership with the Chinese hardware manufacturer to jointly develop IT solutions that combine Huawei’s cloud infrastructure with service expertise from Infosys.

The two companies plan to build reference architectures and standardised solutions for big data platforms on Huawei hardware infrastructure, and explore setting up a joint lab in China to enable better delivery in all areas of the partnership.

Huawei is also working with a number of Chinese incumbent telcos to roll out cloud-based services to the country’s vast SMB base.

Cloud World Forum Africa 2014 | Post Event Report Published #cloudafrica

Review of Cloud World Forum Africa 2014

The 3rd Annual Cloud World Forum Africa drew to a close after two days of stimulating discussion, interactive sessions and break-out workshops which drilled down in to how the migration to the Cloud has impacted businesses across the region, as well as the wider themes that are impacting the digital landscape in Africa for 2014 and beyond.

The 2014 edition saw an even wider variety of speakers and topics from the region with insightful sessions from

Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Folup, Vodacom, ODCA,  City of Cape Town, Ovum, DAV, Rand Water and more!

A huge two thirds of the audience were made up of enterprise and operator attendees, proving that the Cloud World Forum Africa is the meeting place for those responsible for ICT and Cloud across a wide variety of industries.

Don’t worry if you missed out, the Cloud World Forum Africa returns again in 2015 – a definite must-attend event for all of those involved with all things Cloud!

If you couldn’t make it this year, click here to download the 2014 post event report, and see why youcannot afford to miss the event next year!

Pre-register today and keep updated as the programme develops!

Highlights:

The speed networking sessions were as always one of the key highlights of the event and provided great opportunities for introductions with potential partners and business leads and lots of stimulating discussions!

The end of Day One saw attendees enjoy more networking as part of the hosted drinks reception and the Cloud World Series team were delighted to award Huawei with the awards for the Best Business Application Cloud Platform. During the event, Huawei showcased its FusionCube solution to demonstrate the evolution and reconstruction of the telecom industry in the cloud era, and to share insights on how cloud technology and network virtualisation will provide the biggest opportunities and challenges for operators going forward.

Industry Leaders |  70% Operator and Enterprise Attendees!

Speakers included;

Broadband Gurus * Carfordable and Brandcity.co.za * Chair, Manageability & Services Workgroup, Open Data Center Alliance * City of Cape Town * CXO Advisor *  DAV Professional Placement Group * Deutsche Telekom Group/T-Systems * Dimension Data * Facebook * Folup Inc * FTTH Council Africa * HP * Huawei *  ITNewsAfrica * ITWeb * Jenny Internet * Manager Applied Research Unit, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering @ Wits University * MEF * Nigerian Information Communication Technology Agency, Edo State Government *
Ovum * Rand Water * Standard Bank * Telstra

Testimonials:

“Informa brought all stakeholders (telco, enterprises, service providers) to this forum and lots of knowledge was shared among stakeholders.
Speakers and the content presented was excellent.  Event organisers have done a wonderful job. Well done Informa team!”
Paritosh Babla, Head of Division, Vodacom, Tanzania

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“Knowledge and experience shared at the conference will provide adequate guidance to make decisions about right cloud technology for both telco and its domain. Thank you Informa!”
Abiodun Aransi, MTN Nigeria

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“It is a very good platform to meet the right customers in telco and enterprises. Aleksandra and the team are very kind and helpful to arrange many meetings for us. Thank you all!”
Peter Cao, Board Director of ESA Region, Huawei

Interested in joining us in 2015?

To keep up to date as the 2015 programme develops, pre-register your interest on our website:

http://africa.cloudworldseries.com/pre-register-for-2015/

See you in 2015!

Huawei Agenda on Cloud World Forum Africa #cloudafrica @HuaweiZA

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ALU and Huawei flag NFV solutions

NFV and SDN will be hot topics at MWC this year.

NFV and SDN will be hot topics at MWC this year

According to a recent Telecoms.com article, Network vendors Alcatel Lucent and Huawei have both made announcements around Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress, where new network architectures like NFV and SDN (software defined networking) will be the subject of much discussion and, Telecoms.com understands, some big news from the operator community.

Huawei has pulled back the curtain on Cloud Edge, an umbrella brand for its NFV suite, which includes virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC), virtualized Multi-Service Engine (vMSE) and Cloud Management and Orchestration (MANO).

Cloud Edge forms part of Huawei’s previously announced, ten-year network evolution roadmap, dubbed SoftCOM.

Meanwhile Alcatel-Lucent announced its own suite of NFV solutions, including EPC, IMS and a virtualized RAN.

The last of these will be displayed at MWC in partnership with the world’s largest operator, China Mobile, the firm said today.

China Mobile’s stand will feature a VoLTE and video demo running over Alcatel Lucent’s proof of concept virtualized RAN as well as its vEPC, as part of a multi-vendor, cloud-based network, the firms said.

“China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent have a long history of working together to deliver innovative solutions that push the boundaries of telecoms and our work on NFV is no exception,” said Dr Chihlin I, chief scientist at China Mobile’s Research Institute.  “Here we are demonstrating how a cloud network environment can help us deliver services faster and better to even greater numbers of people. This will help us meet the explosion in demand for mobile data and allow us to innovate even further with new service offerings.”

Hear Ron Raffensperger, CTO of IT Solutions for Huawei discuss Huawei’s vision of Fusion for the Future including; SDN, NFV & Cloud, on Day One of the Telco Cloud World Forum 2014

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SoftCOM – The Way to Reconstruct the Future Telecom Industry

SoftCOM is Huawei’s strategy for network architecture for the coming decade and is a revolutionary vision that leverages cloud computing, software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and internet-based operations to streamline the networks of telecommunications operators and maximize information technology (IT) resources.

According to a recent Light Reading Article,  the services, efficiencies and overall operations of the telecom industry will be dramatically improved due to the reconstructing of the architecture of networks to become defined by software and not hardware. SoftCOM will help telcos to embrace the strategic opportunities of the information age and effectively manage the challenges brought about by the structural limitations of existing networks.

Combining the power of telecom and the Internet to reconstruct the telecoms industry 
The Huawei SoftCOM strategy merges the latest network design concepts and advanced technologies therefore supporting the digital reconstruction of the telecom industry and to helping telecoms companies to seize the market opportunities and tackle challenges. This is essential as the telecoms sector is now facing structural challenges in revenue creation and cost reduction. As continuous profitability can no longer be sustained by a growing subscriber base, or minimizing equipment costs, operators must find new revenue generation opportunities and structurally reduce operating expenses (OPEX). When traffic is king, new business models with revenue generating traffic at the core will be key to success.

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1. Architecture reconstruction: Establishing a DC-centered ICT architecture 

In the information age service provisioning, data exchange, and business activities will all become digitized, data centers will be responsible for service processing and business transactions in addition to information storage, processing, and exchange. They will become “the telephone switchboard in the digital era” and the core of ICT infrastructure as future network planning and construction will be based on DCs in order to adapt to service development and traffic scheduling.

2. Network reconstruction: Realizing flexible and intelligent network/product architecture through SDN and NFV
Upon separating the control and forwarding planes and virtualizing network resources through SDN/NFV, the network can be managed in a more unified and global manner to ensure better network resource scheduling, higher efficiency, and simpler software upgrade. In addition, the network can deliver better user experience and realize higher utilization through centralized routing and traffic control, laying the foundation for service quality-based traffic monetization. Network devices will no longer depend on a specific piece of hardware so network elements (NEs) can share a unified hardware platform.

3. Service reconstruction: Taking advantage of the transformation brought by the cloud 
As a new business model and concept, cloud services have presented the telecom industry with a tremendous strategic opportunity and a new channel for revenue worth trillions of dollars. With the increase in bandwidth of global networks and maturity of cloud computing technologies, companies will gradually replace their data centers with ICT cloud services from telcos in the next thirty years. Enterprises will need ICT infrastructure to support their cloud services in this transformation.

4. Operation reconstruction: Transforming the business model from internal control into one serving users through an “all online”, on-demand automation and intelligence, and Internet-based operation.
Telcos should adopt Internet-based operations to allow users to obtain services on demand and should go all online to support on-demand services for users. But this should not stop here, as user-oriented online operation should drive the re-engineering of the internal business processes to realize an all intelligent, automated, and connected business operation. Big data analytics enables precise marketing by allowing operators to delve into customer demands, increasing productivity by dozens of times and structurally reducing OPEX.

You can hear more on how Huawei’s SoftCOM strategy will help Telcos capitalize on the opportunities brought about by digital revolution of the telecom industry to gain more revenue and reduce operational costs at the Telco Cloud World Forum, taking place from 28-30 April 2014 in Munich. 

Huawei will be delivering a pre-conference masterclass on Monday 28th April as well as an opening keynote on Forum Day One.

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