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UAE-based telecommunications provider Etisalat Group collaborated with Huawei and Deloitte to launch a joint white paper titled ‘From Pipelines to Clouds – Etisalat’s Playbook’ that intends to share lessons learned from Etisalat’s road towards becoming a cloud-native telco.
“Cloud computing presents unique opportunities for Etisalat to attain sustainable growth in the emerging digital ecosystem,” said Hatem Bamatraf, Chief Technology Officer at Etisalat Group. “Our aim is to deliver a differentiated service experience to empower a digital and happier society.”
The launch of the white paper is part of a collaboration made amongst the three companies for a joint innovation program focused around a playbook on how to implement multiple exponential technologies that constitute a digital transformation journey through a technology perspective.
The companies believe that a future Telco Cloud will require different telecom network infrastructure and system architecture to address customers’ digital needs in order to deliver intelligent, quicker, more reliable value added services.
“Network transformation should be considered as an opportunity to deploy an experience oriented agile network and operating model rather than an imperative compulsion to address short-term business challenges,” said Peng Xiongji, President Etisalat Key Account at Huawei Technologies.
The white paper underlines the vision of Etisalat Group to harness its technological vision and key industry advances to provide innovative premium and differentiated service experiences for customers.
The adaption of new architecture and processes outlined in the paper will enable Etisalat Group to devise a practical road-map for the adaption of SDN and NFV technologies in addition to cutting edge techs such as MEC, AI, Machine Learning, 5G and so on.
This will greatly assist Etisalat Group to reassure the path to the envisioned scenario of achieving a cost effective infrastructure which enables Etisalat to launch innovative products coped with future time to market.
French telecom giant Orange Group and Huawei announced that they have signed a partnership to cooperate in 5G and cloudification. Teams of both companies will work together on these technologies and related use cases, in order to foster 5G innovation on three areas: infrastructure, operations, and ecosystem development.
As telecom partners would have to focus their preparations to 5G on three areas: infrastructure, operations, and ecosystem development, Huawei and Orange will cooperate on key 5G enabling technologies, such as: Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output); cloudification of the mobile network; Network Slicing; 4G and 5G power and channel sharing within spectrum bands. Both partners will also focus on specific 5G use cases: Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality; Ultra large Coverage for Africa; Energy Efficiency; and Fixed Mobile Convergence.
“Preparing network evolution from 4G to 5G is key for Orange,” said Alain Maloberti, Senior Vice President Orange Labs Networks at Orange. “We are happy to collaborate with Huawei on technological challenges that will make augmented and virtual reality future usages possible, as well as increase our mobile network performances such as very low latency and even higher throughput when and where it matters for our customers in Europe and in Africa.”
Zou Zhilei, President of Carrier Business Group, Huawei, added, “We are happy to announce a new step in our long-term cooperation with Orange Group, in mobile technologies and especially with 5G around the corner. Until today this cooperation has led to the successful introduction of new solutions, including 4G and 4.5G; and now we jointly explore the potential of 5G networks in order to make 5G a reality for Orange in the coming years. Also, it perfectly showcases our commitment with our top customers to help them build a better connected world.”
ZTE has published a white paper setting out the strategy and vision that it says will guide the company for the next five years. It is based on five trends to which ZTE has given the acronym VOICE: Virtuality, Openness, Intelligence, Cloudification and internet of Everything.
Virtuality is the integration of the physical world and the virtual world with enhanced experience through big video, VR and AR. Openness is the transition from the traditional competition-based business model to close collaboration on an open basis. Intelligence is the intellectualization of all things, enhanced interaction and growing intelligence on multiple levels. Cloudification means that cloud platforms are the basis for enabling the digital economy.
ZTE says that, based on the analysis of the five trends of VOICE, “the next five years will be critical in the ongoing global economic transformation towards an open, sharing, and digital economy … [impacting] all areas of our lives.”
ZTE calls the strategy its M-ICT 2.0 strategy and says it is “designed to help businesses seize opportunities in an economy defined by the emergence of the sharing economy and the vast use of peer-to-peer networks, and dependent on the pervasive range of cloud computing platforms and services.”
It says the five trends encapsulated in the acronym VOICE “will drive innovative collaboration and concurrent advances across various fields.”
The white paper gives particular emphasis to the sharing economy. “With the boundaries of corporations and even whole industries becoming more blurred, open collaboration and sharing will become mainstream and propel a major shift in business models,” ZTE says.
“The emergence of the sharing economy and massive use of peer-to-peer networks has shown the way forward for businesses of all sizes. This sharing economy is dependent on the ability to innovate and execute at speed, which is built on a model of openness and collaboration.
“The surge in successful businesses that utilize the sharing economy model has proved that almost everything, including devices, resources, capabilities, and software, can be shared across people, companies and industries.”
In a traditional economy, ZTE says, “resources and capabilities are separated and are closed within individual enterprises and persons, and thus efficiency is very low.” But in a sharing economy, “the borders among resources and enterprises are blurred and thus idle resources can be effectively redeployed and integrated to achieve higher collaboration efficiency.”
ZTE’s white paper, M-ICT 2.0: VOICE for a Digital Future, is available here.