The Huawei-led Broadband Transformation Summit which is supported by Telekom Malaysia and Heavy Reading, provided an ideal stage for collaborative discussions amongst leading network operators.
[Kuala Lumpur, 9 May, 2011] Huawei, a leader in next-generation telecommunication technologies and solutions, today demonstrated its most advanced innovations and shared deep insights on smart transformation strategies in leveraging on the rapid growth of national broadband network, convergence and multimedia services in today’s market-driven and customer-oriented industry.
The Broadband Transformation Summit 2011, themed “Broadband Redefined through Smart Transformation”, was supported by Telekom Malaysia (TM) and research partner Heavy Reading. Attended by over 300 delegates from leading broadband players from more than 50 global telecom operators, the summit brought about collaborative discussions on successful broadband transformation case studies and industry best practices in leveraging on changes brought about by the rapid growth in national broadband network, convergence and multimedia services.
The summit was graced by Y.B. Dato’ Joseph Salang, Deputy Minister of Information, Communication and Culture Ministry, Malaysia. In his speech, the honorable Deputy Minister said: “Broadband cannot just be for higher and higher speeds, but must transform the people’s lives.”
Richard Yu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Huawei who delivered the opening speech said, “Over the next decade, networks will become an essential part of people’s lives and are expected to integrate across all sectors and drive sustainable economic development. As the demand for higher bandwidth accelerates and outpaces revenue growth, and as national broadband strategies developed by an ever-increasing number of countries serve as the main catalysts to spur the development of fixed networks, the key challenge of network operators is to continue to pursue and embrace broadband strategies to take advantage of the great opportunities that this new communication culture brings”.
A notable highlight of the summit was the presentation by Giorgio Migliarina, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of Telekom Malaysia, as he shared the outlooks, approaches, achievements and challenges of the end-to-end NGN/IMS, HSBB and IPTV deployment. On stage was also Jin Dong Bin, Senior Chief Engineer of China Telecom, to deliver a comprehensive keynote speech about China Telecom’s transformation strategies and broadband development, which encompasses the forward-thinking FTTX, Optical City, IMS and ICT strategies. Other keynote speakers at the summit included Paul Scanlan, the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Huawei South Pacific Region, Paul Beaumont, the Network Architect from BSkyB, Michael Haeberle, Head of Converged Services from Telefonica Germany, Jim Hodges, the Senior Anlayst from Heavy Reading, and Lim Meng Soon, the General Manager from Telekom Brunei. The summit also provides good venue and unique opportunity for extensive interaction with Huawei high level executives and hands-on innovative service demo.
Huawei has rapidly developed and strengthened its position as the market leader in the carrier and fixed access business, notably for optical access, optical transport, carrier IP, microwave and core network products. In 2010, Huawei unveiled the “Single” strategy and rolled out innovative end-to-end solutions such as fixed broadband, mobile broadband, enterprise, and converged operations and maintenance. Additionally, Huawei unveiled the state-of-the-art intelligent ODN solution (iODN) to meet the requirements for optical fiber management in the upcoming FTTH era. In the broadband solutions front, Huawei is the clear leader, having been involved in constructing five of the six national broadband projects worldwide.
On the core network side, Huawei introduced its “SingleCORE” strategy which provides customers with industry-leading end-to-end solutions for achieving smooth ICT transformation, convergence and evolution. Examples of these solutions include converged communications, mobile packet core, converged user data center and cloud computing.
The media and entertainment business, with video as the main feature, will be the focal point for future home business. Huawei is focused on converged home solutions and has developed the integrated Connected Home solution for home communications, entertainment and control. This solution encompasses three centers (access, media, and control) and two clouds (Service Cloud and Management Cloud) to enable a seamless user experience across multi-screens.