Today, Huawei released its UBB 2020 White Paper at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC). This White Paper, entitled "Open Roads to UBB 2020", covers the UBB industry vision as well as the operators' UBB business proposition. It also covers the reconstruction of operator businesses, networks, operations, and ecosystems driven by UBB industry development. Additionally, "Open Roads to UBB 2020" analyzes the major opportunities and challenges for operators in the next five years, and provides suggestions by sharing best practices.
In recent years, there has been extensive development of the UBB industry. More than 100 operators have launched commercial Gigaband services. In 2015, broadband standards were redefined twice; the ITU expects a surge in global broadband coverage by 2020. Ultra-HD TV has become the norm in households; 15 4K channels have been launched worldwide, and currently, over 500 original 4K videos are available for subscribers, heralding a new era of ubiquitous videos. The broadband industry is stepping into a golden era of unprecedented development. Operators will play an important part in this development and benefit from it.
Major opportunities tend to accompany major changes. Now, videos have become core services as content in transmission pipes; consumers are largely concerned about service experience, which in turn drives network evolution. The cloud service and Smart Home are becoming the norm on ultra-broadband networks. Therefore, building a DC-centric next-generation network and converging IT architecture based on SDN/NFV is a must for operators. The UBB 2020 White Paper clearly states the vision and mission for ultra-broadband development in the next five years, and also provides three strategic propositions: business transformation, network reconstruction, and open ecosystem. These three strategies are proposed to assist operators in optimizing operations and handling challenges.
Huawei believes that the global UBB industry will go through three phases: improving broadband coverage, developing ultra-broadband and video, and using ultra-broadband networks to provide cloud and Smart Home services. In some regions, operators aspire to achieve comprehensive broadband coverage for their region by improving broadband coverage. Currently, some mainstream operators, such as British Telecom and China Telecom, have achieved the collaborative development of the ultra-broadband and ultra-HD video business. In certain areas, clients use ultra-broadband networks to provide cloud and Smart Home services to households and enterprise customers.
Based on global best practices and Huawei products and solutions, the UBB 2020 White Paper provides suggestions specific to the business development strategies of operators to assist them in achieving business transformation and network evolution. Moreover, the UBB 2020 White Paper analyzes and predicts the core ultra-broadband technologies for the next five years, which will support global operators in understanding technological trends and formulating appropriate network development strategies.
Huawei has more than 20 years of experience in the field of fixed broadband and has established partnership with the majority of global operators. Huawei is a UBB industry leader and has the goal of assisting operators in achieving 2020 transformation (more than 10 operators have already released 2020 transformation strategies). To do so, Huawei formulated the UBB 2020 White Paper with the joint efforts of more than 20 experts from the fixed broadband domain. Huawei also hopes to ignite the discussion about the great ultra-broadband era among fellow industry members.
MWC 2016 takes place in Barcelona, Spain from February 22 to 25. Huawei will showcase its latest products and solutions at Fira Gran Via Hall 1 and Hall 3. For more details, please visit: http://www.huawei.com/en/mwc2016
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Huawei's theme of "Open ROADS to a Better Connected World" at Mobile World Congress 2016 is based on Huawei's core strategy of advancing ICT through building open, collaborative industry ecosystems that generate win-win outcomes. In the future, the world will be fully connected with people-to-people, people-to-objects and objects-to-objects connections, interactions and coordination, and this will drive a new digital business environment creating challenges and opportunities for telecom carriers. Huawei's standard for the ultimate user experience is ROADS which means: Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY and Social. With its leading technology products and solutions, Huawei is working together with carriers to deliver an engaging ROADS experience and implement future-proof strategic transformation to jointly build a Better Connected World.