Cloud management and all Wi-Fi access enable operators to embrace a booming market of managed LAN services
Today’s enterprise networks are transforming into an all Wi-Fi access model, which offers a window of at least 5 years for operator network reconstruction. This is also the best timing for operators to offer managed LAN services. Deployment and maintenance of traditional networks take much cost of operators as they have to designate professional personnel to specific sites.
Meanwhile, more and more enterprises choose to improve efficiency by focusing on their mission-critical business while putting fewer efforts on network assets operation. A cloud-managed solution unifies the previously siloed management architectures and revolutionizes the traditional local O&M model with a remote model, which paves the way for operators to offer cloud-managed/maintained network services. According to the prediction by Huawei MI, in the next 5 years, 80% of enterprises will choose cloud-managed network services instead of deploy and maintain networks by themselves. The cloud-managed network service market will keep a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of over 45%, and the overall market space will reach $12 billion USD by 2021. In a simple word, all Wi-Fi access and cloud management will be key to enabling managed LAN services and crucial to operators’ strategy to grow in the enterprise network service market and establish an enterprise business ecosystem.
Huawei CloudCampus solution boosts operators’ market expansion
Huawei CloudCampus solution leverages cloud management technology to implement centralized multi-tenant management and scales to manage up to several millions network elements so that operators can take full advantages of their high-performance network platforms. Automation tools on the cloud implement day-level Wi-Fi network deployment. All cloud-managed devices (AP, LAN switch, Firewall, etc.) are plug-and-play, and field workers only need to complete hardware installation and power them on. Services will then be ready immediately. The cloud-based GIS and indoor map tools help to solve 80% of network problems remotely at any time and any place. This significantly reduces the response time, improves the quality of service, while saving over 80% of TCO. With these tools, campus network planning, deployment, and O&M can all be done in the cloud, making it possible for operators to offer managed LAN services to enterprises.
Huawei CloudCampus solution offers a full portfolio of cloud-managed products. All network devices in Huawei CloudCampus solution support both traditional local management and cloud management and can seamlessly switch between these two management models, protecting customer investments.
Additionally, Huawei CloudCampus solution provides Wi-Fi coverage solutions for specific scenarios with high room densities, high user densities, or IoT appliances. The first-of-its-kind distributed Wi-Fi solution eliminates coverage holes in high-density room scenarios. Huawei APs have unique small-angle directional antennas, which improve Wi-Fi coverage performance by 30% in high-density coverage scenarios, such as a stadium, to ensure good user experience in these scenarios. Huawei provides the industry leading IOT-converged AP. This product combines Wi-Fi coverage with other types of wireless technologies such as RFID and ZigBee, greatly reducing the TCO of wireless network convergence.
Huawei CloudCampus Solution offers a new business model to empower value-added business transformation of operators
Huawei CloudCampus solution offers flexible business models which enable operators to rent or buy a cloud platform. In this way, operators can create more value from value-added services and will not merely act as a simple pipe provider for enterprises. Operators can also use open APIs and collaborate with third-party apps partners to offer SaaS services for cloud managed and maximize the value of location-based big data analytics to improve experience and business competitiveness of enterprise clients. This enables operators to establish a win-win enterprise business ecosystem and prevent churn of enterprise customers.