LONDON -- At the first Global Professional Services Forum today, Huawei announced its commitment to increase investment in professional services, fully supporting the transformation of ICT networks and open digital operations for ICT.
Talking at the event, Dr. Leroy G. Blimegger Jr., Senior Vice President of Huawei Global Technical Services and Global president of Assurance & Managed Services (AMS), Huawei stated that: “With user behavior changes revolutionizing the way digital resources are consumed, operators have to decide the steps to take to enable the evolution of network architectures, operation models and more effective industry collaboration.
“In the near future the network will become IT-centric, services will be digitalized and cloud based, and systems integration capabilities will become even more critical to help operators realize IT transformation.
“Based on our SoftCOM strategy, Huawei has been working together with many global operators to match their strategic positioning to consumer demands, and to build capabilities primarily in five areas: consulting and systems integration, open digital operations, building of open cooperative ecosystems, traditional BSS / OSS to Telco OS evolution, and big data and user experience management. Today we are announcing significantly increased investment into this.”
For Huawei, this increase in investment is spread over three years. It began with the development of two open labs earlier this year; one focusing on NFV – Network Functions Virtualization – in Xi’an, China, and the second one for Service Provider Operations in Ireland, Western Europe.
This increased investment will also fund the development of a system integration center in North America, the launch of a Telco OS platform integrating OSS and BSS in 2015, and the upgrade of a CT-based Network Operations Center to a full ICT-based Application Operations Center, which will fully support the transformation of CT networks and open digital operations for ICT.