Even today, in our technology-saturated society where owning a smartphone is more necessity than luxury, there is still a long way to go before we reach the ultimate digital world with ubiquitous connectivity and perfect user experience. While Mobile World Congress provides a chance for companies to showcase their latest gadgets following this year’s top trends analysis, many are still a long way off coming to the market due to current network limitations.
Transforming Telco Operations for Agility
It was with this in mind that Huawei, a leader in ICT transformation, started its MWC early to host its Digital Operations Transformation Summit, bringing together global industry leaders, thought leaders, and innovators. The event not only explored the latest trends but also the different strategies needed to transform the entire ecosystem if we are to take full advantage of the potential promised by many of the technologies being showcased in Barcelona this week. It has been the first time that Huawei brings together over 70 senior executives and experts from carriers, analyst firms and industry organizations during a round table discussion session.
Following an introduction from Ken Wang, President, Global Marketing and Solution Sales, at Huawei, the summit – which took place yesterday at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona, Fira Center – saw delegates look at transforming telco’s operations to realise agility and faster time to market. The summit was a small part of the bigger picture, which also requires transformation of network architecture and business models.
“Today’s telco business, unfortunately, is largely centred on voice and bandwidth consumption, which has a fundamental limit: it is closed, siloed, and not sustainable,” he said. “With recently much-enriched user experiences, you can certainly characterise abundant new business opportunities for the carrier but the question is how do we get there, and how can we transform the telco business.”
Wang went on to highlight user experience as a key factor in achieving this vision. …
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