David Wang, executive director of Huawei, has launched Huawei's all-scenario intelligent connectivity solutions for home and enterprise scenarios at the sixth Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF).
Through these scenarios, home broadband would enter the experience economy era and the digital transformation of industries would be accelerated.
"Through continuous investment in 5G, optical networks and IPv6 enhanced innovation, we launched our all-scenario intelligent connectivity solutions that will make ultra-broadband networks greener and more efficient, and create a more intelligent world," said David Wang.
At the event, he also delivered a keynote speech titled "Building Intelligent Connectivity for an Intelligent World."
The United Nations Broadband Commission and Huawei recently held the forum online in Beijing, said a press release from Huawei on Friday.
With the theme of "Intelligent Connectivity, New Value Together," UBBF 2020 discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the connectivity industry in the intelligent era.
The connectivity industry is seeing five exciting changes
In the press release, Huawei said as we move towards the intelligent era, individuals, homes, and enterprises are placing higher requirements on connectivity than ever before, and new technologies – such as the cloud and AI – are quickly integrating with connectivity.
This is leading the connectivity industry to experience five exciting changes, the first of which will transform the internet of things (IoT) and intelligent IoT, said Huawei.
In the past, we aimed to connect all people and homes. This was the Internet of everything. As we pursue a seamless AI life and the intelligent upgrades of enterprises, we must connect more things with intelligence, said the press release.
According to third-party forecasts, the number of connections worldwide will reach one trillion by 2035, making ubiquitous connectivity and pervasive intelligence a reality.
Regarding the second change in scenario, Huawei said Covid-19 has transformed people's needs for home broadband. In enterprise scenarios, connectivity has gone beyond serving offices to serving both offices and production.
About the third change in scenario, the telecom giant said industries vary in terms of service scenarios and connectivity requirements. If differentiated services are the default, then deterministic experience is a must.
Therefore, operators can only open the door to vertical markets by providing differentiated and deterministic services.
The fourth scenario change will be upgrading from megabits per second (Mbps) to gigabits (Gbps) via any medium, said the press release.
According to Huawei, multiple access technologies – including cellular, Wi-Fi, and optical fiber technologies – exist and the diversity of service scenarios means that multiple access technologies will co-exist for many years to come.
Through concerted efforts across the industry, 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi, and fiber technologies can now deliver ubiquitous gigabit connectivity.
The fifth change in scenario will be a conversion from manual operation and maintenance to hyper-automation.
5G will make network operation and maintenance more complex than that of 4G. Manual operation and maintenance will be inadequate to handle these new complexities and give way to hyper-automation powered by big data and AI to simplify Operation and Maintenance decision-making.
Moving towards intelligent connectivity with AI
These five changes are placing new requirements on connectivity. To meet these requirements and realise greater productivity, connectivity must be upgraded to the next level.
The first requirement is ubiquitous gigabit, because bandwidth is the foundation of connectivity, reads the press release.
Ubiquitous gigabit connectivity is necessary for: ultra-HD video, industrial VR/AR applications, AI cameras, and drones.
The second requirement is deterministic experience, which is essential to home scenarios such as telecommuting and online learning, as well as enterprise scenarios like safe and reliable production.
The third requirement is hyper-automation. As networks advance in terms of complexity and scale, big data and AI must be utilised to achieve hyper-automation.
Huawei's all-scenario intelligent connectivity solutions
During the event, David Wang launched Huawei's all-scenario intelligent connectivity solutions, including intelligent distributed access solutions for homes, as well as intelligent campus networks, intelligent premium private lines, and intelligent cloud network solutions for enterprises.
The intelligent distributed access has comprehensively upgraded home devices, the local end and network management.
Thanks to central LAN and WAN management, Gbps access, and AI-based intelligent operation and management, intelligent campus networks allow operators to provide one-stop network solutions for enterprises as they move to the cloud.
Intelligent premium private lines greatly reduce latency. Built upon Liquid OTN technology, flexible hard pipes support flexible bandwidth access ranging from 2Mbps to 100Gbps and lossless service adjustment.
Further, intelligent premium private lines connect enterprise customers to wavelength-level private networks through exclusive wavelength or subwavelength resources.
Intelligent cloud networks aim to create synergy between the cloud and network in the cloud era.
UBBF is a global flagship event for the information communication technology industry. At this year's event, guests from China Mobile, FTTH Council Europe, TechUK, Ernst & Young Advisory Limited, IPv6 Forum, SAMENA Telecommunications Council, and Omdia delivered speeches.
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices.
With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – Huawei says it is committed to bringing digital to every person, home, and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world.