Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 43 | Page 62

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Mobile Technology Huawei launches its carrier consulting services to create multi-dimensional value Huawei has announced the launch of its Carrier Consulting Services and 5G Consulting portfolio and practice. Huawei Carrier Consulting Services’ aim is to help carriers to proactively cope with the opportunities and challenges brought by new technologies, business and models, to create and obtain value for customers. With changes to the ICT industry and the emergence of new technologies such as 5G, cloud and AI, and the rise of B2B market demand, carriers are facing more and more uncertainties and refined operational challenges. To solve these difficulties, carriers require comprehensive professional consulting services and solutions, covering strategic predictions, top-level design, product and offering designs, end-to-end network planning, operation optimisation, and reconstruction and ecosystem valuebased operations, to maximise investment benefits, achieve sustainable development and positive business cycles. On this basis, Huawei will now offer consulting services for the carrier market and its customers. Based on Huawei’s rich experience and global practices in the carrier field, Huawei Carrier Consulting has developed the V-ID EA methodology, a consulting operation platform and more than 150 methods, models and tools to efficiently support global consulting project delivery. Huawei will provide carriers with 12 consulting portfolios in the four domains of strategy, business, operations and networks. These portfolios include: 5G businessnetwork synergetic consulting, value-based management consulting, enterprise knowhow consulting, operation optimisation and reconstruction consulting, a DTPC (Digital Transformation practice centre), operation assistance consulting, video consulting, home/fixed network consulting, consumer/mobile network consulting, intelligent operation consulting, digital service consulting and service experience monetisation consulting. To address typical challenges faced by carriers in different stages of 5G development, such as a lack of confidence in 5G investment, difficulties in bridging the gap between massive sites, and the slow innovation of new products and offerings, Huawei 5G Business-Network Synergetic Consulting provides consulting services in the areas of 5G industry and service-network synergetic planning, 5G product and offering innovation and large-scale 5G service development for carriers. It does this by offering close linkage with business design and network planning, Huawei’s profound professional knowledge, its DTPC innovation and Cloud Open Labs platform. This ensures network deployment is driven by service development, ondemand network construction and precise network construction, to achieve a positive business cycle during 5G development. Huawei has already provided 5G consulting services to carriers in China, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and across the Asia Pacific region. Huawei Carrier Consulting Services aims to become a professional consulting service provider with in-depth scenario capabilities, systematic analysis and problem-solving capabilities, with global reach and telecom industry know how. Huawei Carrier Consulting has served more than 100 carrier customers around the world with the support of a consulting team distributed across nine regions and two competence centres. In the future, Huawei will continue to invest in carrier consulting services to help more carriers create and obtain value. • 62 INTELLIGENTCIO