At UBFF 2022, Mr. Simon Lin, Senior Vice President of Huawei and President of Huawei Asia-Pacific Region, delivered a keynote speech entitled “Advanced Connectivity, Boost Growth”. In his speech, Mr. Lin laid out a roadmap for how operators can achieve the full value of connections in home and enterprise scenarios. He also discussed how green networks can inspire the green development of various industries.
Mr. Link said that the smart home is for gigabit broadband connections to achieve business monetization in-home connection scenarios.
The upgrade of home networks and the emergence of new behaviors such as live streaming at home form new requirements for gigabit broadband connection. with gigabit broadband, new services can provide users with diversified experiences, create new home network business models for telecom, and enable connection monetization.
Mr. Lin shared three ways to monetize home network connections at UBFF 2022
Gigabit to Home: Fast and large-scale deployment of fiber connections lay the foundation for operators to build a positive business cycle. Deploying them on a large-scale help minimize the cost per line and enable operators to introduce gigabit services with higher average revenue per user (ARPU).
Gigabit to Room: Huawei’s fiber-to-the-room (FTTR) all-optical solution addresses the challenge that only 100 Mbps bandwidth is available upon the subscription of gigabit to home. The technology ensures subscribers get gigabit connections in each room. Besides, the solution also provides remote home network configuration and O&M capabilities to control operators’ maintenance costs by more than 50%. Reliable network and customer service can ensure operators’ solution sales at a premium rate.
Gigabit + Services: Operators can combine gigabit home networks with new services. Examples include scenario-specific broadband services, binding Internet services, and binding smart home device services. It helps to increase the ARPU of broadband services for each service. Currently, operators have only begun new services based on optical fiber home networks. The potential for further exploration is huge.
Enterprise setting: A connection entry for the digital transformation of enterprises to monetize their private lines and networks
The digital transformation of traditional industries calls for connectivity upgrades. A variety of industries have different requirements for connectivity, enabling operators to provide diverse enterprise network connectivity solutions. Currently, more and more enterprise services are migrating to the cloud. Operators are able to expand their business space. Simon Lin noted three ways operators can monetize enterprise-oriented connections:
Bandwidth upgrade for private line services: Enterprise private lines are a high-value market for operators and can be used for covering campus networks and enterprise data center networks. The private line bandwidth is upgraded from Gbps to 10 Gbps to offer high-quality connections in and out of campuses and data centers.
Scenario-specific differentiated solutions: Likewise, Enterprises’ digital transformation necessitates diverse network connection services. Operators can provide scenario-specific private lines to increase revenues. For an instance, they can offer ultra-high-bandwidth private lines for the media industry, and millisecond-level low-latency private lines as well as secure cloud services for securities companies.
Upgrade from private lines to private networks: As enterprise branches could need to access multiple clouds, N x N private lines are required. Operators can leverage multi-cloud backbone and network slicing technologies to upgrade private lines to private networks. This way, telcos can start providing deterministic network assurance for businesses.
Green solution: All-optical, simplified, and intelligent green networks for the green development of industries
At the same UBFF 2022, Simon Lin shared that Huawei is cooperating with operators to help the International Telecommunication Union-Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) devise standards and jointly define the network carbon intensity energy (NCIe) indicator system.
“A sculpture lies hidden within a marble block, but only the greatest artist can set it free,” said Simon Lin. He pointed out that operators have inherent network advantages in connectivity. They can bring unlimited interconnection value to the world if their connectivity capabilities are fully unleashed. He also stated that Huawei will continue to explore connectivity technologies and solutions with customers and partners. Besides, the company will also work with operators to promote business growth.