Huawei identifies unique cloud solutions for Nigeria

By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria

ICT solutions provider Huawei said after a comprehensive study of Nigerian enterprise terrain, it has defined its cloud transformation agenda along four segmentations.

The firm which unveiled the segmentation Lagos, said they include DC modernisation; internal IT Cloudification; telecom business cloudification and Business to Business (B2B) cloud service

The firm said traditional telco services are now considering the move into new generation business models and carrier chief technology officers (CTOs) are considering different approaches for core and mobile businesses as well as telecom value-added services, adding that it is therefore conceivable that carriers will take advantage of new cloud services and migrate telco value added services (VAS) into cloud platform. “This means that the future telecom core services or VAS services will be deployed like today’s internet services and ultimately quicken service launch.

“Cloud B2B service is a new market opportunity for carries to sell IT resources as well as IT applications. Carrier chief marketing officers (CMOs) can approach different enterprise segments by understanding government policy on ICT such as Industry 4.0, Internet +, Industrial Internet or market solutions.

“Vertical cloud is suitable for local companies who demand local carrier service support, data localisation and data privacy. The CMO can use simple IaaS features with specific PaaS & SaaS applications to offer local companies self-service opportunities from their web portal to use IT on-demand, online and real time basis,” Huawei explained.

According to the firm, carriers can use their worldwide sales operations to support and bundle together with VPN, lease line and telecom services to form enterprise ICT bundle services. Vertical markets and government segments are very different from enterprises; they require industry knowledge and fairly high standards to support them.

It identified the advantages of carriers selling to them to include established market reputation, network and IT infrastructure readiness, trusted business partner, existing support and service infrastructure and expertise, adding that carriers can also up-sell NBN and National DC solution to help government to formulate National ICT policies and to plan for e-GOV strategies for G2C, G2B and G2G.

“In the four segmentations for cloud transformation, Huawei offers carriers the business visualisation on how to transform from existing DC infrastructure to Cloud DC. Huawei also offers strategies of how cloud resources can improve business operation efficiency, and what new NFV infrastructure to adopt to efficiently evolve cloudified telco services for launch into different enterprise segments.

“We will go through product capabilities, solution approaches, business consultation and enterprise architecture to actualise carrier cloud transformation.

“Huawei has been named several times by different carriers as the prime partner in cloud transformation; DT in Open Telekom Cloud project has stated publicly that Huawei is ‘excellent’ in Technology Knowhow, R&D Capabilities and is an Efficiency Leader for the expedition of the public cloud project launch.

“In the Jiaxing city government cloud project, China Telecom chose Huawei to transform government IT service in cloud service because of the strength of the Huawei brand in China; strong software development and support capabilities; integration with China Telecom network infrastructure; and its quick adaptation of new business service models,” an official of the firm explained.


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