Ryan Ding, Huawei’s Executive Director and President of Carrier BG, has suggested that the global ultra-broadband industry is booming and that new service models such as ultra-HD video, interactive gaming, and Cloud VR are driving broadband networks to evolve and upgrade, placing new requirements on bandwidth, latency, and service experience.
Delivering a keynote speech at the fifth Ultra-Broadband Forum, in Geneva, Switzerland, Ding said that after a year of exploration and practice, Premium Broadband has become widely accepted by the global ultra-broadband industry. “Ecosystem, network experience, and O&M efficiency are the three key factors for operator success in Premium Broadband,” he declared.
In terms of an ecosystem, operators must build an open platform for video content aggregation to integrate all kinds of content resources. Coordinated innovation between industry partners will accelerate the development of video business models.
Huawei notes that operator OPEX has remained high for years, undermining operator service innovation. By introducing AI technology, operators will be able to achieve smart O&M that boasts improved O&M efficiency, energy efficiency, and resource utilisation, as well as lower OPEX. AI also enables predictive O&M and active optimisation, helping operators troubleshoot network faults prior to user complaints, and ultimately, improve the end user experience.
According to Huawei, a simplified network architecture enables flexible scale-out and rapid service provisioning. Under Moore’s Law, the growing capacities of optical networks, IP networks, and broadband access will drive the continuous evolution and upgrade of network capacity.
“A virtuous circle for Premium Broadband can be built following three key steps,” said Ding. “First, the industry should build an ecosystem to extend the business scope of broadband. Second, AI should be introduced to reduce operator OPEX. And third, operators need to satisfy growing service demands through network architecture innovation and Moore’s Law.”
Looking ahead, Huawei will work with global operators to further explore and innovate in Premium Broadband, improve the end user experience, and ultimately, embrace the intelligent world together.