HUAWEI, a leading global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider, has stressed the need for businesses to leverage its Agile Network solution for efficiency.
Unveiled at the Huawei Network Congress (HNC) West Africa 2015 in Lagos, with the theme: “From Agility to Imagination”, it focused on “introducing SDN technology” and “upgrading customer experience.”
Huawei’s Agile Network, unveiled to more than 200 stakeholders from banks, telecoms sector, DisCos, government and channel partners, is the industry’s first network centered on services, users, and experiences.
Since its rollout in 2013, Huawei Agile Network has been deployed in nearly 200 networks for commercial use in seven industries: government, finance, medical services, large enterprise, transport, education, and broadcast media.
According to Huawei, the solution has helped customers build multiple high-profile solutions such as intelligent transport, wireless cities, smart shopping malls, and smart travel.
HNC 2015 is the forum being used to share and discuss with industry partners the practices and future of the Agile Network, with the aim of helping enterprises to quickly enter the age of agility.
Commenting, Vice President of Huawei West Africa Region, Shi Weiliang, said: “We are now in a fast-changing era where cloud computing, big data, and Software-defined networking (SDN) are no strangers to us. As mobility, Bring your own device (BYOD), and digital social networking become terms commonly used in our work and life, the rapid changes of this era are more and more evident.”
In such an era, IT capability is becoming an extremely important core competency for an enterprise. According to him, Huawei’s Agile Network focuses on services and user experience instead of technologies and connectivity, and implements a tremendous transformation from ‘best effort ‘to ‘all in control’.
He said the technology firm will continue to put forth innovative business models, and enable networks to be more agile for services, to help enterprises build their own differentiated competitiveness in a better connected world.”
The ICT industry’s first agile switch, Huawei S12700, was highlighted on HNC 2015. The S12700 agile switch was designed with services, users, and experience in mind, and can support customization on demand.