At the Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWCS) 2016, which wrapped up on 1 July, Huawei and GSMA jointly held a Big Video Summit, attracting visitors from leading global carriers, partners, and industry experts from research institutions. The summit aimed to build a platform for significant communication between carriers and their partners in the video domain.
Participants held discussions and shared ideas on hot topics, such as the opportunities and challenges facing carriers in the video business, successful video business models, and the construction of video industry ecosystems. The summit helped to build an open, cooperative, and prosperous big video industry ecosystem for the benefit of all.
John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA, gave a speech via video, commenting: “Video continues to drive overall mobile data traffic and video has become the second key medium for user engagement besides messaging. This trend will lead to new opportunities for mobile operators and players across the ecosystem.”
Video has been a hot topic to global carriers. Zou Zhilei, President of Huawei’s Carrier BG, shared his opinions on the factors that have contributed to the success of carriers’ video business. First, the decision-makers of video industry players or carriers attached great important to the video strategy, combing their resources, capabilities and talent to promote video development. Second, carriers deployed experience-driven end-to-end video networks to deliver optimal video experience to customers. Third, carriers formulated video strategies rather on staying on the tactical level.
Zou Zhilei presented a “Three-Phase” theory on ICT industry transformation in his opening speech. He said, “The ICT industry transformation has occurred in three phases. The first phase occurred before the year 2000, when industry development relied heavily on networks, making equipment vendors the most valuable companies in the industry. The second phase was between 2000 and 2015. During this phase, industry transformation was driven by applications. The third phase of transformation will occur over the next two to three decades. During this phase, ICT transformation will focus on vertical industries. The core of the third transformation phase will be upgrading traditional industries.”
Zou also shared Huawei’s vision for the future of big video, saying, “In the near future, video will be everywhere in people’s lives and will be applied in a wide range of industries. It will become a new way of life as we enter the Big Video era.”
Li Kunlong, Director of Huawei’s carrier video business, proposed the concept of integrated video at the summit: “The integration of entertainment, communication, and industry video is a global trend. Huawei will help carriers build integrated, open, cloud-based PSVN networks that support intelligent operations, in order to deliver the best end-to-end integrated video experience.”
He added, “Delivering optimal video experience cannot be achieved by a single company. Rather, it will require joint effort and innovation from players across the video ecosystem. With the proper network infrastructure, video content, and industry applications, we can build an open platform and prosperous ecosystem.”
By Optical Connections News Team