2G to 3G migration will fuel demand



How relevant and appropriate are your technologies for the Indian market?
New technologies, that we offer, will bring a lot of value to the service
providers. For example, growth in rural telephony will encourage growth of
distance extension, lower power, and better reliability in the India market.
With our DWDM 10G/40G IPOC having universal NMS/EMS:T2000, we can manage all
transport product management and network maintenance. In the future, it will
evolve to U2000, then all network product could be managed by one NMS/EMS
system. Also Huawei ASON provide intelligent control plan for end-to-end
network. Through these products, an operator can improve network reliability to
99.9% and could reduce opex costs significantly.

With respect to the present economic slowdown, how does reducing
operations cost and increasing efficiency become important for a telecom
operator?
Under the present circumstances, reduction in opex and increase in
efficiency have become a key focus area for of telecom operators globally. There
are many ways, by which, our solutions can aid the customers to reduce cost of
the overall network. We offer our customers (telecom operators) high capacity
network with lower power, carbon footprint, and cost integrated systems.
Besides, we have solutions for device reduction, which helps in integrating
multiple functions and technologies to a single box. We also have solutions for
common building blocks and universal cards across platforms to reduce inventory
and training costs.

What are the growth drivers for Huawei in India?
Migration of telcom operators from 2G to 3G network is expected to be a good
growth driver for us. Service operators are very excited for the arrival of 3G
network in India. They are already exploring the products and technologies,
which suit their needs. Besides, enterprise business needs, rural telephony and
high-end services would be the other major growth drivers for Huawei in India.

Please highlight a few emerging trends in technology implementation that
you have witnessed in the Indian market?
Telecom operators, these days, are looking for intelligent link management
solutions, having adaptive modulation to handle weather changes in microwave
links. Use of ASON intelligent control planes is also getting popular to improve
the network reliability. Telcos also demand links to improve network performance
and scalability. Besides, energy efficient systems with lower power and
footprint solution, integrated service control and management across multiple
layers and technologies to reduce complexity of systems are also in demand.

Akhilesh Shukla
akhileshs@cybermedia.co.in

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