The investment is part of Huawei’s open ICT developer ecosystem strategy to support developers globally. The $1 billion investment plan is significant for the developer community to bring out innovative products and solutions in the IT market.
“Huawei has focused on ICT infrastructure, opened up its innovative and leading ICT solutions to developers, and built an open environment and enablement platform for the carrier and enterprise markets,” said Ryan Ding, Huawei’s Executive Director and President of Products & Solutions, at the Huawei Developers Congress (HDC) 2015 being held on 18-19 October in China.
Some of the focus areas of Huawei include cloud computing, Big Data, IoT, mobile broadband, SDN, and BYOD.
Huawei will build a developer-centric platform called eSDK based on the LEADS concept to assist developers to accelerate technological innovation and increase their efficiency in developing differentiated solutions.
“Huawei will provide Lab as a Service based on cloud, end-to-end development resources, agile development processes and tools, dedicated experts who offer online support 24/7, and a Developer Zone that supports social engagement among partners,” said Evan Xiao, president of Huawei P&S Strategy and Business Development.
Five initiatives of Huawei Developer Enablement Plan:
# Huawei will offer equipment, funds, and expertise for partners to develop innovative joint solutions.
# Huawei will build an open platform and remote labs to enable developers to focus on their business and develop solutions efficiently.
# Huawei will certify the development capabilities and solutions of developers.
# Huawei will offer training to equip developers with capabilities in R&D, sales, and delivery.
# Huawei will offer funds to support solution ecosystem building, innovative solution marketing, and sales incentives of developers.
Huawei’s Enterprise Cloud includes 19 open cloud services in 10 categories, including storage, networking, security, and data analytics. Huawei and Sobey have explored innovative ways to produce high-definition media content. Huawei has also helped Hunan TV deploy a leading convergent media cloud.
— Huawei Technologies (@Huawei) October 19, 2015
On its IoT connection management platform, Huawei has opened APIs for networks, security, and data. Huawei provides development support involving agents, SDKs, Liteos, and chips for devices and access gateways for IoT app developers.
Huawei’s open SDN controller enables F5 to provide network performance optimization, security protection, and other enterprise applications, which improve the service experience of its enterprise customers.
Beiming Software has developed a mobile bus operation system with Huawei’s agile network access routers and agile controllers. The system allows the company to centrally manage equipment, apps, and advertisements on buses, thus boosting the operating efficiency of bus systems.
Shanghai DS Communication Equipment has developed a visual multimedia service scheduling system with Huawei’s eLTE broadband trunking and multimedia management solutions.