Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has released its Envision 4K Video Solution in Africa, a platform aimed at assisting telecommunication carriers in developing and optimising video as a fundamental service with the best user experience.
During Huawei’s video forum at AfricaCom – an annual event that seeks to showcase technology that impacts the continent – the global ICT solutions provider urged industry counterparts to focus on the business potential of video services in Africa.
In a statement issued this week, the ICT company said the Envision video solution is designed to enable consumers to enjoy personalised multi-screen hybrid video services anytime, anywhere.
“Huawei has been committed to creating a convergent and innovative video service ecosystem, which is what we have achieved with Envision,” said Eric Li, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Huawei’s Video Product Line.
“For the telecoms industry in Africa we aim to build a convergent cloud-based, fixed-mobile, 4K video solution which supports cross-domain service that will bring a unified experience,” he added.
“As the distribution of online video has increased and become central to the commercial strategies of a host of companies, the Telco industry needs to upgrade technology and infrastructure to support digital transformation,” David Chen, Director of Marketing & Solution Sales for Huawei Southern Africa Region said.
“Huawei is bringing Telco ecosystem partners together to offer customers a compelling entertainment and data proposition in Africa,” Chen continued.
Several key African Telco and video industry stakeholders, including Kenya’s Safaricom and South Africa’s Telkom, attended the 2017 AfricaCom and Huawei Video Forum, sharing experiences and ideas on how to create a profitable business model that will enable them to deliver video content via the best video platform for an optimal end-user experience.
Huawei’s Envision platform has already been deployed to 110 carriers across the world with about 130 million subscribers and is the number one ranked solution for delivery of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).