LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2015: Huawei said it plans to launch public cloud services in China in July, but played-down questions over competition issues with the country’s three big telecom players.
Eric Xu, Huawei’s deputy chairman and rotating CEO, provided few details of the enterprise-focused service, but said there is little concern from the country’s operators at this point, because public cloud services “do not represent a big part” of their businesses.
Noting that such services have not so far taken off in China, he suggested that the arrival of the infrastructure vendor in the market could benefit the sector as a whole. “If Huawei can make it happen, maybe there is the possibility in the future for partnerships,” he said.
Earlier this year, CTCC, the cloud computing arm of China Telecom, inked a deal with Alcatel-Lucent’s Nuage Networks arm to provide SDN technology to power its public cloud services.
Huawei is already working with China Unicom Cloud Data in the field of SDN.