Network APIs and IoT key to Huawei’s $1B developer strategy


IoT connection management eSDK platform opens APIs for network, security and data development

During the two-day Huawei Developers Congress, which was attended predominantly by the enterprise developer community, the company showcased a number of network APIs and “Internet of Things” initiatives for the Internet of vehicles, safe city, smart home, shipping, rail, public safety and petrochemical industry segments. In addition, Huawei showcased its cloud, big data and SDN industry collaboration efforts with leading technology companies, which included, but was not limited to, F5, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, EMC, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Intel and Fujitsu.

Huawei’s IoT Connection Management Platform offers carriers and enterprise customers an open development platform with security, data and network APIs designed to unlock the value of both fixed and wireless networks as outlined below:

  • Network APIs allow for personalized user experience and service orchestration to include bandwidth, QoS, VIP user control and unified communication.
  • Security APIs establish comprehensive security for IoT connections to include terminal and gateway authentication; HTTPS, TLS, DTLS and SSL/VPN encryption; SIM card reuse and USIM card authentication; and encrypted storage.
  • Data APIs obtain data on demand for real-time and scheduled data subscriptions and big data storage.

Huawei Network APIs

Throughout the conference, Huawei touted that it does “not make apps” and does “not touch data,” thus allowing it to focus on opening network and device functionality to the development community and industry partners.

Huawei Open Cloud

Do not make apps and do not touch data

Huawei’s commitment to invest $1 billion over five years is part of the equipment vendor’s developer enablement plan, which consists of the following five key elements:

  • Innovation fund for materials, access to solution experts and solutions;
  • “Open labs” to assist in program development;
  • Huawei “Ready” Certification of partner development capabilities, solution integration and interoperability testing. To date, Huawei claims 39 certification solution partners and 387 partners’ products certified;
  • More than $200 million invested over three years to certify 10,000 cloud engineers on how to build cloud computing platforms and solutions; and
  • Joint marketing programs.

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Jeff Mucci acquired RCR Wireless News from Crain Communications in 2009. In addition to providing editorial and strategic direction to RCR Wireless News, Jeff is Managing Partner of Arden Operating Company, a company he founded in 2006 to advise, own and operate companies in the communications, energy and real estate sectors. In 2007, Arden acquired Telecomcareers, a leading industry job board founded in 1999. Over the past 20-plus years Jeff has been involved in many facets of running day to day operations for telecom, wireless, commercial real estate and energy services companies and has raised over $300 million of equity and debt for companies in which he has been involved. Previous roles include Chairman and CEO of ConnectSouth, a regional DSL company backed by Morgan Stanley, Spire Capital and Nautic Partners; President of a facilities based CLEC, which was later acquired by Time Warner Telecom; SVP Sales and Marketing for Clearwire; and Director with P&L responsibility of a nationwide building local exchange carrier (BLEC) offering communications services to over nearly 100 million square feet of office buildings in major markets across the United States. Contact Jeff by email [email protected] or by phone at 512 431 8912.