The hi-H Innovation Telecom Technology Working Group empowers members to share, learn and benefit from each other’s experiences and expertise in cutting-edge innovations. Together through such exchanges, members can develop best practices that will serve to shape and enhance the future of the industry.
New technologies bring tremendous opportunities to create new value. In order to unlock this value, carriers must be flexible in moving beyond simple connectivity towards an era of crossover collaboration, repositioning business models to welcome the new era of constant innovation.
A central component of the hi-H program is to enhance each member’s competitive edge by bringing partners together to promote knowledge sharing. Through Innovative Telecom Technology events and workshops, all participants can benefit from the group’s combined global expertise on standardization, product strategy, testing and service launch. By sharing successful case studies and knowledge, the group can spearhead innovation and collaboration throughout the connected mobile ecosystem.
As we enter the era of Smart Cities, important responsibilities emerge for the telecom sector to deliver the level of connectivity that will allow cities to unlock the value and reap the benefits of IoT-enabled urban infrastructure. The networks underpinning the Smart Cities of tomorrow will largely rely on strategic collaboration between communications service providers and equipment vendors, as well as each provider’s ability to tailor its services to various smart city applications.
The hi-H Program provides a platform for vendors and operators to come together and establish industry best practices for connecting smart cities around the world. By sharing experiences and use cases from the world’s leading smart cities, hi-H partner members can strengthen their capabilities to provide world-class smart city infrastructure in their respective markets.
The potential of AI in the telecom sector is enormous. From enhanced front-end customer services to improved network performance and reliability, each link in the telecom value chain is poised for major evolution in the near future thanks to AI and machine learning. While many advanced implementations are at the research and proof-of-concept stage, machine learning is already being used widely to automate processes and reduce costs.
Through open exchange and information sharing, the hi-H Program will allow operators and service providers to capture the opportunities of machine learning to embed automation in their processes and operations. In addition to finding new ways to reduce costs through automation, members can join forces in uncovering new revenue streams through AI implementation.
Experts predict that billions of devices will be connected globally in the coming years. As one of the M2M backbones that will enable the new Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, the telecom sector is already beginning to embrace the full power of this connectivity, and to unlock the myriad ways in which IoT data can enhance the customer experience. For example, operators can better manage network usage patterns by harnessing the power of predictive analytics to avoid outages. IoT connectivity can also enable providers to better monitor and plan maintenance, optimize bandwidth and coverage, and improve service quality. Along with the potential to create value, the IoT era also brings uncertainties and will disrupt business models. Increased cooperation across the telecom sector will be vital to generating value in this changing business environment.
Bringing together global leaders in this area, the hi-H Program gives members the opportunity to exchange learnings from experimentation with IoT. Reflecting on successes and challenges of global counterparts gives each hi-H member a leading edge in adapting to the “new normal.”