Cape Town — THE telecommunications industry needs to upgrade technology and infrastructure to support digital transformation, Huawei, which has released its Envision 4K Video Solution in Africa, stated. 4K refers to the latest high definition resolutions The solution launched at the AfricaCom in Cape Town is aimed at assisting telecoms carriers in developing and optimising video as a fundamental service with the best user experience. Its launch comes as the distribution of online video increases and becomes central to the commercial strategies of a host of companies. "Huawei is bringing telco ecosystem partners together to offer customers a compelling entertainment and data proposition in Africa," said David Chen, Director of Marketing and Solution Sales for Huawei (Southern Africa). The Envision video solution is designed to enable consumers to enjoy personalised multi-screen hybrid video services. Its key feature is enabling the delivery of 4K and 8K ultra high definition videos, including 360-degree immersive video experiences. During Huawei's video forum at, the global ICT solutions provider urged industry counterparts to focus on the business potential of video services in Africa. Eric Li, Vice President of Marketing and Sales: Huawei Video Product Line, said Huawei had been committed to creating a convergent and innovative video service ecosystem. "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," Li said. 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). -CAJ News
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