Huawei Rated as Top SDN and NFV Supplier for the Second Consecutive Year in Survey Conducted by Current Analysis

76% of respondents from telecoms operators globally select Huawei as first choice SDN/NFV vendor

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei today announced that it has been rated as a top supplier for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions for the second consecutive year by leading telecoms operators, according to a 2014 survey conducted by analyst firm Current Analysis.

With feedback from 100 senior executives across more than 80 telecoms network operators from around the world (Note 1), the "SDN and NFV: Evolving Deployment Requirements and How to Benefit" survey focused on SDN and NFV market evolutions, buying preferences, vendor capabilities and positioning.

Huawei once again achieved remarkable results in multiple categories:

  • Vendor perception:
    –     Huawei ranked first in vendor perception across tier-one telecoms operators (larger than $50 billion) globally
  • Buying preferences:
    –     Huawei is chosen as the top vendor in which telecoms operators globally (76%) and in Europe (88%) are most likely to purchase SDN/NFV solutions from; Huawei is also the second most preferred SDN/NFV supplier in the North American market
    –     Huawei is rated as the top supplier which integrated operators (77%) and fixed-line/multi-service operators (80%) will most likely purchase SDN/NFV solutions from
    –     78% network planning decision-makers chose Huawei as the top supplier in which they are most likely to purchase SDN/NFV solutions from

"The telecom industry is moving quickly along the SDN and NFV adoption cycle, with carriers shifting their focus from cost reduction to revenue generation," said Mr. Jason Marcheck, Service Director, Service Provider Infrastructure, Current Analysis. "With more use cases becoming available and more clearly defined ROI becoming critical to spurring deployments, we foresee 2015 being a crucial time in getting these technologies deployed. Accordingly, service providers are going to be looking to highly rated vendors, such as Huawei, to help guide them through what will certainly be a complex adoption and deployment process."

"Huawei has been actively promoting the commercialization of SDN/NFV since the introduction of the SoftCOM strategy in 2012. To date, we have partnered with over 20 telcos to conduct more than 60 joint SDN/NFV innovation projects worldwide, and several commercial deployments were successfully completed in 2014," said Mr. Ken Wang, President of Global Marketing and Solution Sales, Huawei. "We highly appreciate the trust and recognition of our capabilities that the operators have granted us and we stay committed to working as a long-term strategic partner for our customers, helping them enhance network performance and realize business transformation towards ICT convergence via deployments of industry-leading SDN/NFV solutions."

SoftCOM is Huawei’s revolutionary vision for the architecture of future networks based on key concepts and technologies including cloud computing, SDN, NFV and internet-based operations. Through its SoftCOM strategy, Huawei helps telecoms companies embrace the strategic opportunities of the information age and effectively manage the challenges brought about by the structural limitations of existing networks.

For more information about the survey, an excerpt of the Current Analysis report can be accessed here:

Note 1: The 100 respondents comprise: 68 executives from integrated operators, 19 from fixed-line/multi-service operators and 13 from mobile operators. The respondents were equally split across North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific.