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Huawei Cooperates with Guest Wi-Fi Services Platform Provider Cloud4Wi to Create a New Cloud Campus Ecosystem

[Hannover, Germany, March 21, 2017] At CeBIT 2017, Huawei announced that it will join hands with the industry-leading services platform provider Cloud4Wi to explore the guest Wi-Fi market and create a new CloudCampus ecosystem.

To support the digital transformation of customers in the commercial markets, Huawei provides a high-quality Wi-Fi infrastructure to deliver ubiquitous access for users. Cloud4Wi collects in-depth visitor analytics and offers a wide array of marketing tools, so businesses can understand who their visitors are and better engage with them. During this cooperation, Huawei and Cloud4Wi will focus on providing integrated solutions for customers in the guest Wi-Fi market.

Andrea Calcagno, Cloud4Wi's CEO, stated: "It's a great honor to have the opportunity to cooperate with Huawei. Through this cooperation, we can better serve our customers and help them achieve sales growth. Huawei has strong technical strengths and an increasing market share, and is a heavyweight player in the network domain. This is the reason we chose Huawei as our partner."

Gianni Altamura, Cloud4Wi's vice president for international sales, spoke in the Huawei exhibition area, and presented how business can collect visitors’ data and come up with new ways to use data to perform real-time visitor engagement.

Shihong Wang, Huawei's General Manager of the Switches Domain said: "We welcome Cloud4Wi, an innovative player in the guest Wi-Fi market, to become our partner. We will work together to allow more customers in the commercial market to complete their digital transformation. Huawei CloudCampus solution offers an open, easy-to-maintain cloud management platform that features all-wireless connection, and we hope to build more partnerships for exploring the Wi-Fi market together."

Shihong Wang, Huawei's General Manager of the Switches Domain, delivers an opening speech

The Huawei CloudCampus solution unveiled at CeBIT 2017 is a cloud-based campus network solution. It has the following three unique features compare with traditional solution:

Firstly, CloudCampus features centralized network planning, deployment, and acceptance, greatly reducing technical complexity in site construction and shortening deployment time from months to days.

Secondly, CloudCampus leverages cloud O&M to provide remote network optimization and preventive maintenance inspection (PMI), reducing local O&M requirements on each site. As IT manpower costs are also decreased in the planning and deployment phases, CloudCampus can reduce TCO by over 80%.

Thirdly, CloudCampus provides a variety of open APIs, through which partners can develop value-added applications for customers from different industries.

Huawei has cooperated with multiple partners in the CloudCampus field such as Infosys, eKuaut. And we also hope to cooperate with more industry partners to form a community with shared interest and expand the industry and market. 

About Cloud4Wi

Cloud4Wi offers Volare, the industry’s leading services platform for next-gen guest Wi-Fi. With Volare, large retail chains, restaurant chains, transportation hubs and shopping centers build their brands by leveraging their existing Wi-Fi networks to provide superior on-site mobile experiences, while gaining valuable customer insights.

Volare’s open, cloud-based platform is distributed through channel partners and connects more than 55 million mobile users across 15,000 locations in more than 80 countries. Customers include Armani, Burger King, Bulgari, Clarks Shoes, Olive Garden, Prada, and Telecom Italia.