Huawei, Accenture win cloud contract from GCable


Rebecca Hawkes

| 30 September 2015

Guangdong Cable, one of China's largest cable TV operators, has enlisted Huawei and Accenture to deploy a cloud-based budget management planning and support system.

The Enterprise Private Cloud technology will help GCable standardise its budgeting processes across all of its subsidiary companies in Guangdong province, where it provides cable TV services to more than 13 million households across 20 cities and 68 counties.

"Ensuring that business processes such as budget planning and administration are consistent across our operation is critical to our expansion plans for an integrated cable network and to provide increasingly sophisticated digital services to our clients," said Zhong Mingge, director of enterprise information technology, GCable.

"Accenture's proven financial performance management assets and knowledge of the communications service provider (CSP) industry, combined with Huawei's enhanced infrastructure solutions will enable us to realise operational efficiencies and deliver an excellent customer experience."

The contract includes Accenture's Total Budgeting Management System, which utilises modern networking, data analysis and information technology to integrate enterprises' operations, capital, salary and financial budgeting.

This will be coupled with Huawei's FusionCube and FusionSphere enterprise product family that encompasses both hardware such as servers, storage, security and networking, and software including virtual computing, software-defined storage and cloud management.

The contract award is the pinnacle so far of the strategic alliance between Huawei and Accenture, announced in October 2014, to develop and market enterprise private cloud solutions.