By now, most of us saw Huawei’s dual announcements in which it claimed industry firsts with respect to an SDN controller and SDN/NFV orchestration and management suite. Overall, here at Current Analysis, we were positive on the news. The move not only helps Huawei fill out its overarching SoftCOM network architecture vision, but also demonstrates that the vendor has a strong understanding of carrier requirements with respect to software-defined and/or virtualized network orchestration and control.
Including our own analysis, there’s plenty of punditry on the relevance and/or impact of what Huawei revealed. Here, I want to explore a nagging question in my mind when I read Huawei’s releases: Why the preoccupation on claiming ‘industry firsts’? Continue reading “Huawei’s Marketing and the Importance of Being First”