Recently, The Committee on SDN/NFV/AI Standards and Industry Promotion (hereinafter referred to as “SNAI Committee”) called for the selection of “2022 Outstanding SDN, NFV, and Network AI Case in China". “GCL’s SD-WAN Optimization Project”, jointly submitted by China Entercom and Generali China Life Insurance Co., Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “GCL”), has been selected as “2022 Outstanding SDN, NFV, and Network AI Case in China – Innovative Case Award”.
“GCL’s SD-WAN Optimization Project” has been selected as
“2022 Outstanding SDN, NFV, and Network AI Case in China – Innovative Case Award”
To evaluate the submitted cases, the SNAI Committee has invited industry experts from various operators, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), vendors, renowned universities, and scientific research institutions. Judges conducted offline discussions and online presentation by applicants to provide comprehensive analysis on the case from different perspectives, including solutions’ background, technical features, comparative advantages, and its commercial value. Finally, judges conducted online Q&A sessions following each applicant’s presentation to glean further insights into the cases.
As one of the joint-venture insurers in China, GCL sticks to its “customer-oriented” service philosophy throughout the 21 years since its establishment and is dedicated to providing unparalleled services and continuously improving its claims processes, digital infrastructure and quality control processes.  In response to the ongoing trend of digital transformation, GCL leverages the advantages of its 2 major shareholders, China National Petroleum Corporation and Generali Group, to increase technology investment, accelerate digital transformation, emphasis data mining, leverage digital assets and develop the service scenarios to create a diverse product matrix. GCL is committed to achieving digital transformation through technology-enabled, precise services and future-oriented solutions. Its technology-driven approach has earned the trust of its clients and accomplished significant business growth.
A comprehensive network infrastructure plays an important role to the success of GCL’s digital transformation. GCL’s network infrastructure, which is supported by China Entercom's SD-WAN technology, and has connected over 100 branch offices. SD-WAN technology not only complies with the security standards of the financial sector, but also meets the digitalization and cloud computing requirements of GCL. By replacing legacy network with the integration of the Internet and SD-WAN technologies, the solution has achieved cost efficiency, secure high-speed Internet access, unified operation and management, redundancy protection, and visual monitoring.
What sets China Entercom apart from traditional vendors is its ability to customize exclusive value-added services for GCL, leveraging technologies such as AR and AI to provide an intelligent SD-WAN service platform. The solution employs intelligent algorithms to model and analyze the characteristics of WAN, linkages, applications, and business aspects, dynamically monitoring the overall network application structure and making iterative predictions.
To stay at the forefront of technological development and encourage innovation, GCL places great importance on technology development and persists to invest in technological infrastructure to provide secure, practical, stable, intelligent, and compassionate services to all customers, staff, and ecosystem partners. 
China Entercom’s comprehensive suite of services covers most of the key ICT areas for enterprises, including CeOne-CONNECT Private Network Solutions, TrustCSI Information Security Management Solutions, SmartCLOUD Cloud Computing Solutions, and DataHOUSE Cloud Data Centers. These 4 flagship products can be integrated with each other, along with their value-added managed services. China Entercom, together with its parent company CITIC Telecom CPC and the group, has formed unique resource advantages with its extensive global coverage, particularly in countries and regions along the "Belt and Road Initiative". With 60+ SD-WAN gateways deployed globally, as well as 160+ network PoPs, 30+ data centers, 21 cloud services centers, and 3 security operations centers (SOCs), China Entercom is a trusted partner that provide substantial support to accelerate GCL’s digital transformation.
The recognition is a testament to the exceptional quality of the GCL’s SD-WAN optimization project. Moving forward, China Entercom will remain dedicated to driving GCL’s digital transformation journey with innovative technologies.
Generali China Life Insurance Co., Ltd. founded in 2002 as a joint-venture between China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (Generali Group), was the first Sino-foreign joint-ventured insurer approved by the Chinese Government after China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). In September 2016, the Chinese shareholder, CNPC, transferred 50% of its equity interest in GCL to CNPC Capital Company Limited (CNPC Capital) without compensation. Currently, the registered capital of GCL is RMB 3.7 billion and its total assets exceed RMB 100 billion.
Headquartered in Beijing, at present GCL has 15 branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shenzhen, Liaoning, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Shandong, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Henan, Zhejiang, Fujian, Chongqing province, holding an asset management company.
The Committee on SDN/NFV/AI Standards and Industry Promotion (CCSA TC610) operates under the guidance of Communication Development of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, governed by China Communications Standards Association. Jointly established by China Academy of Information and Communications Technology and industry partners, with the philosophy of “Openness, innovation, collaboration, and implementation”. The committee puts strong emphasis on a variety of areas, including but not limited to cloud-network integration, autonomous network, ubiquitous computing, MEC, open network equipment and network security, with the ultimate goal of constructing a highly efficient and impactful industry ecosystem and collaborative platform. Simultaneously, promoting extensive collaboration across industry units, as well as accelerating the business application of technology such as SDN, NFV, autonomous network/networking AI and MEC.
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