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Lighting up the Future for a Better Digital Economy
March 4, 2022 News


Written by: Muhammad Zulhusni, Journalist, AOPG.

Looking to the future, there will be substantial changes that will affect life, industry, society, and the economy, according to Michael MacDonald, Chief Digital Officer, APAC, Huawei International, Thailand.

Michael, along with Jay Chen, Huawei’s Vice-President for Asia-Pacific, stated at the recent “Huawei APAC Media Roundtable MWC 2022,” that digital life will have near limitless computing and connectivity.

“For industry, we’re talking about synergising 5G and the cloud to create new business cases that have never been seen before. Beyond that, we can leverage cloud and AI technology to turbocharge the green economy, the environment, and more scalable solutions,” said Michael.

He went on to say that beneath it all will be the new digital telecom, which will be capable of delivering robust and scalable services to homes, consumers, and businesses. As a result of all of this, Huawei has set a course for lighting up the business future, the connected future, and the green future this year.

At “MWC Barcelona 2022,” Huawei meets with global operators, industry partners, and thought leaders to discuss topics such as 5G business success, green technology, connectivity + IT for new growth, and their GUIDE business blueprint, which focuses on business and social value to illuminate a bright future of the digital economy.

According to Jay, Huawei showcased various innovations that are already available in the ICT industry at MWC 2022. Gigabit mobile networks, cloud-network “fast lines,” all-optical target networks, digital and intelligent O&M transformation, and complete green development solutions are among the company’s latest products and solutions. Huawei’s latest developments show its commitment to innovation in order to provide value to customers and meet its social responsibilities.

“Firstly, Huawei’s recent GUIDE business blueprint provides industry support to digital network providers, as it lays out the five key capabilities operators will need to develop to achieve business success in the coming decades, including expanding services, innovating efficiently, leveraging resources, competing on value, and contributing to society,” said Jay.

Huawei sees the latest technology and GUIDE blueprints as part of a strategy to support technology operators who are becoming more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient so that technology has an impact not only on the community but also on the environment.

Huawei also backs operators’ efforts to promote green development. Huawei wants to help operators expand network capacity while lowering energy consumption per bit, attaining “More Bits, Less Watts” with its full spectrum of green solutions, including green site, green network, and green operation.

In collaboration with operators and partners all around the world, Huawei is looking to build ICT infrastructure that is simple, green, and intelligent, allowing operators to develop cutting-edge 5G networks.

The company has already signed over 3,000 contracts for industrial 5G applications, where they cooperate with operators and partners from diverse industries to gather experience in industry applications. Huawei said it intends to assist operators to take advantage of more new opportunities from industry digitalisation by providing unique XtoB solutions that combine 5G, premium private lines, intelligent cloud networks, data centres, and the cloud.

Jay also added that all of Huawei’s technologies announced at MWC was in accordance with the company’s aspirations and missions for a better world digital community – and that these technologies correspond to Huawei’s activity in the Asia Pacific region throughout the last year.

The pandemic, according to Jay, has enabled people in the Asia Pacific to comprehend the value of digital connectivity as well as how to enhance the economy, business, and information. “Connectivity supports economic activity, fosters the formation of diverse MSMEs and start-ups, and all of this draws public attention. We will make a huge effort in the Asia Pacific region to develop a powerful digital ecosystem,” he added.

In addition, he mentioned Huawei’s SPARK programme as one of the programmes that have helped to further the growth of digital connections. Huawei Cloud launched the programme to work with a variety of stakeholders, including universities, local governments, and Huawei customers, to develop the digital economy ecosystem.

Many start-up enterprises and MSMEs in the Asia Pacific are sharpening their talents through the SPARK programme to be able to compete despite the pandemic that has rocked the global economy in the last two years. Huawei also offers cloud computing training, as well as finance and talent development for all of them.

Jay went on to say that thanks to Huawei’s programme, about 119,000 digital talents had effectively refined their potential to flourish.

In the future, Huawei hopes to have half a million digital talents by 2025, which they will be able to hone through other programmes. Huawei is committed to consistently developing solutions to assist people globally to have a better living, smarter business, and a more inclusive digital community, based on innovations and programmes that refer to digital advances and future technologies.