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Huawei Connect 2020’s annual flagship event shows the future

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Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping making his speech at the 2020 event in Shanghai. Supplied

Huawei Connect is an annual flagship event hosted by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei for the global information communications technology (ICT) industry. This year it was held in Shanghai between Sept 23 and 26.

At this year’s event, Huawei explored trends and opportunities in industry digitalisation, showcased advanced ICT technologies, give insiders a look at the advantages of joint innovation and shared best practice in digital transformation

In 2016, Huawei envisioned an intelligent world and called upon its partners worldwide to build a diverse and thriving Costa Rica-like ecosystem together.

In 2017, Huawei announced its goal of becoming one of the world’s five major cloud service providers. In 2018, Huawei revealed its artificial intelligence (AI) strategy and then, in 2019, its computing strategy.

In 2020, as 5G has been rolled out at scale worldwide, connectivity, cloud, AI, computing and industry applications have all come together to create unprecedented opportunities for the ICT sector. Therefore, the focus of this year’s Huawei Connect was creating new value with synergy across five tech domains.

Moving forward, Huawei will focus on applying ICT technologies to industries and providing scenario-specific solutions along with its partners to help enterprises grow their businesses and help governments achieve their strategic goals of boosting domestic industry, benefiting their constituents and improving overall governance.

At the event, Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping said: “As more and more governments and enterprises go digital and embrace intelligence, the ICT sector will see incredible potential for growth. We look forward to opening this new chapter together with our partners.”

Guo shared Huawei’s leading practices in helping build smart enterprises, campuses and cities, by integrating ICT technology with industry know-how and providing scenario-specific solutions to create value for governments and enterprises regarding their major business systems.

In the next phase, Huawei will work with its partners to apply ICT technologies to industries, helping enterprises grow their businesses and helping governments to achieve their strategic goals of boosting domestic industry, benefiting their constituents and improving overall governance. Huawei will keep investing in the following key business domains.

In the network domain, Huawei has proposed the concept of intelligent connectivity, aiming to deliver a hyper-automated network that offers ubiquitous gigabit access and a deterministic experience and to enable intelligent upgrades of major business systems of governments and enterprises.

In the computing domain, Huawei is committed to providing diverse computing power to customers, decoupling software from hardware to adapt its computers to different processing needs, including x86 and Kunpeng.

In the cloud service domain, Huawei has established 23 regions worldwide, attracting more than 1.5 million developers.

In the AI domain, Huawei aims to better integrate AI into the major business systems of governments and enterprises, using know-how and data to build the core competency of AI systems.

Connectivity, computing, cloud, and AI are a lot like electricity 100 years ago, whereas industry applications are like home appliances and industrial equipment powered by electricity.

Huawei believes that synergy across these five tech domains will not only bring Huawei opportunities but will also present opportunities for the entire sector.1

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