Huawei to boost business resilience; strengthen software capabilities
MANILA – Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Eric Xu said they will strengthen their software capabilitie4s and invest more in businesses that are less reliant on advanced process techniques and in components for intelligent vehicles.
Speaking at the 18th Global Analyst Summit from Shenzhen, China, Monday afternoon and carried online, Mr. Xu said they will optimize Huawei’s portfolio for business resilience.
“We will maximize 5G value and define 5.5G with industry peers to drive the evolution of mobile communications,” he told his audience of more than 400 guests including industry and financial analysts, key opinion leaders and members of the media as well as media practitioners worldwide.
He added Huawei will provide a seamless, user-centric, and intelligent experience across all user scenarios, innovate to reduce energy consumption for a low-carbon world.
Mr. Xu assured his audience they will address supply continuity challenges.
“Rebuilding trust and restoring collaboration across the global semiconductor supply chain is crucial to bringing the industry back on track,” he added. He admitted Huawei continues to find themselves in a complex and volatile global environment.
“(The) resurgence of COVID-19 and geopolitical uncertainty will present ongoing challenges for every organization, business and country. We believe deeply in the power of digital technology to provide fresh solutions to the problems we all face,” he said in Mandarin and translated into English. He added they will keep innovating and driving digital transformation forward with their customers and partners to bring digital to every person, home and organization for what he described at “fully connected, intelligent world.”
Meanwhile, William Xu, Huawei’s Director of the Board and President of its Strategic Research said there are nine technological challenges that need to be addressed including the definition of 5.5G to support hundreds of billions of different kinds of connections, developing the nanoscale optics for an exponential increase in fiber capacity and optimizing network protocols to connect all things.
He also mentioned the need to provide advanced computing power strong enough to support the intelligent world. He also mentioned the need to extract knowledge from massive amounts of data to drive breakthrough in industrial Artificial Intelligence.
Mr. Xu said there is a need of going beyond von Neumann architecture for 100x denser storage systems and the combination of computing and sensing for a hyper-reality, multi-modal experience as well as enabling people to more proactively manage their health through continuous self-monitoring of personal vital signs.
He called for the building of an intelligence Internet of Energy for generation, storage, and consumption of greener electricity.
“In the decade to come, we can expect to see many great improvements in society. To promote these efforts, we hope to join forces with different industries, academia, research institutes, and application developers to address the universal challenges facing humanity, said William Xu. He added they will endeavor to explore how to make connections stronger, computing faster, and energy greener.
He looks forward to an Intelligent World 2030. The first Huawei Global Analyst Summit took place in 2004 and has been held annually. The summit’s theme this year is “Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World” and will be for three days, until Wednesday, April 14. Participants include industry experts worldwide where they share unique insights and discuss future trends. (Melo M. Acuña)
Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu delivering his keynote remarks at the beginning of the 18th Global Analyst Summit at Shenzhen, China yesterday. (Huawei handout photo)