[Geneva, Switzerland, 24 October, 2011]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, recognizing the critical role of ICT in a nation’s development, showcased its portfolio of solutions that enable the public sector to enhance efficiency, improve livelihoods, and boost national economies at ITU Telecom World in Geneva, Switzerland.
“ICT innovation is enabling different industries, such as governments, to transform rapidly and increase efficiency and flexibility, thus improving livelihoods and promoting economic growth. Huawei offers solutions that support industries in their transformation towards broadband-based ICT services.” said William Xu, President of Huawei Enterprise.
Throughout the event, Huawei showcased several solutions that aim to help the public sector creates smart cities. Huawei’s safe cities solution, called “Broadband Safeguarded Cities”, can improve public safety through intelligent video surveillance, which offers features such as facial recognition, invasion detection, and left article detection, enabling authorities to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions. Huawei’s e-Education solution, called “Broadband Extended Education”, offers a wealth of teaching tools and interactive functions, and allows teachers to share resources which is of particular help to teachers in remote areas, and helps to reduce large-scale education costs. Huawei’s G-cloud (or government-cloud) solution provides an integrated platform for the transformation of public services, and facilitates large-scale collaboration between public sector organizations and the community.
Huawei also shared its views on the possibilities presented by ultra-broadband, and its unique experience in building next-generation national broadband networks (NBN) and “Broadband Supported Nations.” According to the World Bank, broadband contributes more to GDP growth than other telecom services (e.g. fixed, mobile, internet) and every 10 percent increase in broadband penetration generates 1.3 percent economic growth. Recognizing the benefits of NBN, over 50 countries around the world have committed around USD100 billion to support the building and deployment of NBN.
“As a proponent of catalyzing innovation and the deployment of broadband networks, Huawei actively seeks to work with leaders and forerunners across industries to promote the adoption of broadband-friendly practices and policies so that the entire world can take advantage of the benefits of broadband,”said Bill Lan, Senior Marketing Director of NBN solutions, Huawei.
Huawei is an NBN leader with extensive experience and advanced solutions. Since 2009, Huawei has been contracted to build several national broadband networks, having been awarded eight out of nine global projects for BT (United Kingdom), Nucleus Connect (Singapore), TM (Malaysia), Qtel (Qatar), Camtel (Cameroon), TelBru (Brunei), and CMC (Benin).