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Press Release -- November 2nd, 2011
Source: Huawei

Huawei: Closer Cooperation among Governments, Industry and other Cyberspace Stakeholders will help Ensure Equal and Safe Broadband for All

[London, England, 2 November 2011]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today participated at The London Conference on Cyberspace and gave a speech on the event emphasizing that closer cooperation among national governments, industries, and other stakeholders is crucial to extend the reach of ICT technology worldwide, and ensure equal and safe access to high-speed, high-capacity broadband for all. Speaking today at The London Conference on Cyberspace, Ms. Chen Lifang, Senior Corporate Vice President of Huawei, said “ICT technology is critical to the sustainable development of the global economy and it is the responsibility of all stakeholders in the cyberspace arena to tackle the pressing global challenges of cyber security and reliable access for all in an open, transparent, and collaborative manner.”

The London Conference on Cyberspace, hosted by the Rt Hon William Hague MP, the UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, was launched this year to help shape the international debate and develop a better collective understanding of how to protect and preserve cyberspace among key members of government, industry and civil society. The ideas and proposals that emerge from the conference will develop into the ‘London Agenda’, a plan to help realize the full potential of cyberspace.

The United Nations Broadband Commission for Digital Development has established a vision of “Broadband Inclusion for All.” To support this vision, Huawei has joined this commission to participate in the discussion and formulation of the concept, direction, policy, and implementation measures related to global broadband development. Ms. Chen said, “There are two key elements critical to bridging the digital divide. First, this objective must be led, promoted, and supported by governments. For example, more and more countries have established their own telecommunications penetration targets and national broadband strategic development models with government’s lead and enterprises’ participation. Second, it is imperative to lower the cost of broadband access, while increasing coverage rates through technological innovation. For example, Huawei’s National Broadband Network (NBN) solution allows family users and enterprise users to reach up to 100M and 1G bandwidth respectively, promising open, high-speed and affordable broadband coverage.”

But from another perspective, the rapid increase of broadband information has brought problems such as spam mail, network outages, hacker attacks, and network security issues. Network service failures, whether they are caused by natural disasters, energy supply disruptions, or by social unrest or riots, will lead to incalculable economic and livelihood losses.

“When it comes to the safety and security of cyber space, we face two major challenges today: ubiquitous and safe access and data security in the cloud,” said Ms. Chen. “The ability to access the internet anytime, anywhere, from any device has increased the potential for threats to network security.”

“Huawei’s core strategy to combating cyber crime is to establish and implement an end-to-end telecom network security assurance system that incorporates global best practices, standards and methodologies,” said Ms. Chen. “We place higher importance on network security than on our own commercial benefits and this is the commitment we made to our customers. I believe deeply that governments, industries, and other stakeholders should unify to achieve ‘Equal and Safe Use of Broad Band for All’.”

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