[Shenzhen, China, April 23, 2014]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today held its 11th Annual Global Analyst Summit, attracting nearly 400 analysts and business leaders from world-class companies such as BT, Intel and Volvo.
In his welcome address at the event, Mr. William Xu, Huawei’s Chief Strategy Marketing Officer, said that as connectivity becomes increasingly important and a way of life globally, ICT technologies, represented by mobile broadband, cloud computing, big data analytics, the Internet of things, and social networking, will continue to reshape the world and introduce a new wave of technological development. Mr. Xu also underscored Huawei’s commitment to continue working closely with partners from business, industry and academia to promote greater convenience and freedom in communications and the sharing of ideas to drive the evolution of technology, industries and interpersonal interaction. Ultimately, Huawei aims to help to build a better connected world.
Mr. Xu said: "Against the backdrop of ICT convergence, Huawei has also transformed and optimized our organizational structure to establish a new, more comprehensive and well-rounded Products and Solutions Group to develop innovative ICT products and solutions that will fully realize and leverage the competitive advantage Huawei has gained with our comprehensive solutions offering."
Speaking at the event, Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer at BT Group, said: "At BT, we believe in the power of communications to deliver sustainable social and economic growth. The Huawei summit has been an excellent opportunity to discuss with global industry leaders and stakeholders how ICT can play a very real part in building a better future."
With connectivity becoming the norm in people’s daily lives today, the four basic physical elements of human survival– air, water, food and sunlight – can be extended to include the digital environment. A better connected world will integrate such elements. Like air, connectivity will be available anytime and anywhere. Connectivity will flow freely like water, enabling ease of information sharing and inspiring innovation. Like food, it will provide energy, allowing people to be always online and promote life-long learning; and connectivity will shine like the sun, with everyone being able to enjoy communications through broadband Internet.
From interpersonal communications to connectivity and the Internet of things, or basic, physical human needs to the more advanced need for entertainment and social networking, human interaction and society are being re-modeled by the possibilities created by ultra-broadband, high-capacity connectivity that is highly reliable, ubiquitous and offers zero wait time.
Huawei forecasts that by 2025, the world will have eight billion smartphone users and 100 billion terminals interconnected by the Internet. It follows that the next decade will see ICT embedded more deeply in everyday life and across all industries. With the ICT convergence trend, Huawei believes that the digital transformation of the information society presents immense opportunities for the ICT industry, and that the convergence of the digital and physical worlds will usher in an era of big data – one with data pipes as wide as the Pacific Ocean, more real-time big data platforms, and an enormous volume of interconnected terminals. In this age, the transfer, processing, storage and presentation of such massive data workloads will underline the value of Huawei’s commitment to working with customers and partners to create high-performance, universally-connected digital logistics systems. Over the last 27 years, Huawei has pursued this vision of universal connectivity where all industries and enterprises are interconnected. Today, Huawei is already leveraging ICT to connect close to three billion people in 170 countries and regions across the world, enabling them to realize the possibilities of communications and information sharing, anytime and anywhere.
Mr. Xu added: "As globalization enters a new age of ICT convergence, the world has never been so closely interconnected. Internationally successful products are backed by a global ecosystem and collaboration across an industry chain characterized by technology and industry integration. Huawei looks forward to collaborating closely with partners from the industry, business, and academic circles to build a win-win industry chain together and a better connected world."