Huawei outlines digital path to economic, social development

by Frank Eleanya

March 1, 2017 | 1:09 pm
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As part of its role as strategic partner to countries looking to advance economic and social development, Huawei said it is committed to creating value for communities by collaboration with digital operators to help them maximize network assets.

Huawei disclosed this at the Digital Transformation Forum which held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

The company in a press release said it is willing to work with partners to deploy home broadband and indoor digitalization to drive connectivity that will enhance user experience, while promoting economic and social growth.

“As we enter a fully connected era, digital infrastructure is facilitating economic growth and emerging markets are on the cusp of a major transition towards digital economies,” said William Xu, executive director of Huawei Board and chief strategy marketing officer of the company.

“The Global Connectivity Index (GCI) published bu Huawei in 2016 reported that for each GCI score point increase a country improved its innovation capacity by 2.2 percent, competitiveness by 2.1 percent and productivity by 2.3 percent. Operators around the world are in a unique position to invest in these emerging markets to capitalize on huge ICT industry potential, untapped demographics, and national ICT strategies,” Xu said.

He further noted that the Huawei was helping operators increase efficiency and drive profitablility by promoting the sustainable development of emerging markets.

Collaboration with other operators often requires identifying valued customers together, develop valued businesses, and build relevant networks.

“We enable operators to combine industry policy with the utilization of existing network resources, and integrate technological and business innovation. Our goal is to help operators drive new revenue streams and a positive business cycle of service development and network construction,” Xu said.

The company’s statement revealed that it has analyzed existing business environment in emerging markets to formulate its strategic approach from four angles. The angles include user, family, asset, and efficiency.

The company also ensures that existing networks are leveraged to maximize network value and spectrum efficiency, improve operations and management, and serve every economic level. Interconnecting all users promotes the development of economy, society, and humanity.

Xu projected that by 2025 there will be 2 billion more people with mobile connections, and another 500 million broadband homes.

“Our commitment has always been to enable world’s operators to build roads to new growth. Huawei continues to drive its social responsibility to help emerging markets grow by at least 1 GCI point while guaranteeing coverage in times of major world events or natural disasters,” Xu said.


by Frank Eleanya

March 1, 2017 | 1:09 pm
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