Global 5G users exceeds 100 million mark and 92 carriers around the world deployed commercial 5G: Huawei Chairman
On August 17, At “Lighting Up Shenzhen, a 5G-powered Smart City” press conference, Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping gave a keynote speech on the company’s plans for the Chinese city, Shenzhen.
During his keynote, Guo revealed how Huawei working with carriers and other partners on industry applications, to build all-scenario intelligent solutions for Shenzhen.
According to Huawei, as of today, 92 carriers around the world have already deployed commercial 5G networks, and there are over 100 million 5G users worldwide.
“As the first phase of global 5G deployment begins to wrap up, we need to strengthen our focus on industry applications. This will help us unleash the full potential of 5G and achieve business success with 5G.” said Guo.
The company says the success of commercial 5G will rely on the synergy between five major tech domains including Connectivity, Cloud, Computing, Industry applications, and pervasive AI.
Huawei announced it would harness its strengths in connectivity and computing, and work with carriers and other partners on scenario-based solutions. It plans to integrate these five major tech domains to help turn Shenzhen into the world’s digital showcase city.
Objectives of 5G powered Smart Cities:
- A 5G-based intelligent network that supports real-time sensing and feedback of data generated at the city’s most basic ground-level units.
- The integration of vertical data systems from different industries and government agencies, to create a single network for extensive data interconnection and unified municipal management.
- AI-enabled data and applications that will turn municipal knowledge into capabilities, give government agencies more access to AI-enabled business processes, and ultimately enhance intelligent experiences and build a truly 5G-powered smart city.
The integration of 5G, cloud, computing, AI, and industrial applications will set off a chain reaction, providing the industry with all-scenario intelligence.
Examples of how these technologies can be used are already seen in smart grids, smart ports, smart airports, and smart factories. They will also support the development of 5G-powered smart cities that aim for the booming industry, happy people, and better governance.
“Huawei‘s ten-plus years of service experience have allowed the company to build an open platform of cloud, computing, pipes, and devices that can act as “fertile soil”. Independent software vendors, system integrators, and cloud ecosystem partners can grow scenario-based solutions on this “soil” and address complex industry requirements.” said Guo.
Moreover, Huawei plans to continue using its OpenLabs to pass on new capabilities to its partners so that they can collaborate and grow together, serve customers more deeply, and accelerate industry digital transformation.
Failure rate of Apple’s iPhones is more than Huawei: CEO
Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, Yu Chengdong said that the failure of Apple’s iPhones reached more than Huawei smartphones. The mobile chief’s latest comment came during the recent electric vehicles forum in China.
Yu Chengdong explained that the situation with Huawei was different when he first took on Huawei’s mobile business. The failure rate of Huawei phones was huge as compared to Apple. But now, it’s the opposite, the failure rate of Apple’s iPhones is many times greater than Huawei phones.
Huawei mobile head said that the current quality of Huawei phones is achieved by continuous hard work to fill the gaps created by technological challenges. Also, the entirety of the product quality is derived from quality system management and capability enhancements.
Bugs after release:
Over the past years, Huawei immensely increased the quality of its smartphones. However, with the last two models, there are reports that Apple is continuously trying to add new features to iPhones but these phones brought in a lot of bugs for the consumers.
My iPhone 14 pro max is far the buggiest iPhone I’ve used in a LONG time.
-Keyboard haptic/sounds randomly change
– keyboard is slow when on WhatsApp calls
– battery getting worse
Is it just me?? (iOS 16.2)
— The Tech Chap (@TheTechChap) January 14, 2023
iPhone has low-key innovations in terms of adding new features to smartphones. But when it actually tries to feed something new, some bugs massively disrupt the iOS.
During the Huawei Consumer Business Quality Conference in 2017, Yu Chengdong emphasized that Huawei has the highest priority for quality. It is above cost, profit, and everything else.
Yu reiterated that his company is focusing on quality and consumers. He said Huawei will defend the gold standard of the brand by providing quality and better experience.
“The pursuit of greater excellence also requires our team to continue to optimize, to remind ourselves to keep improving, to break through the impossible, to win the love of more users, and to meet greater challenges in the future.” concluded Yu Chengdong.
Huawei recently released the P60 series and Mate X3 foldable phone. The company ensured that these two flagships are made with all of the innovations for the best customer user experience.
These two device lineups bring in a unique HarmonyOS-powered software experience that is bug-free and provides a smoother user experience.
Huawei upgrades Asia’s R&D with $20 million investment in Singapore
Today, Huawei launched Huawei OpenLab 3.0 Asia-Pacific, which aims at new Singapore R&D operations to innovate new solutions for products needed in the Asia Pacific region with a new $20 million investment.
This will help Huawei and its partners to jointly collaborate and combine expertise and technologies to speed up digital transformation across various divisions and businesses.
Huawei OpenLab was officially launched in Singapore in 2016. To date, it has welcomed over 6000 industry visitors from the APAC region and forged collaborations with more than 100 partners to create customer-centric solutions.
Besides Singapore, Huawei has established OpenLabs in locations that include Suzhou, Munich, Istanbul, and Dubai, jointly developing and launching technologies and solutions with more than 400 partners worldwide.
Goh Pei Sheng, Vice President of Digital Industry Singapore (DISG) joined the opening ceremony. For your information, DISG is a platform of the Singapore government that engages with the technology sector. Over 60 partners and guests from the technology and public sectors, industry associations, and universities also attended the ceremony.
On the OpenLab 3.0 project, Huawei invested $20 million USD to upgrade research and development operations in Asia pacific. The new investment will help Huawei to collaborate with local partners to create customer-centric and innovative scenario-based solutions that truly meet regional needs.
Based on its considerable capabilities in wireless and optical networks, storage, cloud, and AI, Huawei has developed a range of integrated solutions like Smart Campus, Smart Classroom, and Smart City.
“Cloud OpenLab” a partner-oriented solution integration & verification platform on cloud architecture was also launched at the ceremony.
Collaborating with customers allows the solutions to be better tailored to meet needs through joint innovation. Collaboration often results in new ecosystems that deliver the digital transformation of public service, finance, transportation, energy, and many more industries.
During the event, two Huawei partners, Simon Chung, President of Global Business at Chinasoft International, and Jeffrey Yam, Director-Founder of Maxxmedia International, discussed their journey of collaboration with Huawei that resulted in incubating Smart Campus and Smart Classroom solutions.
“The booming digital economy in APAC will lead to new innovative services and applications. To accelerate the digital transformation of industries, a more open and diversified industry ecosystem is required”, said Mr. Nicholas Ma, President of Huawei APAC Enterprise Business Group. “OpenLab 3.0 is a global technology platform for local partners, customers, and institutions of higher learning in APAC. It explores joint solutions based on the demands of various industries and continuously contributes to building the Digital APAC.”
Mr. Jun Zhang, President of Huawei APAC Public Affairs and Communications said “Standing for Platforms, Innovation, Professionalism, Experience, and Skills, PIPES delivers targeted talent programs for individuals from all walks of life, to foster an inclusive talent ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region. OpenLab 3.0, a platform for innovation, experience and know-how sharing, exemplifies our talent-centric commitment, and is set to emerge as a pivotal hub for talent cultivation across the region.”
“OpenLab 1.0 to 2.0 have been looking at tomorrow from today’s perspective. OpenLab 3.0 is about cooperating with our partners to look at tomorrow from the day after tomorrow’s perspective and explore more possibilities in the future through our comprehensive innovative R&D capabilities and investment. Incubating and enabling more future-oriented local applications and innovative solutions, while promoting them to the entire Asia-Pacific region to support the digital transformation of various industries.” said Mr. Foo Fang Yong, CEO of Huawei International.
Huawei CFO said personal case in Canada and U.S. is over
Huawei CFO and vice chairman, Meng Wanzhou is now the rotating chairman of the Chinese tech giant and she said that her personal case has come to an end.
During the Annual 2022 Huawei Business Report Conference, a reporter asked whether Meng Wanzhou will have to visit the U.S. regarding her past detention case. On that, the Huawei CFO replied that the Judge has ordered the police to withdraw the case along with personal charges.
She said Huawei has appeared in almost 170 countries around the world and Huawei employees can conduct business trips according to work and routines.
In December 2018, Huawei founder’s daughter and deputy chairwoman Meng Wanzhou was detained at Vancouver International Airport by Canada Border Services Agency officers.
Later on, she was arrested for a U.S. extradition request for allegations of fraud and conspiracy in circumventing U.S. sanctions on Iran. In the following year, the U.S. Department of Justice formally announced fraud charges against Ms. Meng.
The first stage of the extradition hearing began in January 2020 and concluded in May. It’s when the Canadian supreme court ordered kicked off the extradition process.
However, Ms. Meng’s lawyer made several serious allegations against the authorities involved in the detention process. The entire detention is unlawful and based on fabricated charges.
On September 24, 2021, the U.S. department of justice announced to make a deal with Meng Wanzhou to resolve the case through a deferred prosecution agreement. However, she was not charged with a fine or pleaded guilty to the allegations and charges.
In December last year, U.S. DOJ dismissed all charges against Meng before December 21, 2022.
Interestingly, it was a well-set case plot for Huawei CFO and all of the charges were resolved in an instant, which took at around 2 years to form. However, Meng Wanzhou is at her homeground and working for the company to lead it towards success.