This year, Huawei participated in the MWC Shanghai 2021, which is going on from February 23 to February 25. With the theme Harmony and Symbiosis and the latest technological breakthroughs including 5G, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, smart home, etc.
At the event, Ms. Jacqueline Shi, Vice President of Huawei’s Cloud & AI Business Group and President of the Cloud & AI Marketing Dept., proposed a reference architecture for telecoms carriers’ digital transformation.
Speaking during the “5G Creates New Value” conference, Ms. Shi outlined a roadmap in her speech, “Taking Digital Transformation to the Next Level”, for how carriers can build a digital, intelligent infrastructure centered around full-stack data centers and clouds, and how they can take a phase-by-phase, multi-path approach towards full-scale digital transformation.
“Digital transformation helps carriers to develop ubiquitous computing capabilities, especially cloud capabilities, and aggregate ecosystem to enable industry transformation. Huawei is willing to work with carriers and partners to light up the dreams of the new industry, making the most of the unique opportunities of the digital era.” Ms. Shi said
Data centers and clouds are at the heart of the reference architecture Huawei proposes, which aims to help carriers build a next-gen, digital, and intelligent infrastructure that enables them to build four core capabilities:
- Digital operations
- Digital transactions
- Digital production
- Digital innovation
On this basis, carriers can choose to migrate their business to the cloud phase by phase, based on different service needs and hierarchies. Expanding on this, Ms. Shi noted the following points in her speech:
- Innovative services are naturally cloud-native. Huawei’s Cloud Native 2.0 stresses a move from “On Cloud” (simply deploying and running services on the cloud) to “In Cloud” (developing services and capabilities on the cloud using a cloud-native architecture), helping carriers develop, test, deploy, roll out, iterate, and operate innovative services on the cloud with agility.
- Carriers’ internal IT systems should be among the first to migrate to a public cloud. The business support system (BSS), operations support system (OSS), plus in-house services like video, IoT, 5G messaging, entertainment, and small-amount finance, can be migrated to the cloud phase by phase, after necessary redesign or change. Huawei’s intelligent enablement service helps carriers easily rewrite code and quickly implement SaaS. Application enablement and data enablement services help carriers seamlessly migrate applications and data.
- Carriers can choose to deploy networks in on-premises, full-stack data centers. The data centers have shifted from simple resource pooling to a full-stack, intelligent powerhouse. Huawei’s full-stack data center solution helps customers rebuild compute, storage, and the data center infrastructure as well as both software and hardware. The unified QingTian architecture and unified cloud management platform ManageOne help carriers unify the management of online and offline resources and also streamline online and offline ecosystems, delivering a seamless user experience.
With 30-plus years of experience in ICT infrastructure, Huawei has developed a deep understanding of carrier networks and business systems and their most urgent needs. It is based on this understanding that the organization proposed the reference architecture for and phase-by-phase, multi-path approach towards digital transformation.
To help carriers stay at the forefront of digital transformation in this fast-changing era, Huawei plans to continue leveraging an in-depth cloud-pipe-device synergy, helping them build end-to-end solutions powered by a robust ecosystem.
Will focus on building HarmonyOS and Euler operating system: Huawei
On the sideline of the Huawei Connect 2021 conference, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman – Eric Xu took an interview with media personnel. The current Huawei head announced that the company will focus on building two of its operating system HarmonyOS and EulerOS.
HarmonyOS and Euler, both will be open source and the company will focus on building these two operating systems in the future. In terms of working terminology, HarmonyOS is used for smart devices, IoT, industrial use cases. On the other hand, Euler is designed for servers, edge computing, cloud, and more.
Xu also said that Euler is not new and was released in 2019. The opnEuler operating system was initially served with the Kunpeng platform and moving to become the futuristic infrastructure of the operating system.
EulerOS provides enhanced security, compatibility, and easy-to-use features along with high Reliability. It meets the increasing requirements of Linux OS in enterprise applications and provides a compelling choice of open IT platform for users.
Launched at Huawei Developer Conference 2019, HarmonyOS comes with distributed technology and is designed to work across different devices for a seamless cross-device user experience. Initially, the operating system only supported smart TVs.
At HDC 2020, the Chinese tech maker introduced the second version of this OS – HarmonyOS 2.0. This time, Huawei added new platform support including smartphones, tablets, smart wearables, IoT devices, In-car systems, home consumer devices, and more.
However, the most interesting part of the HarmonyOS release comes in the form of smartphones adaptation. The smartphone version of this Huawei operating system debut on June 2, 2021.
Following the launch, the Chinese company began seeding it on the device. The roadmap is pretty huge consisting of over 100 models. As of September 23, 2021, Huawei has already installed HarmonyOS in 120 million smartphones.
HarmonyOS and EulerOS are currently in their early phase but the progress made by these operating systems comes in the form of major successes in a short amount of time. Therefore, bringing them upwards and developing their complete ecosystem will surely bring a boost to Huawei’s business.
Huawei introduce 11 major scenario-based solutions at Huawei Connect 2021
On the second day of the Huawei Connect 2021 Event, the Chinese tech maker introduces 11 major scenario-based solutions for five business areas. The application scope mainly includes transportation, finance, energy, manufacturing, and some government sector.
Peng Zhongyang, Director of Huawei and President of Enterprise BG speaks out his view framing “Deepening Digital and Creating a Great Future Together”. He presents current industrial digital transformation from different perspectives.
Director Zhongyang said, the company is helping its consumers to embrace digitalization through deep cultivation of scenarios, models, and partners. However, it’s an iterative process, which is now becoming a main asset in the industry.
In order to present industrial deep cultivation, Huawei brings 11 major scenario-based solutions covering five business sectors. As I mentioned earlier, the solution will apply in the government, energy, finance, transportation, and the manufacturing industry.
Let’s take a brief introduction of each sector-
Government and Public Sector: Three core solutions for network management, auxiliary operations, and zero-trust security has been released for this sector. The company is help and initiating projects for smart cities.
Energy Sector: This Chinese firm brings two solutions for this sector. They will be applicable to smart power plants and gas stations and will help in bringing green, low-carbon, safe, and efficient zero-carbon smart energy systems.
Financial Sector: The Finacial Sector also gets two solutions for mobile payments to built a fully connected smart ecological finance system.
Transportation Sector: Smart airports, air traffic control, and united transportation are part of solutions designed to bring a convenient riding experience.
Manufacturing Sector: Smart car enterprise solutions are designed for the production industry. It’ll help manufactures in profitable production with higher safety measurements and time-saving techniques.
Besides, Huawei is looking forwards to work with its partners and provide them all possible help in industrial practice. It wants to jointly solve the problems challenging the development.
About Huawei Connect Event:
This event has started on 23rd September and will end on 25th September. It’s an online conference giving the viewers an opportunity to connect with industry leaders, experts, and the company’s business partners. The theme of this year is “Dive Deep Into Digital” providing insights about AI, cloud, 5G, and other ICT technologies.
Huawei AI Speaker 2e with HarmonyOS 2 launched, priced at 199 Yuan
Yesterday, Huawei added the new Huawei AI Speaker 2e to its smart selection sound system collection which is currently open for pre-sale. Besides, other products such as Huawei Nova 9 series, New Watch Fit series, GaN charger, and more were also launched at the same event.
Coming back to this new speaker, it’s designed in an elliptical shape with a fritillary white color. The company has provided the necessary control buttons on its upper edge. This speaker costs 199 Yuan and buyers can purchase it via Huawei’s online flagship stores. As it’s in the pre-sale period so the purchasing timeline is as follows-
- Pre-book this new speaker until 31st October
- Complete the rest amount on the 1st of November
- Wait for the delivery after the final payment
Huawei AI Speaker 2e:
Now let’s discuss its specifications-
The Huawei AI Speaker 2e has a 12.5-inch full-range shape covering 192 x 93 x 90 mm dimensions that weigh around 560 grams. Overall its slim design makes it fit even in a backpack to take along anywhere. In addition, it provides three types of controls and manages with voice commands, app instruction, and button controls.
This speaker is equipped with a 6W high-power full-range speaker that connects a passive radiator at the rear giving a deep bass. Aside from the music playback, its inbuilt microphone lets you attended the voice calls with a control button placed on the top.
The HarmonyOS 2 capabilities establish a one-touch easy connection. Most importantly, it has a Children exclusive mode for sound-based learning. Furthermore, it also supports WiFi dual-frequency and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity.
Pricing and Avabalibity:
The pre-sale price of Huawei AI Speaker 2e is 199 Yuan (about 30 USD) with a 20 Yuan despite the amount providing a benefit for 30 Yuan. On the company’s exclusive channels, buyers may also get other benefits such as gift points. Meanwhile, its first sale will start on 1st November.