On January 26, 2021, Huawei has published its seventh annual Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2020. It was the first time when five key stages of industry digital transformation are proposed in GCI 2020.
The GCI annually ranks 79 nations along with an S-curve graph based on their latest GCI scores. According to ICT investment, ICT maturity, and digital economic performance, the S-curve group’s nations into three clusters: Starters, Adopters, and Frontrunners.
Since 2019, GCI had expanded the GCI’s research methodology to provide policymakers and economic stakeholders with valuable insights that can help them speed up growth in the digital economy. The 79 countries evaluated by GCI 2020 represent 95% of the world’s GDP and 84% of the global population.
The five key stages of industry digital transformation:
Stage 1: Task efficiency: Focus is placed on tracking the completion of individual tasks through basic connectivity and more efficient communication.
Stage 2: Function efficiency: Computerized or automated functions enabled by ICT make it possible to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and share information more efficiently.
Stage 3: System efficiency: More focus is put on the digitization of core system functions for efficient operations. Enterprises in this stage will have a stronger demand for connectivity and cloud services.
Stage 4: Organizational efficiency and agility: Enterprise processes are digitalized, enterprise applications are migrated to the cloud, and all systems are effectively integrated. In addition, high-coverage networks, wide adoption of cloud-based applications, and AI and IoT deployment contribute to real-time data analysis and insights.
Stage 5: Ecosystem efficiency and resilience: The entire ecosystem is digitalized and able to quickly respond to market changes, which can support the automatic coordination as well as the cross-sector collaboration of stakeholders. Representative technologies such as 5G, IoT, and robotics present new opportunities for the emergence of new business models, working methods, and products throughout the digitization process.
The key stages help the countries to increase productivity, spur economic recovery, and develop future competitiveness. GCI research has suggested that economies that could increase productivity and go digital with intelligent connectivity generally enjoy higher gross value added (GVA) per worker or per hour worked.
“As ICT permeates industries, digital transformation has become unanimously agreed on among countries and industries,” said Zhang Hongxi, Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei’s ICT Infrastructure.
Starters are proactively narrowing the gap with leading economies.
This report has analyzed the changes in each country’s GCI score since 2015. The average scores of Frontrunner, Adopter, and Starter economies have all increased since 2015, with Starters showing the highest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) followed by Adopters and then Frontrunners. This suggests that Starters are catching up with Adopters and Frontrunners and narrowing the digital gaps.
The 2020 report has also shown that Starters have made significant progress in broadband coverage. Their average mobile broadband penetration went up by more than 2.5 times, their 4G subscriptions went from 1% to 19%, and their mobile broadband became 25% more affordable. These achievements have enabled Starters to offer better comprehensive digital services and embrace new opportunities in economic development. In addition, their e-commerce expenditure has almost doubled since 2014 to over US$2,000 per person. Some Starters were moving up the GCI cluster, increased their GCI scores by up to 17%, and managed to raise GDP to a level that was 22% higher than some peers. Vietnam and Peru have both become Adopter economies in 2020.
Organizations in Frontrunner countries want to maintain IT expenditure
Research shows that the willingness of companies to invest in IT varies depending on where they are based. Organizations in Frontrunner and Adopter nations are prioritizing maintaining their IT budgets over non-IT budgets. They have also cut their IT budgets by 2.5 to 3.5 times less than organizations in other countries on average. Nations with more mature digital infrastructure are better positioned to minimize the economic impact of the pandemic, recover faster, and ensure the continuity of their transformation into higher-order productivity models.
The digital transformation of economic sectors will help economies develop “higher-order” productivity to spur economic recovery and future competitiveness.
Countries need to make ICT investments based on their unique set of existing factor endowments in order to produce a multiplier effect. In general, economies are made up of a combination of different sectors with one or two tending to dominate. The GCI 2020 report suggests that a country’s ICT strategy should be built around its accumulated sectoral strengths. Regardless of the industry, more digitalization means more added value.
Autonomous driving lies between L2 and L3 in mobile network field: Huawei Wireless Network Chief
Huawei Wireless SingleOSS Product Line President, Ma Hongbo address the Global MBB forum with his speech. He presented five different viewpoints under his deliverance on “5Go S.M.A.R.T., Ushering Wireless Networks into the Intelligent and Autonomous Era”.
During the keynote deliverance, he emphasizes that network intelligence has been recognizing as the wireless autonomous driving network foundation. The network engines are preparing for the ability to self-learn and self-evolve with the help of enormous network data.
In addition, precise network algorithms and different approach models are also being prepared, escorting the network technology towards independent thinking. However, it’s still lacking a good synchronization between autonomous driving networks in mobile communications.
According to the Huawei president, the autonomous driving network current lies between L2 and L3 technology in the mobile network field. The industry needs joint efforts to bring both networks to the same level.
He further explains Huawei is willing to put more effort in terms of level criteria, evaluation systems, and application collaboration to established an autonomous driving network. the company holds serval projects and continually collaborating with operators and industry partners to create smart autonomous networks.
The industry reports show, industry and operators’ hierarchical recognition for driverless driving is becoming the center approach of operators. Furthermore, a recent white paper survey forecasts a positive image for future autonomous technologies.
According to the report, the analyzers surveyed about 42 independent network operators in the industry. Among them, about 80% are confident in their technologies and approaches for stationing fully autonomous driving networks that will a large-scale deployment within a decade.
To be mention, it was the 12th Global Mobile Broadband Forum, held in Dubai on the 13th of October. Its purpose is to bring the industrial leaders and global partners together to discuss the mobile network and adjacent vertical ecosystems.
Huawei’s Cloud and AI technologies contributing in building smart cities
On 14th October, the 2021 Global Smart City Conference was concluded in Shanghai, China. At the event, Huawei officials informed more cities are joining the smart city project. To date, 50 cities including Fuzhou, Chengdu, Changchun, Nanchang, Shanghai, and Suzhou have been accepted the “urban intelligence”.
The company is constructing an integrated intelligent system with a three-dimensional viewpoint. In addition, the ecology in Huawei smart cities also concerns global collaboration, explicit evaluation, and the constant unfolding of new technologies.
Purpose of Urban Intelligence:
Urban intelligence is based on the concept to delivered quick and precise services. Its purpose is to serve civilians, companies, and management to help them save labor and time. In this manner, these resources can be used where they are most needed.
Explaining in an example, President Kun stated, like a Netcom service can manage an entire city to operate one thing. Furthermore, a single network management system can provide enough help to the government efficiently handle one thing.
The official information shows, the Shenzhen-based firm is planning to perform an improved network administration service as implemented back last year. To be mention, in 2020 the company’s solution involves three working areas described below-
- One-Network Management: It handles online and offline collaboration with the help of its four subdivided sectors- discovery, scheduling, disposal, and analysis
- Auxiliary Operations: The solution provider is responsible for teaching the operation and execution of the system to the government.
- Zero-Trust Security: It ensures that the reliability of the officials. It prologues the concept of “Don’t trust anyone, but trust this system”.
In the last of his deliverance, the Huawei president further proposes three ideas to making smart cities more smarter. It includes- solving cross-sectoral problems, building a unified management network, and providing full support to urban intelligence.
Avail the Free Screen Protector services for your smartphones: Huawei South Africa
After introducing a bunch of smartphones, Huawei South Africa offering free screen protector services in the country. All users with Huawei branded phones no matter old or new can avail these services before the end of this month.
Now users need not worry about the precious screen of their devices after applying a screen guard. It’ll extend the durability of the device before letting the screen gets scratched. This is one of the after-sale services of the company to present its gratitude to users for showing their support.
I recommend you not to waste this time and make wait for your device for another offer. Below you can check further details about how to get this free screen guard for your device.
How to get Free Huawei Screen Protector:
All users with Huawei devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops can visit the nearby service center of the company. This is a walk-in service, all information is available on the company’s service store. If want want to get the benefits soon enter the service centers with your respective device, do hurry.
This campaign is a limited-time offer and will last long until the 31st of October 2021. users still have fifteen days to search and reach the authorized centers. Being a Huawei customer is lucky, isn’t it?