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Huawei is committed to increasing support for Intelligent and Digital APAC

The Huawei APAC Digital Innovation Congress, jointly held by Huawei and the ASEAN Foundation, began on May 19, Topics included ongoing advancements in ICT, speeding up digital transformation across industries, as well as green and low-carbon development. During the congress, Huawei is committed to increasing support for a intelligent and Digital APAC.

The Huawei APAC Digital Innovation Congress gathering officials, experts, researchers, parteners from over the Asia Pacific region. Ms. Ajarin Pattanapanchai, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand was also invited to this congress. She remarked that, Thailand fully supports the implementation of the ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2025, which is a strategic approach that places top priority on post-COVID-19 economic resilience, maximizes the potential of ICT and digital technologies for equal access to public and private services, and mobilizes ASEAN's digital economy.

During her speech, she highlighted digital technology and its potential in driving an economy and improving people's quality of life. “Thailand also emphasizes collaboration and involvement at the regional levels among relevant stakeholders in a more integrated 6 manner. With regard to the ASEAN Digital Sector, Thailand supports an implementation of the ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2025 which is a strategic approach putting top priority on post COVID – 19 economic resilience, maximizing the potential of ICT and digital technologies for equal access to public and private services, and mobilizing ASEAN’s digital economy.”

As we can see that in the Asia-Pacific region, not only Thailand is concerned about the importance of digital economy development, but the whole Asia-Pacific region is concerned about the importance of digital economy in post pandemic. Ken Hu, Rotating chairman of Huawei, mentioned in today Huawei APAC Digital Innovation Congress, “The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most culturally and economically vibrant regions in the world. It has long played an important role in global economic growth, and now plays an equally important role in digital innovation," he continued, citing the fact that many APAC countries have elevated digital transformation to a strategic policy level and are actively going green.

A digital Asia-Pacific is coming. In this process, it’s inspiring that Asia-Pacific countries have released clear policies for digitalization and low carbonization. Huawei regards Asia-Pacific as a strategic market. Over the past 30 years, with the support and trust of the customers and partners, Huawei is proud to be part of the region’s digital transformation.

According to Huawei 2021 annual report, Asia Pacific accounted for 16.7% of Huawei's total revenue. Huawei achieved progress in delivering an intelligent experience across all consumer scenarios. All of these factors resulted in a revenue of CNY53,675 million from this region in 2021.

Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific, delivered speech titled “Innovating nonstop, together for a better green digital life”, he points out Asia Pacific is one of the most important markets out of China. At Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2022, Ken Hu, Rotating Chairman of Huawei also pointed out APAC is a big market with a huge population. “ Over the years, Huawei has taken root in the Asia Pacific region. We have established strong bonds and commercial ties with governments and carriers in most Asia Pacific countries. Moving forward, we will continue to honor our commitments in the Asia Pacific region and provide support as it pursues digital transformation”.

Huawei is committed to increasing support for Intelligent and Digital APAC

Simon explained how will Huawei use innovation to build a better green digital life from three aspects.

First, build leading digital infrastructure as the foundation for digital economy. Huawei hopes to help Asia-Pacific build a leading and green infrastructure, including 5G, broadband, and data centers. So far, Huawei has provided connectivity for more than 90 million households and 1 billion mobile users in Asia-Pacific. According to the Gartner report, Huawei's IaaS market share ranks No.2 in China, No.4 in the emerging Asia Pacific market.

Second, Huawei committed to building an open and healthy industry ecosystem with customers and partners. In Asia Pacific, Huawei has established partnerships with 7,900 enterprise partners, 2,000 cloud partners, and 200 universities. Huawei launched last year that it plans to invest 100 million USD in Spark project over the next three years.

Finally, Huawei re-emphasized commitment to building an inclusive digital Asia-Pacific. Through the Huawei ASEAN Academy and Seeds for the Future, Huawei has worked with partners to train 170,000 local talents. In the next five years, we will continue to train 500,000 digital talent.

Simon finalized his speech by emphasized Huawei vision- In Asia Pacific, for Asia Pacific. “Coming together is a beginning, working together is a success. In the past 30 years, Huawei is rooted in the region’s fast digitalization journey. As always, Huawei is confident and determined to work with customer and partners, becoming a key contributor to Asia-Pacific digital economy. Innovating non-stop, together for better green digital life!”

Published : May 20, 2022