BY VICTOR BAATWENG
SHENZHEN, CHINA – More than 680 industry and financial analysts, key opinion leaders, and media representatives from across a range of industries, including telecoms, Internet, and finance recently joined Chinese vendor – Huawei here for its annual Global Analyst Summit.
Themed “Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World”, the 16th summit’s attendees included industry experts from around the world, all of whom provided unique insights into a variety of topics and trends.
At the summit, the global analysts and opinion leaders jointly discussed the importance of connectivity and intelligence as enterprises and governments look to speed their transition to digital.
Amongst the attendees was Botswana Police commissioner Keabetswe Makgope whose unit has successfully worked with Huawei on the safer city project recently.
Speaking on the side-lines on the summit with Sunday Standard, Makgope noted hailed the project indicating that he hopes that other government departments who need similar technological services will catch up.
Meanwhile in in his keynote speech titled “Leading New ICT ÔÇô Intelligence, Connectivity and Platform”, Qiu Heng, President of Global Marketing, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: “Huawei Enterprise’s new positioning is to provide ubiquitous connectivity and pervasive intelligence to government and enterprise customers, together with our partners. By creating a digital platform that integrates new ICT, we are committed to building a solid ICT foundation for the digital world, helping customers complete their digital transformation.”
For his part, Ken Hu, Huawei’s Deputy Chairman, shared insight into industry trends and strategic determination.
He noted that the 5G network is being deployed much faster than expected, and that currently 5G device development is matching the network development for the first time in history.
According to Huawei’s forecasts, by 2025, the world will have 2.8 billion 5G users. Summit attendants were told that to support these large numbers of users, Huawei aims to develop simple, powerful, and intelligent networks, to continuously create value for its customers.