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Huawei ready to deal with digital challenges

Top officials say at annual summit

Huawei is all set to fight the digital challenges the world would face in the days to come helped by its self-developed chips, ICT devices and computing platforms, officials of the global ICT solutions provider said yesterday.

The range of products that the Chinese tech giant is now equipped with includes a powerful chip to ensure seamless WiFi network along with a well-prepared plan to remove all the cyber security risks, they said.

It has also taken up new plans to give a better 5G data connection and a brand new computing system powered by artificial intelligence, the officials added.

“We have brought in the state-of-the-art technology—WiFi 6—to ensure faster WiFi service,” said Steven Zhao, president of Campus Network Domain of Huawei Data Communication Product Line.

The WiFi 6 is so powerful that it will reduce latency in virtual reality education by around 30 percent and increase WiFi speed for 4K use in modern offices by five times to 50 megabyte per person, he said.

Huawei is now shipping the technology to countries in the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Southern East Asia, he said.

The company has established a security centre in Brussels as part of a $2 billion transformation plan to ensure cyber security, said another top official of the company.

The cyber security market is growing fast and the issue of cyber security has become both a political and technical topic, he said.

“Our $2 billion plan is not for any specific country. It's for the whole world.”

The official shared the information at a workshop at the 16th Global Huawei Analyst Summit 2019.

Peng Jianhua, president of Huawei Telecom Energy of Huawei Network Energy Product Line, has highlighted the goals the company has set to ensure faster 5G network and cut the cost of operations in presence of 5G.

The technology Huawei has brought in will reduce the present preparation and maintenance cost by around 40 percent even if 5G is used, he said.

The 5G towers will be connected to the internet which will enable Huawei to find out what kind of problem the towers are facing and save a lot of time that is needed to visit the tower for repair, he said.

“All the processes will save a lot of money and time for Huawei.”

In another workshop, the company introduced journalists with its latest computing system run by AI.

The Atlas AI Computing Platform will unlock a new chapter in the world of technology, said Robin Shi, senior director of global marketing of the company's intelligent computing business department. This is the first AI-powered computing system launched by the company, he said. The computing system is run by Huawei Ascend series AI processors.

The system is applied to different fields of applications such as smart city, carriers, finance, internet and electronic appliances, said Francis Lam, director for intelligent computing, product management of Huawei.

The Atlas series products include an accelerator module, a developer kit, an accelerator card, and an edge station.

Numerous other workshops were also organised on the second day of the international summit.

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