Huawei to continue support for digitalization in Asia-Pacific region-Xinhua

Huawei to continue support for digitalization in Asia-Pacific region

Source: Xinhua

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2022-05-21 00:08:59

SINGAPORE, May 20 (Xinhua) -- China's telecom giant Huawei will continue to support the digital innovation and digital economy in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, said Ken Hu, Huawei's rotating chairman, at the Huawei APAC Digital Innovation Congress concluded here on Friday.

"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," said Hu during the two-day event.

Moving forward, Huawei will keep investing heavily in innovation to help partners in the region meet their strategic development goals, said Hu.

In 2022, Huawei will increase its support for a Green and Digital APAC by promoting digital infrastructure, low-carbon development, and digital inclusion, he said.

Nicholas Ma, president of Huawei Asia Pacific Enterprise Business, said at the event that the digital economy and digitalization is expanding rapidly in the region. Huawei predicts that digitalization will transform production systems in all industries, creating a potential value of 27 trillion U.S. dollars.

Yang Mee Eng, executive director of the ASEAN Foundation, said that the Huawei APAC Digital Innovation Congress 2022 marks another critical milestone in the ASEAN Foundation-Huawei partnership to continue creating a talent development-focused learning ecosystem that will help address the digital skills shortage in the region.

The Huawei APAC Digital Innovation Congress, jointly held by Huawei and the ASEAN Foundation, was held on May 19-20 in Singapore, gathering over 1,500 government officials, experts, researchers, partners, and analysts from more than 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region to explore the future of digital innovation and the digital economy. Topics included ongoing advancements in ICT, speeding up digital transformation across industries, as well as green and low-carbon development.

Over two days of the event, Huawei signed 17 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with industry customers from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Bangladesh for Smart Campus, Data Center, Digital Power, and HUAWEI CLOUD.