Europe has the unique opportunity to become a leader in 5G deployment; thereby fostering its digital sovereignty and strengthening its key role in the fight against climate change. For this strategic opportunity, Huawei is a key partner for Europe, the Brussels 5G Assembly heard today.
The company discussed with public and private partners how 5G can contribute to tackling major challenges to society, including climate change and social inclusion. The event shone a spotlight on specific 5G issues and how they can help deliver a smarter future for Europe.
“Europe’s digital sovereignty and its sustainable development are complementary objectives. At Huawei, we have built ‘green’ into our leading 5G products and services. Their deployment will set Europe on the path towards green 5G leadership, while ensuring that no-one is left behind,” said Abraham Liu, Huawei’s Chief Representative to the EU Institutions.
“5G is our next step towards a connected world. What a great opportunity to share. We have the responsibility to use this connectivity to achieve a fairer society, a greener planet and a more peaceful world. Communication can melt down borders!” said Ranga Yogeshwar, Physicist and Science Journalist.
“We start a new decade on the verge of the next wave of digital transformation underpinned by ubiquitous connectivity, delivered by combinations of technologies led by 5G. A multi-stakeholder approach involving policy makers and private companies will be required to unleash the potential of new value creation, accelerate progress on the sustainable development goals and reduce the digital divide,” said Mark Spelman, Head of Thought Leadership, World Economic Forum.
“Technology can make a difference in the most remote places. With the help of Huawei’s technological resources, Rainforest Connection pioneered a solution using commonplace mobile technology and AI to transform live audio streams directly from the rainforest into a profound understanding of the forest soundscape, rooting out any threats such as illegal logging and poaching,” said Topher White, Founder and CEO, RainForest Connection.
The 5G Assembly brought together around 200 participants, including policymakers, academics, and representatives from NGOs, around the ‘Choose a Smarter Future’ theme. Huawei published a white paper on the same topic earlier this year.
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – Huawei is committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world.
Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, Huawei creates lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.
At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. Huawei invests heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. Huawei has more than 180,000 employees and operates in over 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
In Europe, Huawei currently employs over 12,000 employees and runs two regional offices and 23 R&D sites. So far, Huawei has established 230 technical cooperation projects and has partnered with over 150 universities across Europe.