Huawei executives discuss how to leverage connectivity to unlock new growth

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Ryan Ding, executive director and president of Huawei’s Carrier Business Group, speaks at UBBF 2021

At the 7th Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF 2021) in Dubai, jointly hosted by the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei, Ryan Ding and Peng Song stressed the growing importance of connectivity in driving industry growth and generating value amid a rapidly evolving landscape.

Ding, Executive Director of the Board and President of the Carrier Business Group, Huawei, said that connectivity has made it possible to innovate, especially in a digital age where increasing efficiency has become paramount.

The pandemic has also ushered a paradigm shift in connectivity, as homes turned into multi-functional centers for education, work, and business. It became increasingly clear that connectivity not only drives digital economies forward but also maintains the functioning of society.

Peng, President of the Global Carrier Marketing & Solution Sales Department, Huawei, said that looking at connectivity through Huawei’s C.A.F (Coverage, Architecture and Fusion) model can help operators accelerate the digitalization of industries, maximize the value of connectivity, and create new growth.

According to him, operators can extend connectivity with FTTR solution provided by Huawei for home networking, and offer competitive and differentiated private lines offerings in enterprise scenario.

“No doubt, the cloud is important for digitalization. But connectivity is equally important. Without connectivity, even the most powerful cloud needs storage equipment that can only be transported by trucks. Without connectivity, the cloud will become nothing but a large data island,” Peng said.

Today, enterprises no longer just focus on bandwidth and stability for connectivity, Peng highlighted that enterprises need shorter TTM, more elasticity and committed quality. As quickly as possible, connectivity needs to be extended inside every home and enterprise, ultimately converging with the cloud in a wider ecosystem.

Furthermore, operators must enable businesses to participate in the industry application ecosystem, which will help users and industrial partners easily tap into cloud and network capabilities. By doing so, Peng explained that providers might provide one-stop services for businesses that combine network, cloud, and application technologies.

Peng emphasized, network architecture is fundamental for business success today and in the future. He explained that businesses must use future-oriented new architecture, which necessitates more elastic networks, greener services, and lower OPEX costs.

Ding said that people, things, capital, and regulations are fully connected in the digital age. This requires enterprises to change their mindset and realize that increasing efficiency is more important than ever.

“The virtual and real worlds are converging, creating a multi-dimensional, more diverse world. Thanks to your efforts, connectivity is playing a greater role than ever. It presents with us unlimited possibilities. What should we do now? Stop moving, or change the future? I believe it is our shared mission to create a connected world”, Ding added.

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