DUBAI, UAE, Oct. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- During HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 Dubai, Huawei unveiled the upgraded capabilities of its Intelligent Cloud-Network Solution at the "Intelligent Cloud-Network, Unleashing Digital Productivity" summit. These capabilities, which center on three major scenarios -CloudFabric 3.0, CloudCampus 3.0, and CloudWAN 3.0- are provided to meet network development trends. Huawei also released the L3.5 Data Center Autonomous Driving Network White Paper, together with IEEE-UAE Section and pioneering customers, to contribute to the thriving data communications industry and unleash digital productivity.
The changes in enterprise business are driving the development of enterprise ICT infrastructure, and IP networks - serving as the bridge between IT and CT and covering all production and office procedures of enterprises, constitute the connectivity foundation for industry digital transformation. Networks have never been more important than they are today.
Daniel Tang, CTO of Huawei Data Communication Product Line, shed light on how to respond to future development trends and address network challenges. According to Daniel Tang, Huawei keeps innovating data communications technologies in areas such as Wi-Fi 7, 400GE, IPv6 Enhanced, multi-cloud synergy, autonomous driving network, and ubiquitous security. With these innovative technologies, Huawei has upgraded its capabilities in three scenarios: CloudFabric 3.0, CloudCampus 3.0, and CloudWAN 3.0.
Huawei CloudFabric 3.0 offers full-lifecycle intelligent capabilities for multi-cloud and multi-vendor networks based on L3.5 ADN technology. Stand-out features include unified management and control, flexible orchestration and collaboration, simulation & verification, risk prediction, and unified O&M for applications and networks. Plus, this solution facilitates easy interconnection with customers' IT management systems to achieve end-to-end automation. Key results include easy deployment, easy O&M, and easy evolution.
By leveraging Huawei's ADN and hyper-converged Ethernet technologies, Ankabut is building the world's first HPC supercomputing center with Ethernet and InfiniBand co-cluster.
At the summit, Huawei, together with IEEE-UAE Section, Ankabut of UAE, and CBK of Kuwait, released the L3.5 Data Center Autonomous Driving Network White Paper.
Huawei further upgraded its CloudCampus 3.0 offerings by unveiling a host of flagship products, including the first enterprise-class Wi-Fi 7 AP AirEngine 8771-X1T, next-generation flagship core switch CloudEngine S16700, and 4-in-1 hyper-converged enterprise gateway NetEngine AR5710.
Huawei CloudCampus 3.0 helps enterprises simplify their campus networks from four aspects: access, architecture, branch, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M).
In the WAN field, Huawei continues to innovate technologies such as SRv6, FlexE slicing, and application-based IFIT measurement, and all of these technologies rely on IPv6 Enhanced. Huawei has further upgraded its CloudWAN 3.0 offerings to achieve agile connectivity, deterministic experience, and agile O&M and launched an ultra-high-density multi-service aggregation router - NetEngine 8000 F8 - to Strengthen digital productivity with agile connectivity.
With Huawei's help, the Gauteng province successfully deployed the first 100GE private network in South Africa - GBN.
The future digital world is full of uncertainties. As the saying goes, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." Mindful of this, Huawei strongly advocates partnerships and will continue to cooperate and innovate with more customers and partners in the data communication field. Vincent Liu, President of Huawei's Global Enterprise Network Marketing & Solutions Sales Dept, highlighted that Huawei has set up many regional joint innovation labs and OpenLabs. Through these labs, Huawei is well poised to jointly innovate with customers from sectors such as public service, oil and gas, electric power, finance, education, and ISP. These concerted efforts pay off in many high-value application scenarios and achieve remarkable results. To date, Huawei has already trained and certified 188,000 data communication engineers, providing a large pool of ICT talent for digital transformation across industries.
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Global tech powerhouse Huawei Technologies is concentrating on digital infrastructure, sustainable development and a strong ecosystem as part of its strategies to deepen cooperation with Asia-Pacific nations, including Thailand, in boosting its digital power.
According to ICT market research firm McKinsey, the pandemic accelerated the digital economy by seven years globally and by 10 years in Asia-Pacific.
"We want to be a key contributor to the digital economy in Asia-Pacific," Simon Lin, president of Huawei Asia-Pacific, told the Bangkok Post in an exclusive interview. "We need to build digital intelligence and green Asia-Pacific together."
He said Huawei invested heavily in R&D and innovation solutions for the ICT industry over the past two years. In 2021 the company allotted 22.4% of its revenue to R&D.
To deepen its cooperation with countries in the region, the company highlighted three core aspects.
The first lies in digital infrastructure, including communication equipment, data centres and cloud platforms.
"We need to digitalise traditional industries and create value for customers," Mr Lin said.
"Industries need digital infrastructure that offers a more intelligent network to provide more digital services to society, not only being connected, but also improving quality of life."
He said the company also provides automated artificial intelligence functions for network operation to make the network more effective at supporting new digital services and business models.
"This is our vision -- to use technology to change the world," Mr Lin said.
The second strategy involves sustainable development, which is widely supported by countries many around the world.
Huawei Digital Power integrates digital and power electronics technologies and enables energy digitalisation for a greener future. One example is working with partners to instal smart photovoltaic rooftops on 1,200 stores in Thailand, he said.
The third strategy involves building an open and healthy ecosystem by using innovative platforms to support industry digitalisation.
In Thailand, Huawei and the Digital Economy Promotion Agency have jointly developed the Thailand 5G Ecosystem Innovation Centre as an incubation and digital innovation development accelerator.
The country also has the 5G Alliance to serve 5G ecosystem development.
"We need to create value for our customers," Mr Lin said.
"When the Asia-Pacific market is booming, we will see a very fruitful result."
DIGITAL ECONOMY DRIVE
He praised Thailand for its plan to make the digital economy constitute 30% of the country's GDP by 2027, saying this could turn the nation into the Asean leader for digital economy development.
"Huawei aims to be a major contributor to the Thai digital economy by working together with carriers to provide digital infrastructure," said Mr Lin.
He said the 5G network covers 78% of the Thai population, and this can be raised to 98% in five years.
Huawei can support carriers developing the fibre-optical network in Thailand to Strengthen home internet connection coverage, said Mr Lin.
The company can also provide network security technology through data centres, cloud services and WiFi 6.
He said Huawei can provide a platform for global independent software vendors and app developers, enabling them to enter the Thai market.
Participants take part in Huawei's Digital Bus project aimed at enhancing the digital skills of workers.
According to Mr Lin, there are 700 million users of 5G services and 2 million 5G cell sites globally.
When user penetration reaches 16%, it will drive positive business results for carriers. If 5G traffic reaches 20% of total network traffic, telecom carriers would reach a break-even point for 5G business, he said.
In Thailand, with continued support of 5G policies, investment and the ecosystem, Huawei expects 5G traffic to reach 20% of total network traffic by the end of this year, with 5G user penetration of 20%.
By the end of 2025, the 5G network is expected to cover 92% of the Thai population, with 5G user penetration and 5G traffic forecast to exceed 50%.
"We will see more exciting innovation from mobile operators with augmented reality and virtual reality features, cloud gaming and rich content, which are driving customers to migrate to 5G," said Mr Lin.
He said all of Asia-Pacific, including Thailand, is concentrating on building digital skills for people.
Last year Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding with the Asean Foundation to train 500,000 digital workers over five years with an investment fund of US$50 million.
"Towards this goal, we need long-term and systematic efforts. Our talent initiatives focus on three main areas, covering leadership, skills and knowledge," said Mr Lin.
"Through Asean Academies in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, we have trained over 17,000 local officials. For the upskilling and reskilling of ICT practitioners, we have trained almost 120,000 people."
For young talent, the company has several programmes to promote knowledge transfer, including the Seeds for the Future project, which this year saw 120 students from 16 Asia-Pacific countries gather in Thailand to learn ICT technologies.
"We believe the foundation of all talent initiatives is value creation for society," he said. "In the fourth quarter, Huawei's Digital Bus training programme will go to six more provinces in Thailand to train 1,000 rural doctors and volunteers."
DUBAI, UAE, Oct. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- At HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 Dubai, during the Huawei Global Electric Power Summit themed "Unleash Digital and Create New Value for Electric Power", Huawei released the White Paper on Electric Power Communication All-Optical Network Architecture and Technologies to facilitate the digital transformation of the electric power industry.
Jason Li, Director of Marketing & Solutions Sales, Huawei Electric Power Digitalization Business Unit, gave a speech in which he emphasized that the power communication network is the basis for automatic power grid dispatching, market-oriented network operations, and modernized management. He also noted that such a network is an important means to ensure secure, stable, and economical operations of the power grid as well as the core infrastructure of the power system. The White Paper, released by Huawei, describes how to build an intelligent optical base for power communication networks based on the all-optical architecture. It also aims to help the electric power industry cope with digital challenges, meet technical requirements for digital transformation, and accelerate digital transformation.
The digital transformation of the electric power industry requires the power communication network to inherit the hard pipe technology used on production network services — such as SCADA, security and stability system, and teleprotection — to ensure high reliability and deterministic low latency of the production network. In addition, the power communication network must also be capable of carrying future-oriented services, such as situation awareness and IoT, to Strengthen the scalability of network bandwidth and the flexibility of multi-service bearing. With the development of the fifth-generation fixed network (F5G), the optical service unit (OSU), as the fifth-generation native hard pipe (NHP) technology, takes the best of both SDH and OTN technologies. It supports the ultra-high bandwidth beyond 100G, and provides 2 Mbit/s to 100 Gbit/s service access capabilities, meeting needs of both production network services and future-oriented services. These strengths make OSU the preferred solution for digital power grid network construction and SDH network upgrade.
According to the White Paper, the OSU technology is integrated into the backbone network, power transmission and transformation network, and substation/power distribution network to implement highly secure bearing of network services at each layer. The architecture implements E2E one-hop transmission from the substation/power distribution network to the backbone network, making the NHP all-optical architecture the optimal architecture of the power communication network. Specifically, the NHP all-optical architecture of the power communication network has the following features:
Huawei has been working in the optical network field for nearly 30 years and has maintained the largest market share in the global optical network market for 13 consecutive years. Huawei makes full use of its technological prowess to continuously explore the electric power industry. Together with the upstream and downstream of the industry chain, Huawei has provided secure, stable, and reliable all-optical communication network solutions for countries and regions such as China, Thailand, Brazil, the UAE, and Austria, accelerating the digital transformation of the electric power industry and reshaping industry productivity.
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LONDON — The U.K. government extended a deadline for telecom companies to remove equipment from Chinese tech giant Huawei from their 5G mobile networks.
Telcos will now have until December 2023 to remove Huawei equipment, such as that used at phone mast sites and telephone exchanges, from their network "cores" — where some of the most sensitive data is processed. The government had originally ordered them to do so by January.
Meanwhile, a requirement for firms to reduce the level of Huawei equipment in their non-core networks to 35% has been delayed to October 31 2023 — later than an initial July ultimatum.
They will still need to ban new Huawei 5G installments and completely eliminate it from their networks by the end of 2027. The order was enshrined in law last year with a piece of legislation called the Telecoms Security Act.
Prime Minister Liz Truss's government has sent legal notices to 35 U.K. telecoms network operators to officially enforce the move.
Britain had initially said it would allow Huawei in its rollout of 5G networks. But in 2020, the government opted to ban Huawei over data security concerns. The Shenzhen-based firm was classed as a "high risk" vendor, meaning it posed possible risks to national security.
Officials on either side of the Atlantic are thinking Huawei's technology could allow China to spy on sensitive communications and other data. Huawei has long denied the claims and said moves to block it are "politically motivated."
That decision was a result of the National Cyber Security Centre's emergency review of Huawei shortly after the U.S. imposed sanctions on the Chinese giant cutting it off from key semiconductor supplies. The move also came amid an intense trade battle between China and the U.S. — a close ally to the U.K.
Previously, telecoms groups like BT and Vodafone had been told to remove Huawei 5G equipment from their "core" by January 2023. However, some companies took issue with the measures, concerned this didn't deliver them enough time to strip out the equipment from their infrastructure, a costly exercise.
In June, BT requested an extension beyond the government's January 2023 for removal of Huawei from core 5G infrastructure, saying it might not meet the deadline due to delays caused by Covid-19 lockdowns. BT CEO Philip Jansen had even warned the ban may result network outages for customers if implemented too hastily.
Vodafone has already removed Huawei from its core.
In a press release Thursday, the government said it extended the January 2023 deadline to "balance the need to remove Huawei as swiftly as possible while avoiding unnecessary instability in networks."
A BT spokesperson wasn't immediately available when contacted for comment by CNBC.
U.K. Digital Minister Michelle Donelan said: "We must have confidence in the security of our phone and internet networks which underpin so much about our economy and everyday lives."
She added: "Thanks to this government's tough new laws we can drive up the security of telecoms infrastructure and control the use of high-risk equipment. Today I'm using these powers and making it a legal requirement for Huawei to be removed from 5G networks by 2027."
Ian Levy, technical director of the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, said: "Society increasingly relies on telecoms and the NCSC, government and industry partners work closely to help ensure that these networks are secure and resilient in the long term."
"The Telecoms Security Act ensures we can be confident in the resilience of the everyday services on which we rely, and the legal requirements in this Designated Vendor Direction are a key part of the security journey," he added.
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BT has been given a reprieve on a deadline to strip Huawei from its 5G network after warnings that accelerated efforts to rip out the Chinese kit could disrupt Britain’s telecoms network.
A deadline to remove critical telecoms equipment built by Chinese company Huawei has been delayed by 11 months.
Openreach, BT’s network arm, and other broadband providers originally had been expected to remove the Chinese hardware from their network “core” by January 2023, with the threat of fines if they failed.
That timeline has now been pushed back until December next year, following a consultation with mobile operators. The Government said it had sent legal notices formalising the timetable to 35 mobile operators and networks.
BT, which had become heavily reliant on Huawei’s mobile technology for its next generation 5G and fibre deployments, had warned the January deadline was too tight and could risk “interrupting” its service.
The Government said it had been told by networks the switch could cause “serious disruption to millions of customers”. The former state monopoly had said removing Huawei’s kit will cost it £500m.
In its response to the consultation, the Government said “some respondents stated that they would struggle to meet the deadline”. Network operators had warned that Covid and supply chain disruption had made it hard to get the replacement parts needed. The Government said the delay provided a “sensible balance” against network disruption.
It said it had pushed back a deadline to reduce the amount of Huawei kit in Britain’s full fibre networks to 35pc to October next year. Removing kit from the core, essentially the nerve centre of the network, will now not be required until December next year.
Network operators have until July to reduce the number of 5G base stations using Huawei kit to below 35pc.
An overall deadline, to fully remove Huawei from public 5G networks by 2027, remains in place. Huawei kit must also be removed from sites of national security significance by the end of January 2023.
While multiple broadband and mobile networks had used some Huawei technology, BT had become particularly reliant on the Chinese company, originally picking it for its vast “21st century” network upgrade in 2004. It later chose Huawei as one of two suppliers for its 5G network.
But security concerns prompted by Huawei’s Chinese ownership have forced it to tear up this relationship. US officials have repeatedly warned that Huawei’s Chinese ownership makes it a national security risk and that Chinese national security laws mean its employees could be forced to spy on Britain.
US sanctions have also made it riskier to use Huawei kit, according to the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ, making it harder for the company to access critical technology.
Along with its notice to network operators, the Government issued a “designated vendor direction” to Huawei. The direction warned that Chinese laws mean “Huawei’s employees” can be issued with orders by Beijing creating a risk that “covert and malicious functionality could be embedded in Huawei’s equipment”.
Huawei has always denied its technology poses a national security risk. Its hardware is subject to strict national security reviews by the National Cyber Security Centre, which has never found any malicious spyware in its technology.
Michelle Donelan, the Culture Secretary, said: “Thanks to this government’s tough new laws we can drive up the security of telecoms infrastructure and control the use of high-risk equipment.”
If mobile networks fail to meet their security obligations, they can be fined up to 10pc of their turnover, or £100,000 per day, by Ofcom.
LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Britain on Thursday extended the deadline to remove equipment and services from China's Huawei in core network functions to Dec. 31, 2023, from an original target of Jan. 28, 2023, after consulting with the company and telecoms operators.
The government said the deadline to remove all Huawei gear from Britain's 5G networks by the end of 2027 remained unchanged.
It also extended a requirement to limit Huawei to 35% of the full fibre access network by three months to Oct. 31, 2023.
Britain decided to ban Huawei and other vendors it deemed a high security risk from its 5G networks in 2020 following pressure from the United States.
The ban, which was enshrined in law last year, required operators such as BT (BT.L), Vodafone (VOD.L) and Hutchison (0215.HK), to switch to alternative suppliers and eventually remove Huawei equipment already installed in their networks.
Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by James Davey
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