The digital economy has become an important engine of the global economy. Green and low-carbon technologies have become new drivers for sustainable development. Asia-Pacific is ripe with opportunities for digital transformation, and a digital Asia-Pacific is fast approaching.
According to the ASEAN Development Outlook report and the Southeast Asia Digital Economy Report, ASEAN will become the fourth largest economy in the world by 2030. The internet economy market in the region is expected to reach $1 trillion.
In this process, Asia-Pacific countries have released clear policies for digitization and low carbonization.
Huawei views Asia-Pacific as a strategic market. Over the past 30 years, it has become a major player in the region’s digital transformation journey.
With its mission statement “In Asia-Pacific, for Asia-Pacific”, Huawei aims to make a significant contribution to the digital economy in Asia-Pacific. And Huawei will use innovation to build a better green digital life from three aspects.
Leading digital infrastructure as a foundation for the digital economy
Build a leading digital infrastructure first as the foundation for the digital economy. As a global company rooted in the local market, Huawei actively supports ICT and digital transformation policies in several countries.
In this diverse ICT policy, the digital infrastructure has become the foundation of the digital economy. In addition, it becomes more intelligent and greener.
As a trusted IT partner, Huawei hopes to help Asia-Pacific build an industry-leading and green infrastructure, including 5G, broadband and data centers. So far, Huawei has provided connectivity to more than 90 million households and 1 billion mobile users in Asia-Pacific. With the most advanced technologies and the best services, the company is the largest supplier of ICT solutions in the region. According to the Gartner report, Huawei’s IaaS market share ranks second in China and fourth in the emerging Asia-Pacific market.
As Asia-Pacific moves towards carbon neutrality, Huawei is integrating digital and power electronics technologies and enabling energy digitization for a greener future. In Singapore, Huawei partnered with Sunseap Group to develop one of the world’s largest offshore floating PV projects. It is expected to produce more than 6 million kWh of energy per year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 4,200 tons.
An open and collaborative ecosystem of the ICT industry
Second, Huawei will build an open and healthy industry ecosystem with customers and partners.
In Asia-Pacific, Huawei has partnered with 7,900 business partners, 2,000 cloud partners and 200 universities.
To enable ICT startups in Asia-Pacific, Huawei plans to invest USD 100 million in the Spark project over the next three years.
Looking to the future, Huawei will bring global R&D capabilities to the local market and innovate based on customer needs. For example, Huawei and partners built Open Lab in Singapore and 5G Ecosystem Innovation Center in Thailand. Currently, 5G EIC has gathered more than 100 partners to incubate 5G applications.
Based on the above platforms, Huawei hopes to help customers and partners make good use of the infrastructure and expand ICT capabilities into the digitization of the industry.
An inclusive digital Asia-Pacific
Finally, Huawei commits to building an inclusive digital Asia-Pacific. As digitization accelerates, so does the demand for digital talent. According to the Korn Ferry report, Asia-Pacific will face a talent gap of 47 million by 2030. At the same time, this region is full of young energy and potential.
Through the Huawei ASEAN Academy and Seeds for the Future, Huawei has worked with partners to train 170,000 local talents. Over the next five years, Huawei will continue to train 500,000 digital talents for the Asia-Pacific region.
Meanwhile, in order to leave no one behind in the digital world, by cooperating with Thailand’s customers and partners, Huawei has contributed to the USO 2.0 project with the AirPON solution, which has provided broadband services to more than 14,000 villages. In Bangladesh, Huawei and partners launched the Digital Training Bus project to help more than 240,000 women by 2023.
Coming together is a start, working together is a success. Over the past 30 years, Huawei has been rooted in the region’s rapid digitization journey. As always, Huawei is confident and determined to work with customers and partners and make a significant contribution to the digital economy in Asia-Pacific. Innovating together non-stop for a better green digital life.
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