Huawei Explores 5G Innovations for Beyond Telecom Industries
published : 2 Mar 2021 at 18:13
Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei in a recent interview with global media in China revealed the company’s path of exploring new opportunities in industrial 5G applications across sectors such as mining, transportation, and music among others. In his remarks he emphasised Huawei’s continued focus on innovation and core businesses to provide basic platforms for diverse industries in the 5G era.
Elaborating on Huawei’s focus to use ICT solutions to help legacy industries innovate, Mr. Ren Zhengfei said, “In the 5G era, connecting businesses is the main goal. While the 5G applications for different industries are different, but most of the technologies are the same. So our main goal is to increase the adoption of electronic, software, and computing systems in different industries.”
The key to accelerating this development will be Huawei’s longstanding commitment and investment into basic research and innovation. Mr. Ren mentioned that Huawei has built more than 100 research centres and joint labs around the world that specialise in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and aesthetics, developing 5G applications and ICT solutions. This, in turn, leads to the creation of smart cities with thriving ecosystems, autonomous vehicles, and smart education, healthcare, mining, and more.
The Innovation Labs are co-partnered with customers who provide insights and expertise to direct the research as per requirements of their respective industries. Huawei expertise in electronics technology develops great applications and services for these industries.
In collaboration with industry customers and partners, Huawei helps build 5G networks and digital connections across cities globally, from Berlin to Seoul, and Riyadh to Bangkok. Enabling seamless connectivity and peak performance for high-end devices operating across the networks, these networks manifest industry-leading capabilities.
Today, as the leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei continues to offer best-in-class products and solutions to its customers.
Huawei began researching 5G technology in 2009. By the end of 2019, it had submitted 26,600 standards contributions to the 3GPP. According to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Huawei now owns 4,348 families of 5G-essential patents, accounting for over 20% of the total. This places Huawei in the lead among all vendors in terms of 5G patents, laying a solid foundation for its R&D prospects and innovative applications of 5G in an ever expanding range of industries.