Huawei global experts speaks out on cyber security barriers

Huawei Photo Release - Andy Purdy, Huawei’s Chief Security Officer

Karachi(Cliff News)Advocating  for uniform standards that support cybersecurity risk mitigation, Huawei joined top government, business, and academic leaders from the Middle East this week at the Global Cybersecurity Forum held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Andy Purdy, Huawei’s Chief Security Officer in the US, attended the forum and stressed the importance of a cooperative approach to cybersecurity risk mitigation in which governments, telecom service providers, and technology vendors collaborate on industry guidelines—those that protect consumers and which also harness the economic potential of digital transformation.According to Huawei, the topic is particularly timely as the roll-out of 5G services continues in the Middle East. Industries are already starting to benefit from the incredible leaps in bandwidth and network speeds provided by 5G. That is facilitating new applications of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and augmented and virtual reality. Yet as these new services emerge in fields such as transportation, healthcare, and banking, Huawei recognizes that security demands can vary significantly across industries, and bespoke requirements are needed to support privacy and data security.“In today’s digital era, high-level decisions about security principles must be supported by both public and private sector stakeholders. That cooperation is the only way to extend identity and location-data privacy, to strengthen identity management of connected devices, and to align user authentication standards within a smart city environment,” says Purdy. “The challenge is that there are simply more stakeholders involved in these decisions than ever before. But it is a challenge the world can overcome.”Huawei has long committed to helping partners in the region to address cybersecurity challenges while building cutting-edge networks. Huawei has been a partner of choice for telecom carriers for 5G network development through a broad range of end-to-end solutions. Addressing questions about Huawei’s own cybersecurity credentials, Purdy emphasized that cybersecurity is a global issue for all countries, governments, and companies. It is one of the reasons why Huawei has launched many Joint Innovation Centers in the wider Middle East, working with telecom operators, ministries, and enterprise partners to build secure solutions that promote digital transformation.“We firmly believe that any future security principles should be based on verifiable facts and an objective approach. Today’s cybersecurity issues are largely technical ones at their core, and need to be addressed through technical means,” concluded Purdy. In the week leading up to the Global Cybersecurity Forum, Huawei has been approved to continue supplying 5G technologies in markets such as the UK and the European Union, and is working with European governments to develop common standards to strengthen the security and reliability of those networks.

About Huawei:

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 – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization 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, we create 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. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees. 

HUAWEI Y6s avail the double deposit offer

[Pre-order KV] (FV) - HUAWEI Y6s

Lahore(Cliff News)Huawei’s latest smartphone for the entry-level segment HUAWEI Y6s is up for pre-orders from January 31 – February 06. This time the company is introducing an exciting Double Deposit Offer where consumers can pre-order the device for PKR 800/- which equals to PKR 1,600/-. The smartphone carries a price tag of PKR 20,899/- thereby bringing the amazing Huawei features for everyone.HUAWEI Y6s is enriched with many features that are not offered by other competitors in this particular category. The stylish design of this smart device empowers the customers to enjoy a world of infotainment and digital experiences on-the-go. It fulfills the need for additional storage with its 64GB memory, expandable to 512GB with an SD card. To top that off, it rises above the segment’s standard of 2GB RAM by boasting a 3GB RAM allowing users to achieve more multi-tasking with less lag.The HUAWEI Y6s is the latest, most affordable addition to Huawei’s ultra-popular Y series. It not only promises a great performance, but also brings the reliability of Huawei that people have come to admire so much. It mixes together the evolving needs of diverse consumer-segments through unmatched innovation and an affordable price tag. Powered by a 2.3GHz Octa-core processor, paired with EMUI 9.1, this phone allows users to navigate its various functions with simple gestures.In the photography department, a 13MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture takes stellar images, even in a dark environment. While the 8MP front camera with an ambient light-sensor and proximity-sensor takes spectacular selfies. Its 6.09 inch DewDrop display provides a more immersive viewing experience with a maximized bezel-less screen. The vivid HD feature is also enhanced by a TÜV Rheinland certified, Eye-Comfort Mode, to ease extended usage. The phone also boasts a Fingerprint Sensor to ensure complete security of data.The smartphone will also be a hot choice for music lovers as it features Huawei SuperSound and an 11V smart-power Amplifier which delivers really crisp sound quality at higher volumes, with sound-effects algorithms and Huawei’s Histen 5.0 offering a 5.1 stereo surround-sound, to create an immersive theater-like experience for music lovers. Plus, it goes on for long with the 3,020mAh of battery power.HUAWEI Y6s comes in two great colours of Orchid Blue and Starry Black and people can pre-order the device starting January 31 to February 06. The smartphone debuts on February 07 with a price of PKR 20,899/-.

About Huawei Consumer Business Group

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) is one of Huawei’s three business groups, providing a range of products including mobile phones, wearables, tablets and laptops. Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking second in the world in mobile phone shipments at the end of March 2019.Year-on-year growth was reflected in Huawei’s rise as a globally recognized premium brand. In 2019, Huawei has been ranked 47th on BrandZ’s Most Valuable Global Brands list, 79th on Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands list and 10 on the Brand Finance Global 500 Most Valuable Brands list in 2020. Among the Fortune 500, Huawei climbed up the list to the 72nd place in 2018, up 11 places from the previous year.As a leading technology company, Huawei invests a significant amount of its annual sales revenue to research and development efforts, and has established 15 research centers around the world. Among these facilities is the Huawei Aesthetics Research Center in Paris. Huawei’s newest R&D center is the Max Berek Innovation Lab in Wetzler, Germany, where Huawei and Leica are jointly researching technologies to improve mobile device camera and image quality.

 

 

British government allows Huawei in its 5G roll-out

Huawei Photo - Victor Zhang, Vice President at Huawei

“Huawei is reassured by the UK government’s confirmation that we can continue working with our customers to keep the 5G roll-out on track. This evidence-based decision will result in a more advanced, more secure and more cost-effective telecoms infrastructure that is fit for the future said Victor Zhang Vice President at Huawei.It gives the UK access to world-leading technology and ensures a competitive market.We have supplied cutting-edge technology to telecoms operators in the UK for more than 15 years. We will build on this strong track record, supporting our customers as they invest in their 5G networks, boosting economic growth and helping the UK continue to compete globally. We agree a diverse vendor market and fair competition are essential for network reliability and innovation, as well as ensuring consumers have access to the best possible technology.”

Huawei founder and CEO downplays the US ban at Davos 2020

Huawei Photo Release - Huawei Founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei

Karachi(Cliff News)Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei believes his company has withstood the challenges posed by a US entity list ban last year, emerging as a stronger organization and one committed to international cooperation. The CEO’s comments were made around a panel session held at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, which began on January 21 under the theme “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”.Zhengfei said his company has “basically stood the challenges” posed by the current US administration, including being placed on an export black list and targeted on various fronts in recent months. “This year the US might further escalate their campaign against Huawei, but I feel the impact against Huawei would not be very significant,” he said. “I am confident we can survive future attacks.” Zhengfei added that Huawei has spent billions to prepare a “plan B,” which has allowed the company to survive the US entity ban. “This year in 2020, since we already gained experience from last year and we got a stronger team, I think we are more confident that we can survive even further attacks,” he added. The executive’s comments come at a time when Huawei leadership estimates that its global sales revenue will have topped USD122 billion in 2019, an increase of roughly 18% year-on-year.Speaking at Davos, the CEO also made note of his respect for American companies and championed international cooperation. “Huawei used to be an admirer of the US, we learned a lot from them. We hired dozens of American consulting firms to learn how to manage our business. The US should feel proud of [Huawei], they have the US management system exported and implemented. They should not be overly concerned about Huawei and our position in the world.”
Huawei was recently ranked fifth on the 2019 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard as one of the biggest investors in research and development worldwide.As a result of its R&D investment focus, Huawei has been able to leadthe development of 5G technologies globally, and more than 700 cities and 228 Fortune Global 500 companies have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner.

Huawei keeps strong R&D pace as 5th top investor worldwide

Huawei Phoro Release - Huawei Headquarters

Karachi(Cliff News)Huawei has been ranked fifth on the recently released 2019 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard as one of the biggest investors in research and development worldwide. The Scoreboard is made up of the 2,500 companies investing the largest sums in research and development in the world, with data collected from companies’ annual reports and accounts.As a result of its R&D investments focus, Huawei has been able to lead the development of 5G technologies globally and the Middle East region specifically. This has been powered by investments of USD4 billion in 5G research since 2009—more than the total 5G investment from all major equipment vendors in the US and Europe combined. Huawei began 5G research in 2009 and has submitted a total of 23,600 contributions to the 3GPP, which would be a stack more than 10 meters tall if printed out on A4 paper.Huawei now owns 3,367 families of 5G patents accounting for more than 20% of the total and ranking first among all ICT vendors. The company has established nine 5G standards and research centers worldwide, has more than 500 experts working on standards, and holds positions in over 100 standards organizations. As Q3 2019, Huawei had been awarded more than sixty 5G commercial contracts, including 11 in the Middle East, shipping over 400,000 5G base stations globally.Outside of the 5G arena, Huawei’s enterprise business has also benefited from R&D advancements to lay the foundation for the digital transformation of industries in the Middle East and abroad. Globally, more than 700 cities and 228 Fortune Global 500 companies have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner. A focus on innovation has also kept Huawei’s popular smart phone range as a preferred global brand, achieving robust growth in 2019 with a total of 240 million units shipped. The latest ranking comes at a time when Huawei leadership estimates that its global sales revenue will have topped USD122 billion in 2019, an increase of roughly 18% year-on-year. 

About Huawei:

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 – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization 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, we create 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. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees. 

Huawei asks court to overturn FCC order on government subsidy program

Huawei Press Conference Dec 6

Karachi(Cliff News)Huawei today mounted a legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), seeking the court to overturn an unlawful order passed by the FCC on Nov. 22. The order bans carriers in rural America from tapping the Universal Service Fund (USF) to purchase Huawei equipment.In a petition filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Huawei asks the court to hold the FCC’s order unlawful on the grounds thatit fails to offer Huawei required due process protections in labelling Huawei as a national security threat. Huawei believes that the FCC also fails to substantiate its arbitrary findings with evidence or sound reasoning or analysis, in violation of the U.S. Constitution, the Administrative Procedure Act, and other laws.“Banning a company like Huawei, just because we started in China – this does not solve cyber security challenges,” Huawei’s Chief Legal Officer Dr. Song Liuping said at a press conference.Song said both FCC chairman Ajit Pai and other FCC commissioners failed to present any evidence to prove their claim that Huawei constitutes a security threat, and ignored the facts and objections raised by Huawei and rural carriers after the FCC first made the proposal in March 2018.“Huawei also submitted 21 rounds of detailed comments, explaining how the order will harm people and businesses in remote areas. The FCC ignored them all,” he said.“Carriers across rural America, in small towns in Montana, Kentucky, and farms in Wyoming – they choose to work with Huawei because they respect the quality and integrity of our equipment,” Song added. “The FCC should not shut down joint efforts to connect rural communities in the U.S.”Glen Nager, Huawei’s lead counsel for the legal action, said the FCC has simply adopted a standard-less rule that, by its own admission, was designed with only Huawei and another Chinese company in mind.In addition, Nager said the decision adopted by FCC exceeds the agency’s “statutory authority,” as the FCC is not authorized to make national security judgements or to restrict the use of USF funds based on such judgments. “Indeed, the Commission has no national security expertise or authority.”According to Nager, FCC’s designation of Huawei as national security threat lacks legal or factual support. “The designation is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of Chinese law and on unsound, unreliable, and inadmissible accusations and innuendo, not evidence. The designation is simply shameful prejudgment of the worst kind,” he said.Karl Song, Vice President of Huawei’s Corporate Communications Department, said the FCC rule is threatening the improving connectivity in rural America, which depends on Huawei equipment because other vendors were not willing to do business in places “that were too remote, or where the terrain was difficult, or where there just wasn’t a large population.” He added that the ban and the following “rip-and-replace” proposal would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and even force some small carriers to go bankrupt.

About Huawei

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 – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization 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, we create 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. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 188,000 employees by the end of 2018, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

 

 

Huawei Middle East ICT Competition: Pakistan win 2nd and 3rd position

Huawei Photo Release - Team Pakistan at Huawei Middle East ICT Competition 2019 final (Dec 03, 2019)

Karachi(Cliff News)Thirteen teams comprising a total of 39 students from across the Middle East, including two teams from Pakistan, competed in the final of the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition 2019-2020, held today at Huawei’s global headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Over the course of 2019, the competition attracted more than 21,000 student registrations from 437 colleges and universities in Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. This year’s final had a total of 13teams and 20 ministries participate from countries across the Middle East.The information and communications technology (ICT) sector is having an increasing impact on societies and businesses alike. Countries across the region recognize this, and have implemented plans – such as Pakistan Vision 2025 – to best take advantage of new technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud, which can support the realization of digital transformation, national plans and visions. In order to do this, however, there is a need to address the talent gap that currently exists within the ICT sector.Huawei is keen to support the development of the ICT ecosystem in Pakistan. One of the ways in which it does so is the Huawei ME ICT Competition, which nurtures local ICT talent, working with government authorities, colleges and universities in the Middle East to identify, support, and grow the future leaders of ICT. The Competition promotes innovation and creativity while increasing national ICT competitiveness and encouraging local communities to contribute towards achieving digital transformation and economic growth. Participating students have the opportunity to enhance their ICT knowledge, practical and application skills as well as raising their innovation awareness, thereby enhancing their employability within the sector – especially with national winners receiving an immersion experience within an ICT company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, in addition to employment opportunities and other prizes. Through the Competition, Huawei facilitates connections between international talent, providing equal opportunities for quality education with the aim of enabling more people to benefit from the digital economy.Charles Yang, President of HUAWEI Middle East, said: “We congratulate our winners, and all of the teams who made it to the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition 2019 Final. This year’s field of competition was especially strong. Each team participating in the final round represents some of the brightest talent from their country, as well as from the region. Seeing so many gifted young people gives us great confidence in the future of ICT in the Middle East.”He added: “The Huawei ICT Competition aims to develop ICT skills and knowledge amongst the region’s youth population, giving them the understanding to contribute to their country’s digitalization efforts. Working with partners in the public sector, we are committed to developing the ICT ecosystem of Pakistan, and the competition is designed to be in alignment with government targets towards building a knowledge-based, sustainable digital economy, which can be further driven by the digital leaders we aim to create.”The final round of the Huawei ME ICT Competition included the ICT Talent Education summit roundtable with ambassadors and chancellors from the participants’ countries. During the panel, participants discussed several pertinent topics, including the rapid development of technologies such as 5G, AI, and cloud, and how they are leading the way towards business growth and societal development, and the shortage of ICT talent in the Middle East who are ready to adjust to the new intelligent digital era and be accountable for supporting their country’s national ambitions. The participants called on governments to increase investment in ICT talent enhancement to address this shortage, and on universities to adapt their curriculums to meet the requirements of future ICT talent cultivation. They also called upon ICT industry companies, such as Huawei, to make their own contributions to developing more ICT talent, such as through CSR programs and activities.Pakistan’s team one placed second and team two placed third in the competition. The winning teams received special certificates and trophies at the finale, as well as the opportunity to conduct field experiments at Huawei’s specialized labs and research centers at its global headquarters, collaborating with some of the brightest minds of the industry. Team one from Pakistan included Muhammad Umar, Neeraj Harijan, and Haseeb Mehdi, while the second team featured Muhammad Salman, Syed Qazi Shameel Uddin, and Syed Muhammad Kazmain.Winners received their prizes during a ceremony attended by several VIPs, including Steven Yi, Member of the Supervisory Board and President of MEA region at Huawei, H.E. Hashmi Naghmana Alamgir, Pakistan Embassy in China, H.E. Ata Ur Rahman, Pakistan Embassy in China, Mr. Lianpu Ding, Director of the Center for Exchange of China-Foreign People-to-people of the Ministry of Education of China, and Dr. Li Jihong, Deputy Director of UNESCO Centre for Innovation in Higher Education.The winning teams were selected based on a three-month qualifying period, during which each competed against their national counterparts to earn their place in the regional finals. Qualifying rounds included working in real ICT laboratories, getting up-to-date with key technologies such as cloud computing, AI, Big Data and 5G.In the final round, teams competed in day-long competitions, which included technology workshops with global ICT experts and discussions with senior delegates from Huawei.
About Huawei:

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 – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization 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, we create 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. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 188,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.