KAMPALA, UGANDA- The 4th Industrial Revolution – where ICT networks are the foundation and Artificial Intelligence is the enabler – is bringing us to an intelligent world where all things will sense, all things will be connected, and all things will be intelligent.
This will create a digital transformation market worth US$23 trillion.
In line with that vision, Huawei has called on all industries to work together and go beyond traditional boundaries in the areas of capabilities, connections, business, experience, and partnerships for a fully-connected, intelligent world.
Huawei's Global Industry Vision (GIV) shows that by 2025, the number of personal smart devices will reach 40 billion, 90% of smart device users will have an intelligent personal assistant, and many households will have a robot. As devices are able to sense and two-way human-machine communication and proactive information services are a reality, individual potential will be significantly unlocked.
“At the business and societal levels, 100 billion connections that will be created around the world by 2025 will be widely used for public utilities, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, finance, and other sectors, driving them to go digital. By 2025, 85% of enterprise applications will be deployed in the cloud, and 86% of global companies will adopt AI.
“By 2025, 180 ZB of data will be generated around the world every year, a 20-fold increase compared with today. Such new data will become a huge "data oilfield", serving as an inexhaustible source of intelligence and value.”
Ryan Ding, Executive Director of the Board and President of Huawei Carrier BG, said: "Huawei focuses on ICT infrastructure and smart devices to provide a plot of 'rich soil' for the development of information, automation, and intelligence technologies. In this 'soil', partners can grow their content, applications, and cloud."
Ding added, "Before entering the intelligent world still, we are still faced with many challenges. To achieve sustainable business growth, we need to keep moving beyond existing constraints and boundaries, first internally and then externally."
He called on all industries to go beyond the boundaries in the areas of capabilities, connections, business, experience, and partnerships and together shape a better future.
Ryan Ding, Executive Director of the Board and President of Huawei Carrier BG, delivering a keynote speech “Beyond today's capabilities, from digital to intelligent,” said as a general purpose technology, AI has been integrated into Huawei's many products and solutions and has greatly improved the efficiency of live networks. For example, Huawei's All-Cloud intelligent networks can generate millions of bills in minutes and help users search billions of pictures in seconds.
He said with 5G, carrier networks will have many more purposes and serve more types of targets, including people, things, and industries. One physical network will promise millions of use cases.
In 2018, Huawei will invest CNY5 billion in R&D for 5G, and launch a full range of commercial 5G equipment, including wireless access networks, bearer networks, core networks, and devices. Additionally, Huawei will drive the large-scale commercial deployment of NB-IoT networks around the world, and increase the number of NB-IoT connections to over 100 million.
“Business success is the ultimate goal of a company, carriers should pursue broad business innovation by making the most of existing networks and adopting a forward-looking approaches,” said Ding.