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SKA: Shooting for the stars with AI

The intergovernmental Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory will be in charge of building and operating the largest and most powerful radio telescope ever created.The potential for answers about the universe and its origins will increase by orders of magnitude, with artificial intelligence likely to occupy a key role.

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WWF: Safeguarding biodiversity with technology

Nature is our life-support system. From the air we breathe to the water we drink, nature provides the essentials we rely on for our survival and well-being. These immense benefits to humanity, estimated to be worth around US$125 trillion a year, are only possible if we maintain a rich diversity of wildlife. To achieve this, the work of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) is grounded in science.

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Telecom Egypt: Powering diversification with ICT

TE CEO and Managing Director Adel Hamed explains how the operator is leveraging its strengths to create diverse domestic and international digital business strategies.

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China Southern Power Grid: Energy supply gets smart with AI

Given the burgeoning demand for power in southern China, smart energy solutions are a must. Find out how China Southern Power Grid is deploying AI to take on keys tasks and ensure homes remain lit and businesses powered.

Smart mining: Extracting the power of AI

With one-third of its underground land mass covered with coal deposits, coal mining is the lifeblood of China’s Shanxi province, providing half of its revenue and 1 in 20 jobs. However, the industry is traditionally dirty, dangerous, and inefficient. Now that’s starting to change with the AI-powered Mine Brain solution.

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Awakening the private line market

Unlike home broadband, private line services for enterprises have seen little investment or growth. But, digital transformation has spurred a surge in demand. Now's the time for telcos to strike.

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China Unicom Beijing: Gearing up for the 2022 Winter Olympics with SmartLink

Developing private line services for vertical industries is China Unicom Beijing's top priority. Deputy General Manager Wang Chuanbao explains how the operator surveyed its key customers to identify key requirements.

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New private lines, new B2B growth

In the area of private line services, Huawei Carrier BG President Ryan Ding believes that operators must quickly respond to changing customer needs and competitors, automate more services, and offer differentiated products.

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Which verticals drive demand for high capacity and services?

Which vertical industries buy the highest-capacity network services on average? Ovum analyst Brian Washburn reveals Ovum's findings.

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Carrier-Enterprise synergy: From Telco to Tech Partner

GlobalData analyst Malcolm Rogers explains how offering direct private connections to cloud through IP/VPN or Ethernet can help enterprise customers boost business outcomes.

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The private line services that industries really need

Digital transformation and cloud deployment have changed the game for enterprise networks. So, we asked different industry verticals what private line services they need. Here's what they told us.

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Managed Wi-Fi revamps STC’s B2B services

Talal Albakr, Vice President of STC Digital Solutions, reveals how STC opted to expand its service offerings to include delivery, maintenance, and industry value-added services to meet enterprise needs.

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Safe Cities are smart business for operators

He Dawei, General Manager of China Mobile Hefei, explains how the operator expanded its B2B market presence by providing video surveillance solutions on its backhaul network, achieving remarkable business results.

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How China Telecom Sichuan delivered the impossible

China Telecom Sichuan shares how it constructed a dedicated network for video, using an innovative lightweight SRv6 Overlay solution that now enables customers to provision services in 1 to 2 weeks.

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Turkcell boosts its B2B business with converged transport and cloud network synergy

When planning site selection and fiber construction, Turkcell sought to preferentially cover vital business districts and technology parks, enabling the company to catch up with tier-1 operators in terms of fiber coverage rates.

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AICTO: Ensuring equal ICT development across the Arab League

AICTO Secretary-General Mohamed Ben Amor explains his organization’s approach to ensuring ICT develops equally in Arab League nations with Huawei’s help.

A new standard for giving you better Wi-Fi

Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh explains how the TR-398 standard allows the quality of Wi-Fi to be measured for the first time and what this means for carriers and consumers.

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Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Guo Ping: Bringing you 5G safer, faster, smarter

Guo Ping, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman, calls for international collaboration on industry standards and appeals to governments across the world to listen to cyber security experts.

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Digicom: Building smart cities with smart connections

Italy’s Digicom has grown into a major player in the smart IoT arena and has recently developed the world’s smallest NB-IoT parking sensor – PAC. Find out how the company is using Huawei’s OceanConnect to harvest value from PAC-generated big data as part of its smart city strategy.

Three UK: From building capacity to sci-fi

Three UK has earmarked a minimum of £2 billion for its 5G launch and is aiming to be one of the first UK operators to launch the technology next year. Currently, the mobile operator is performing various tests to make its ambitious plans a reality. Three UK CEO Dave Dyson explains how the operator has been planning for many years and is well positioned to take the lead in the 5G arena.

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5G Inspiring the Future: Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World

The 9th Global Mobile Broadband Forum themed "5G Inspiring the Future" kicked off in London on the November 20, 2018, gathering more than 2,200 leaders and analysts from mobile telecom operators, vertical industries, and standards organizations around the world. At the event, Huawei's Rotating Chairman, Ken Hu, pointed out, "5G will start a technology revolution. It will bring new power to all ICT technologies, and trigger sweeping changes in business. There will be new opportunities the likes of which we've never seen."

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Powering up Macau with smart grids

Macau enjoys a rich 450 years of history and remains a popular tourist destination. Today, its power industry continues to make an outstanding contribution to the city’s prosperity and will form a key aspect of its transition into a smart city.

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How Orange Morocco is winning with wireless

Orange Morocco is making some serious plays in Morocco’s mobile broadband (MBB) market by focusing on innovation to realize its strategic connectivity targets of speed, expansion, and empowerment, with wireless technology playing a key role.

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Making call waiting profitable with video

Video can breathe new life into the gradually declining color ring back tone service, especially when integrated into an industry business model. China Mobile Yunnan and Huawei recently did just that with a new video CRBT service, offering promotional short videos during the “golden 15-second” call waiting interval when users are hyper-focused.

Why natural language processing is AI’s jewel in the crown

Liu Qun, Chief Scientist of Speech and Language Computing at Huawei's Noah's Ark Lab, believes that as humanity enters the intelligent era, smart devices and data volume will rise at unprecedented speeds, as will the demand for human-computer interaction through speech and language. Significant cutting-edge research and technological innovations will emerge from the fields of speech and natural language processing.

Wireless Fiber does the talking for Dialog Axiata in Sri Lanka

Dialog Axiata’s CTO Pradeep de Almeida explains how WTTx has revolutionized home broadband subscriptions in Sri Lanka and boosted the operator’s market share.

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True intelligence: Making the complex simple

Artificial intelligence is a very broad discipline. For many, the main association AI triggers is robots, but it also covers a range of areas. These include machine learning, speech recognition, image recognition, human-machine interaction, brain-computer interfaces, data modeling, and big data analytics.

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Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World

Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu announced Huawei’s AI strategy and its full-stack, all-scenario AI portfolio in his keynote speech at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018. Find out the details.

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Turkcell on the secret of its remarkable growth

Turkcell’s successful approach to digital transformation has consolidated its leading position as a converged operator. Find out how it has achieved its success.

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Creating the intelligent future

The value of the global AI market will reach US$380 billion by 2025 and 90% percent of this will be generated by the enterprise market. Where does our AI portfolio come in to meet the burgeoning need?

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Sanlian Hope: Powering smart manufacturing with AI

Sanlian Hope believes that AI technology, powered by Huawei Cloud, will accelerate the company’s shift to smart manufacturing.

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AI is learning. Are we?

Hang Ten Systems CEO Vishal Sikka looks at the current state of AI and what we need to do to make it flourish - including addressing the lack of AI experts.

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Why you need to be thinking about the DevOps-AI mix

DevOps is poised to become a greater catalyst for speed in the field of systems development. CTO and co-founder of DORA Jez Humble shares his thoughts on industry developments.

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How big data and AI will transform Shenzhen Airport

When flights are delayed at Shenzhen Airport, more than 8,000 passengers can be stuck waiting at the same time. So how did the airport respond?

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Yunlu Technology: Making construction safe with AI

To ensure construction safety, Wang Changxin,Yunlu Technology CEO explains how Yunlu analyzes data to discover potential construction problems and minimize quality and safety incidents.

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Activating Intelligence Smart cities and smart agriculture

We take a look at some of the cases in focus at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 and how they're contributing to a fully connected, intelligent world.

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El Corte Inglés S.A.: Rejuvenating a 100-year-old retail giant with technology

The fourth largest department store group in the world explains how it's using technology to reinvent its retail operations to remain competitive in the digital age.

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Telenor: Connecting customers to what matters most

The Norwegian telco Telenor Group runs five business units in Asia. Senior Vice President Kim Krogh Andersen explain how the group makes good on its mission, the core of which is personalized connectivity.

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Let’s Activate Intelligence

At the end of 2017, Huawei redefined its vision and mission as “Bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world”. Find out more.

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Rising High from Cloud to AI

Huawei Rotating Chairman Ken Hu discusses how cloud and AI are reshaping the world. He touches on a diverse range of topics, including agriculture, traffic congestion, and copyright piracy, to show that, “At Huawei, we believe that the true value of AI lies in its practical application.”

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iFlytek: The voice of AI

iFlytek believes that natural language processing and cognitive intelligence are the keys to AI reaching human levels of intelligence. What are the strategies, partnerships, and solutions that are helping the company take AI tech to the next level?

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MGI: The power of AI and genetic sequencing

Dr. Jiang Hui is chief operating officer of MGI and vice president of BGI Research. She explained to us how gene sequencing technology can help solve practical issues in precision medicine, describing how innovations in digital technology – such as AI, 5G, and cloud computing – can help transform the medical industry.

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Building a Fully Connected, Intelligent World

In his keynote speech at Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2018, Rotating Chairman Eric Xu described Huawei’s performance in 2017, expanded on Huawei’s new vision and mission, and summarized Huawei’s strategies.

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A slice of 5G with GSA

Joe Barrett, President of the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), sat down with us to discuss the technical side of 5G, the latest industry trends, and some of the benefits we can expect to see. Find out what he had to say.

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AI and the new wave of Enterprise Intelligence

Zheng Yelai, President of Huawei Cloud BU, describes the role AI is playing in the wave of digitalization that’s redefining every industry vertical and outlines Huawei’s vision of Enterprise Intelligence.

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How 3 stars are making life better around the world

Mobile Broadband will double the demand for macro sites in the next five years. Enter PoleStar, TubeStar, and RuralStar – a trio of wireless connectivity solutions to connect the unconnected. Find out how.

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How ICT can empower people and reduce inequality

ICT is making the world a more equal place. We look at 3 cases in 3 emerging markets where this is happening now, including gender empowerment in Bangladesh (featured in the video).

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CMB creates value that Internet finance companies cannot match

Through joint innovation with Huawei, China Merchants Bank aims to build cutting-edge distributed database products that give a competitive edge for banking services, drive digital transformation, and help it become a fintech enterprise. Here's how.

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ICBC (Asia) makes cross-border banking easy

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) started its cross-border renminbi business in 2013 and has since achieved double-digit growth in its business. How has it made such impressive progress?

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Dunhuang: On the Silk Road with smart tourism and big data

Unlike other smart cities that focus on urban governance and services, smart tourism lies at the heart of Dunhuang's smart city model.

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Swisscom: Quick off the blocks with 5G

With MVNOs and OTT companies leveling the ICT playing field, telcos need to strategize to stay competitive now and in the future. Swisscom shows how.

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Shop till you drop: Retail goes omni-channel

E-commerce is no longer enough for retailers. They must embrace a new omni-channel approach that marries the virtual, physical, and social. What are the best strategies and technologies to do so?

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Cape Verde Goes Digital

Comprising 10 volcanic islands and a coastline of 965 kilometers, Cape Verde has historically suffered from poor industry and agriculture and unevenly distributed healthcare and education resources. Find out how ICT is helping the nation overcome these barriers.

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At the edge with 5G

The industry is abuzz with 5G, and for good reason ─ everyone will benefit and Huawei is ready with its E2E solutions. GSMA’s CTO Alex Sinclair shares his views on this game-changing, next-gen technology and one key factor he believes necessary for a thriving 5G ecosystem.

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Making sense of big data

Big data may be a big deal, but it needs to produce actionable insights to have true value. But, not every enterprise knows how to use its data effectively. Big data expert Dr. Craig Brown reveals the way forward.

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SAIL the Atlantic with CAMTEL

David Nkoto Emane, General Manager of Cameroon Telecom (CAMTEL), believes that the scheme’s main challenges can be overcome with the right mindset, strategies, and technologies.

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SkyRail: BYD's silver bullet for urban congestion

Traffic jams and long commutes aren’t new ─ but SkyRail is. BYD’s Chairman and President Wang Chuanfu reveals where the company is at with one of its “Four Green Dreams ”and how the company has made a strong start in the transportation space.

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P&G: Making the ordinary extraordinary with mobile

A toothbrush that tells you you're brushing all wrong? The consumer goods giant P&G is using IoT to do exciting new things with its products

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UHD: What’s in it for telcos?

UHD Forum helps operators find the right path to 4K riches. The journey isn't easy, but it can be worth it with the right strategies.

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AI: The reality and the hype

In the past, overhyping artificial intelligence has led to two AI winters. Edinburgh University's Professor Jon Oberlander gives his view on where we're at now.

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5G is here

At MWC 2018, Huawei unveiled the first 3GPP-standard chip, making it the first vendor to have E2E 5G capabilities. 5G is now.

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Changing the Face of Industry with Connectivity

GE and Huawei have teamed up to help manufacturers cut downtime with a predictive maintenance solution based on industrial cloud. The partners are now looking to drive IoT, 5G, and the Industrial Internet forward to help companies capitalize on digital tech.

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Winning the digital transformation race requires new business strategies

Huawei Chief Strategy Marketing Officer William Xu gives his views on the strategies and technologies needed to stay ahead with digital transformation - and data is at the heart

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NTT DOCOMO takes a co-creation approach to 5G

First movers and fast responders in the market forge the right partnerships. NTT DOCOMO is no exception.

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5G: Moving closer to reality

5G is marching over the horizon - hear what the experts had to say at the latest MBB Forum

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T-Mobile Czech Republic: Fixed on success with wireless

A wireless solution in fixed form is helping T-Mobile Czech Republic plug FTTH connectivity gaps. Find out more.

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SAP: Making digital transformation simple, agile, and powerful

Find out why more businesses are turning to SAP to predict trends and keep ahead in today's competitive landscape

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On the money in Bangladesh with bKash

What's the solution for financial services when only 15% of the population has access to banking services?

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CEB:Downsizing IT upsizes profits for banks

Bigger isn't always better when it comes to banking. See how downsizing IT can yield big rewards.

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Shaping urban perfection in Guangzhou with government cloud

Cloud is central to helping governments break down silos. Check out how China's largest government cloud is making life better for local residents.