Openness, Collaboration, and Shared Success

Over the past few years, we have seen two clear shifts in global industry.

First, many governments around the world are more actively building up domestic industry, taking a more proactive role in the development of industry standards, specifications, and industry roadmaps. In some regions and domains, these efforts are tied to broader de-globalization trends.

Second, there have been a number of research breakthroughs in – and broader application of – advanced technologies like broadband, wireless and optical communications, data centers, artificial intelligence (AI), cross-cloud computing, and graph computation. The scope of ICT services has expanded from human-to-human connections to human-to-machine and machine-to-machine connections, laying the foundations for more diverse application scenarios and brand-new user experiences. All of this has served to greatly accelerate the digital and intelligent transformation of industries.

Huawei is actively working with industry and ecosystem partners worldwide, promoting joint innovation between governments, businesses, academia, research institutes, and users to create practical value based on the needs of different industries. We work closely with different countries and industries, and promote cross-domain and cross-technology collaboration in various forms, in order to tackle real-world problems that different industries face. Together with our partners, we are cultivating an ecosystem that is conducive to healthy and coordinated cross-sector development, driving the digital economy forward, accelerating digital transformation, and helping to speed up the arrival of an intelligent world. The following are the types of industries we work with and the efforts we aim to promote.

  • Standards-centric industries, including industries like mobile networks, fixed networks, core networks, digital power, and other infrastructure-related domains. For industries like these, we need to drive industry consensus and promote unified global standards and interconnectivity.
  • Ecosystem-centric industries, including those like cloud services, computing, vehicle-mounted computing, and device operating systems. For these industries, based on a core set of products and platforms, we need to expand the pool of potential partners and developers through open collaboration (e.g., open source initiatives), and continuously optimize application enablement, talent development, and value distribution.
  • Hybrid industries are those that rely on both standards and ecosystems, such as digital devices. For industries like this, we need to both promote common standards and develop broader ecosystems.

Key Progress and Industry Contributions

As of the end of 2022, Huawei is an active member of approximately 800 standards organizations, industry alliances, open source communities, and academic associations. We hold more than 450 key positions within these organizations. We continue to strengthen strategic collaboration with 3GPP, 5G-ACIA, AII, Apache, CCSA, IIC, ETSI, ECC, the Linux Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, the OpenAtom Foundation, TM Forum, NetworldEurope, the National Technical Committee of Auto Standardization, and AUTOSAR. We have also worked to promote more in-depth collaboration and mutual recognition of standards between Chinese and European industry organizations.

We have established industry collaboration platforms together with industry organizations, think tanks, academia, and enterprises from around the world. Through these platforms, we jointly explore central topics related to AI, intelligent driving, digitalization, and audio and video, analyzing industry breakpoints and challenges in order to drive consensus and create cross-sector synergy.

We also continue to cultivate talent essential for digital transformation, enable developers, and work with ecosystem partners to create shared success and social value in domains like Kunpeng, Ascend, Huawei Cloud, HarmonyOS, and intelligent automotive solutions.

GIO Roundtable,Huawei

Over the past five years, Huawei has worked with more than 30 leading industry organizations in different domains via the Global Industry Organizations (GIO) Roundtable, aligned around the vision of “Collaborating for Digital Economy Growth, Building a Better Intelligent World.” Through the GIO platform, we continue to explore core issues relevant to industry digitalization and foster industry consensus.The GIO White Paper on Industry-Specific Ecosystems was updated and released in 2022, which first proposed an ecosystem modeling framework for digital platforms at different stages. This white paper also includes case studies on manufacturing and healthcare. In the future, more insights and case studies on industry-specific digital platforms will be included in this white paper. The pictures above are group photos taken at the 11th GIO Roundtable. This roundtable was held simultaneously in Barcelona (on the left) and Beijing (on the right), bringing together CXOs from 27 different industry organizations.