Chinese tech giant Huawei has set itself on the road to environmentally-friendly technologies in a bid to tame climate change at a time internet connections are expanding rapidly.
The firm said it will in the next decade focus on enabling organisations to shift to technological infrastructure that is sustainable and able to communicate with a wide range of other technologies as the world rapidly moves into an era of connectivity between people, companies and devices.
The new strategic plan is dubbed GUIDE, an acronym for Gigabit everywhere, Ultra-automation, Intelligent multi-cloud connection, Differentiated Experience, and Environmental Harmony.
“We are pursuing the GUIDE is Now today as our foundation for the near future in which businesses, homes and individuals are connected all the time, most processes and decisions are automated and consumers increasingly want unique, on-demand, experiences,” noted Peng Song, carrier marketing & solution sales president, when he spoke during the opening of the Mobile World Congress taking place in the Spanish city of Barcelona
GUIDE, Huawei said is in tandem with emerging technologies such as 5G mobile telephony, electric and self-driving vehicles and 360-degree interactive video broadcasts.
Mr Song echoed Intelligent World 2030 report’s forecast that by 2030, the world will boast 1.6 billion fibre broadband subscribers, more than 200 billion connections, all of which will be intelligent.
By expanding into outer space and the ocean, the tech giant add that these next-generation networks will be used to build future cities that “break the boundaries of space”.
The firm said the Guide is Now blueprint defines how the firm will address these opportunities over the next decade; “This includes proposing a shared business vision for the digital world, which integrates service development, operational efficiency, business value, and social contribution; continuously developing innovative technologies to address new business challenges and; planning for markets at different stages of development to help operators find the most suitable path for their own network evolution”.
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