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Huawei relentlessly pushing the pace of innovation

Huawei relentlessly pushing the pace of innovation

Less than a decade after it was founded in 1987, Huawei became one of the leading global players in the telecommunication industry, driving growth by focusing on never-ending innovations. Amidst today’s challenging digital world, Huawei continues to grow because it never stops innovating. Innovation is a core value to which the Huawei is relentlessly committed to drive digital transformations and propose to today’s demanding consumers’ groundbreaking products that offer them compelling experiences. Significant investment in R&D to drive innovation Today’s world is becoming more and more intelligent and technological globalization is continually advancing. Against this backdrop, Huawei’s heavily focuses on innovation and significant investment in R&D. Every year, the company invests 10 per cent of its annual revenue in R&D and this has translated into a rich patent portfolio; the company has also set up 16 independent R&D centers around the globe, spanning North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific to integrate the best intellectual resources from around the world and to develop innovation capabilities globally. In the last 10 years, the company invested 45 billion USD in R&D and ranked number 9 in 2016 Top 10 Global R&D investment. Over 90% of Huawei’s intellectual property are invention patents. Today, Huawei holds around 30,000 patents around the world. Focusing on Consumer Demands and Exploring the Ultimate Innovation It’s the spirit of innovation, which has been driving Huawei it to grow rapidly from a small private Chinese company to a global telecommunication leader. Believing that today’s intelligent world requires more advanced technologies, as well as daring innovations and products, Huawei has focused on product innovations that can be experienced by consumers and usher in new waves of technological development. From chipsets to the EMUI system and most recently, artificial intelligence, the company introduced groundbreaking innovations, this taking consumer experience to another level.   Chipsets: For mobile phones, the processing chips are still the core technology. HUAWEI had a solid foundation to develop its own chips. As early as 1991, the company established the ASIC design center mainly to design chips for HUAWEI’s telecommunication equipment. By 2004, HUAWEI founded HiSilicon, a semiconductor company to start developing 3G chips.  The Kirin 970 is the first in a series of new advances that will bring powerful AI features to Huawei devices and changing the way we interact with our devices. As we look to the future of smartphones, we’re at the threshold of an exciting new era. Huawei is committed to developing smart devices into intelligent devices by building end-to-end capabilities that support coordinated development of chips, devices, and the cloud. The ultimate goal is to provide a significantly better user experience. EMUI: In 2016, Huawei launched the...

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Huawei Ranks 70 on Interbrand’s 2017 Best Global Brands Report

Huawei Ranks 70 on Interbrand’s 2017 Best Global Brands Report

The world’s leading brand consulting firm Interbrand, has announced its 2017 Best Global Brands Report and confirmed Huawei’s move to number 70 –two spots up from its ranking in 2016. Brand valued at approximately USD $6.676 billion; Huawei has grown by 14 percent over the past year. This is the third consecutive year where Huawei has climbed Interbrand’s list, following its debut as the first mainland Chinese brand to be recognized as a Best Global Brand in 2014. Founded in 1974, Interbrand is the world’s largest integrated brand consultancy firm with a customer base encompassing approximately two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies. Its annual ‘Best Brands Ranking’ is highly regarded around the world and is commonly used as an indicator of global brand value. Technology brands continue to dominate Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Reports this year, holding the greatest proportion of the Top 100 rankings. As a technology company committed to excellence in research and development, Huawei’s continued recognition in Interbrand’s rankings is testament to its technological leadership and growing global influence. According to Interbrand, Huawei is accelerating global digital transformations and building a better-connected world by creating enhanced networks. This has contributed to rapid growth of 14 percent in brand value and further highlights the strength of the world-wide company. Huawei’s brand value continues to increase, largely due to steady performance growth and its breakthrough into the consumer electronics market. In the first half of 2017, Huawei’s smartphone shipments rose to 70.01 million, delivering a year-on-year increase of 20.6 percent – outperforming the industry average. Huawei’s premium flagship HUAWEI P and HUAWEI Mate smartphone series has become increasingly popular around the world, strengthening its influence in high-end markets. According to industry analysts IDC, shipment volumes of Huawei smartphones made it the largest manufacturer in China and third largest worldwide in Q2 2017. Huawei’s smartphone global market share has also grown to 11.3 percent, up from 9.8 percent over the same period last year – placing the company within 1 percent of Apple. In addition to its range of smartphones, Huawei also introduced a trio of new MateBook PC products, combining stylish and portable design with powerful performance. Since its launch, the new HUAWEI MateBook range has received significant praise and recognition from media and consumers alike. Huawei continues to be recognised by numerous esteemed institutions and included in the world’s most respected brand rankings lists. In the latest Fortune 500, Huawei was placed in the Top 100 list for the first time, leaping from 129 to 83. Moreover, the company was named as the only Chinese brand in Forbes’ most valuable global brands list in 2017....

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Huawei brings together Chinese Entrepreneurs and Top Regional Companies at “The Future of Innovation” panel discussion

Huawei brings together Chinese Entrepreneurs and Top Regional Companies at “The Future of Innovation” panel discussion

Huawei Consumer Business Group hosted “The Future of Innovation” event in Dubai, UAE on 20th September 2017. The event highlighted the key innovations Huawei is driving in the consumer smartphone industry, both globally and regionally, as well as Huawei’s brand ambition to become a global iconic technology brand. The event also saw Huawei bring together innovative minds from China and top regional companies to participate in an open panel discussion focusing on the theme of innovation. ePanda, the Chinese start-up facilitating connections between China and the Middle East, was a key cooperation partner for the event. The engaging panel discussion was attended by thought leaders from some of the region’s top innovative companies, including Souq.com, Etisalat, Sony Music Entertainment Middle East, Lamsa, Digital Media Services (DMS), and The SmartStart Fund. Together with leading Chinese entrepreneurs, the group explored opportunities for innovative Chinese companies to expand their reach into the growing Middle East market. The panel covered two vital topics. The first topic highlighted the changing perception of Chinese products and services in the region, and the eagerness for growing the innovation sector in the Middle East through partnerships with Chinese entities. The second topic focused on digital entertainment, bringing to light the need for innovation in content and the importance of localization of content for the region. Mr. Justin Chen, Managing Director of MENA Consumer Cloud Services, Huawei CBG, said, “China is the world’s leading innovation hub, offering highly intelligent consumer products, created using high-end manufacturing processes. The perception of Chinese products has shifted drastically over the last few years and China is now recognized as offering uniquely innovative and highly customizable goods. We are pleased to be able to bring together Chinese entrepreneurs with like-minded entities in the Middle East, who are a driving force for innovation in the region.” Given the region’s increasing focus on driving innovative technologies, the panel provided an opportunity to highlight the importance of the Middle East as the next global innovation hub, as well as how Chinese entrepreneurs’ learnings and successes can be applied to this region’s burgeoning entrepreneurship space. Prashant (PK) Gulati, Founder of The SmartStart Fund and moderator of the panel commented, “The rise of China and Chinese products in the level of innovation and sophistication is extremely impressive and continues to grow. The interaction of innovation thought leaders from China with their counterparts in the Middle East has been a great learning experience for both, leading to a new era of collaboration. There is a lot for both sides to share and learn from each other and grow together.” Rita Huangzhen, Founder of ePanda, commented, “China and the Middle East have a long history of...

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DWP rewards star cricketer Muhammad Hafeez for his performance in Champions Trophy 2017

DWP rewards star cricketer Muhammad Hafeez for his performance in Champions Trophy 2017

The Champion’s Trophy 2017 was held earlier in June, where Pakistan won the Trophy first time ever after defeating India in final match. As a token of appreciation, Digital World Pakistan (DWP) presented star cricketer Muhammad Hafeez with a 65” LED TV and GREE Air-Conditioner in the account of his efforts in the tournament. The Marketing team of GREE & EcoStar visited Muhammad Hafeez’s place and handed over the prizes. DWP believes that his achievement for Pakistani Cricket team has been remarkable throughout and therefore, he well deserves the prizes given to him. DWP Group had also held a Facebook competition earlier, in which it went out-of-the-way to reward its customers, whereby announcing numerous contests and games on Facebook and Instagram on special occasions, all while appreciating the healthy participation and enjoying the promotion. DWP Group is a leading provider of consumer electronics and technology products, enriched with unmatched services and solutions. It has accumulated great expertise in marketing globally-acclaimed, highly reliable products with cutting-edge technologies created by the world’s best companies and...

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Huawei challenges Apple’s Siri with Mobile AI

Huawei challenges Apple’s Siri with Mobile AI

There was chatter around AI a couple of years ago, triggered by Apple’s voice assistant, Siri. And while voice assistants have retreated into the background, artificial intelligence has kept hold of people’s imaginations and remains a key trend in technology. Early in 2016, Huawei predicted the coming era of AI and proposed the concept of the superphone, implementing a strategy to coordinate AI development in terms of device, cloud and chip. In 2017, Huawei continued their efforts to develop an AI chip, aiming to seize the initiative before its competition. Unsurprisingly, AI development is a priority for many leading organizations and the AI battle is about to commence. According to insider information, Apple is secretly developing an AI chip, which is rumored to be capable of improving its hardware system. Besides boosting the performance of Apple’s consumer level products such as the iPhone and iPad, it will also improve Siri’s capabilities, and will be applied to forward-looking programs like Apple’s autonomous driving system. Besides Apple, another American tech giant, Microsoft, is also expected to get involved in the AI chip, which is likely to bring more uncertainties to the battle. With its brand new mobile AI chip and Mobile AI strategy, Huawei is primed to enter the battlefield, and hopefully become a key player in this domain. The reason behind Huawei’s investment in AI is self-evident. Currently, in domains such as the smartphone, products are homogenized while market competition is getting more and more intense. AI is very much an opportunity for phone makers to survive and thrive, making it a vital battleground. While Apple and Samsung don’t have a clearly defined AI strategy in place, both of them have increased their investment in AI-related R&D activities. The Chinese tech giant Huawei, on the other hand, has announced its own AI chip plan. AI has become a platform for the phone makers to create differentiated value. Driven by the trend, winning AI is winning the future. Apple has always been working to offer highly integrated and smart products, but they are also being criticized for not being innovative enough, which could be a result of the absence of a clearly defined AI strategy. Huawei, quite different from Apple, continually invests in developing its own chips to compete with Qualcomm and Apple. The performance of its mobile chips is no longer a concern as Huawei’s capabilities in research and development are proven. And the upcoming AI chip will be something to look forward...

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