Huawei Convenes Industry Leaders to Discuss Broadband as Driving Force for Economic and Social Development

Date

25 Feb 2013

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InfoSociety
Innovation & Enterprise
Broader Way Forum at MWC 2013 is a platform for tri-sector dialogue on the future of broadband

Press release

Barcelona, Spain, 25 February, 2013:  Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, will host the Broader Way Forum on February 25th during Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Ryan Ding, CEO of Huawei Carrier Network Business Group, and Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), will give keynote speeches at the event and share their thoughts and insights on how broadband drives the digital society.

 

In just a few short years, the digital revolution has dramatically changed the way we connect with family and friends, the way we work, and the way we inform and entertain ourselves. In our rapidly emerging digital society virtually every institution is being transformed, from science to health care to education and beyond. Efficient broadband infrastructure is critical in order for this transformation process to be successful.

 

Yu Quan, CSO of Huawei wireless network business unit, who will participate as a panelist at the forum said, “Huawei’s Broader Way Forum events are an opportunity to meet with our industry peers to discuss the critical infrastructure that is broadband, particularly the opportunities to grow our global digital society as well as the risks to our economies if we do not take appropriate action.”

 

Specific topics to be explored will include the social and economic benefits of the digital society and of broadband penetration; the role of government to maximize the impact of broadband and the digital society; the benefits to industry and the investments required by both public and private institutions to sustain and reap the rewards of the broadband digital society revolution.

 

Launched at MWC 2012, Huawei’s Broader Way Forum is a series of events that take place around the world, bringing together influential ICT stakeholders from the public and private sector, including industry experts, academics, operators, Internet service providers, government officials and media, in order to encourage dialogue and concrete actions to promote broadband innovation as an enabler of social and economic development around the world.

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About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.

 

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