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Huawei Hosts its First Global Power Industry ICT Summit in Chengdu, China

Nov 20, 2013

Showcasing customized next-generation ICT solutions for power companies

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Chengdu, China, November 20, 2013 - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, hosted its first Global Power Industry ICT Summit in Chengdu, China. Themed, "Innovative ICT Infrastructure for Smart Grids", the event provided a platform for over 200 power companies, research institutions and 400 power industry experts from different parts of the world to take part in in-depth discussions with Huawei. Talks centered around the construction and implementation of agile and efficient ICT solutions that can help power companies achieve intelligent operations and improve overall productivity.

"With the development of smart grids, the power industry is entering a new era, where new opportunities have emerged with the evolution of ICT. Through innovative ICT solutions like cloud-based big data platform, smart backbone network and mobile collaboration platform, power companies will be able to significantly enhance operational efficiency," said Mr. Dabing He, President of the Global Solution Sales Department, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, at the opening ceremony of the event.

Photo Caption: Mr. Dabing He, President of the Global Solution Sales Department, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, spoke at the opening ceremony of the event

During the keynote session of the Summit, Mr. Wing Kin Leung, Chief Technology Officer, Solution Sales Department, Huawei Enterprise Business Group indicated that a line-up of new technologies in ICT, such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), big data, mobility, and social networking, have brought about robust synergies into power grid innovations. Power companies should leverage the latest ICT technologies and best practices to address the challenges faced by the power industry and improve grid efficiency. Leveraging advanced ICT technologies, Huawei is committed to building reliable smart grids, helping to enhance operational efficiency in power companies around the world.

Huawei has in-depth experience in helping its customers in the power industry leverage advanced ICT technologies to help address business needs. For example, Huawei has successfully applied 4G LTE technology in automated power distribution networks, helping power companies address communications needs of power distribution terminals that have limited optical coverage and improve the success rate of meter recordings. In addition, by implementing a series of technologies, including the automatically switched optical network (ASON) multi-failure tolerance technology, time-division multiplexing (TDM) and IP convergence, as well as ultra-long-distance trunking-free transmission technologies, Huawei has helped power companies improve overall reliability and return on investment (ROI) of ICT systems.

In addition, Huawei has helped power companies apply Internet of Things technologies by firstly launching routing and switching converged solutions that provide effective access of power devices into the Internet of Things by enabling high-speed two-way connections among smart meters, sensors, controllers and other power systems.

During the event, Huawei showcased an array of next-generation ICT solutions customized for the power industry. These included Huawei’s power distribution automation communications solution, power transmission and transformation communications solutions, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution, agile data center solution and collaborative office solution (a reliable power transmission and transformation status detection system), as well as an efficient power consumption data collection system.

Photo Caption: Customers learned about Huawei’s ICT solutions customized for the power industry at the event

Huawei has been dedicated to serving the power industry and pioneering ICT technology innovations in the sector for over two decades. To date, Huawei’s ICT solutions have been widely deployed by over 160 power companies worldwide. In 2012, Huawei exclusively helped the State Grid Corporate of China build a national communications data network. Its servers, storage devices, virtualization software, video and telephone conference systems have been applied by power companies across China. In the global market, 10 out of the top 20 power companies in the world have chosen Huawei as their ICT solutions provider with Huawei's products and solutions deployed by power companies in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and other countries.

Moving forward, Huawei will remain committed to customer-centric innovation in the power industry, providing power companies with reliable and efficient ICT systems for smart grid development through open collaboration with industry partners.