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Huawei committed to bridging the digital divide

Anuradha Shukla | May 28, 2013
Announces this commitment in its fifth annual sustainability report.

Huawei has announced its commitment to bridging the digital divide in its fifth annual sustainability report.

The global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider aims to support stable and secure network operations, promote environmental protection, and seek win-win development.

The company made continuous efforts to this goal in 2012 and developed innovations to connect more people in a more efficient manner. Last year, it gave the world its first 2T Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) prototype with capacities reaching 56 Tbps.

Huawei claims up to two billion people can communicate simultaneously through just one pair of fibres with this prototype. It also facilitates economic transformation in different regions by nurturing ICT talent and the application of ICT technologies.

"We continuously nurture ICT talent and transfer knowledge," said Deng Biao, the chairman of Huawei's Corporate Sustainable Development Committee. "Through industry-leading ICT solutions, we enable people with different needs in different regions and industries to utilise information and communications technologies, thereby improving economic conditions, production efficiency, and quality of life."

Best-in-class 100G networks

Huawei deployed best-in-class 100G networks for more than 40 customers in over 30 countries and regions in 2012.

These 100G networks deployed in countries including Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia Pacific connect people at high speeds, and improve the way they communicate with one another.

The latest Sustainability Report describes Huawei's Telecom Seeds for the Future Program which offers first-hand learning opportunities through interactions with Huawei staff and visits to Huawei laboratories.

Huawei is also committed to supporting stable and secure network operations and promoting environment protection.

"Sustainable development and the green economy will provide an increasing number of opportunities," said Sun Yafang, the chairwoman of Huawei. "We must seize these opportunities to build a better connected world, enrich life, improve efficiency, and contribute to society."


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