Just as steam engines propelled social and industrial development 100 years ago, ICT has been the engine of progress for the past twenty years, profoundly changing our daily lives. Today, ICT brings new intelligence to and enables further convergence of the digital and physical worlds. Social media, online banking, and e-commerce are just the start. More exciting changes lie ahead as ICT is restructuring traditional industries, and creating a new industrial revolution, driven by mobile Internet. For example, electric motors and automated driving are beginning to redefine the automobile, while wearable technologies and cloud computing allow people to observe and react to their environment in a more intelligent way, beyond the limitations of the human senses.
None of this would be possible without broadband connectivity over fixed and wireless connections. ICT applications are influencing socioeconomic development, while broadband networks are becoming the very foundation of our digital society. According to the latest statistics, digital infrastructure, represented by the broadband Internet, has surpassed railways in economic importance, contributing over 35% to global economic output. Broadband is now a new core competency for any city, state, or country.
However, broadband network development faces a variety of difficulties and challenges, especially in terms of investment models, the cost of construction and collaboration across the value chain. Broadband network development requires country-specific models and collaboration across industries and sectors.
By the end of 2016, the United States, China, EU, Finland, Russia, South Korea, Brazil, India, South Africa, Singapore and other more than 150 countries around the world released a national broadband strategy, in order to promote the sustainable development of national economy. As always, Huawei will continue our efforts in technological innovation and open cooperation, and serve our customers through our leading products and solutions. This will help create a better connected world, constantly enabling social progress, and enriching people's lives.
PPP model to encourage private investment and multi-party collaboration, achieving over 90% of world population coverage by 2020
Basic bandwidths from 25Mbps to provide foundation for national ICT transformation and service innovation
Infrastructure sharing & construction synergy to save deployment costs, ensuring basic broadband tariff less than 5% of monthly income per capita; make broadband affordable for all
Enterprises are going digital, which is good news for operators. However, only optical fiber networks can meet requirements. What's the best strategy for minimizing costs and maximizing returns?
Huawei believes that investment-friendly regulations and policies can facilitate the development of broadband in emerging markets.
FTTH is fast, but new build out is costly. The solution: telco/power company partnerships that use electricity networks to deliver gigabit speeds at lower cost and risk with FTTH.
Zhou Jianjun, VP of Huawei’s Carrier Business Group, talked about how to increase broadband development in emerging markets through effective approaches.