Huawei held the first Southeast Asia IP Club Carnival in Bangkok, Thailand. The two-day event, with the theme “Rethink IP, Building the Engine for Digital Transformation,” brought together approximately 400 IP Club members, industrial and academic experts, and IP technical professionals from Thailand, Hong Kong, India, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Vietnam. These tech-savvy participants explored how to leverage innovative IP technologies in an effort to promote industrial upgrading and accelerate digital transformation across industries in Southeast Asia. At this event, Huawei spokespersons also elaborated on the IP Club membership benefits for the Southeast Asia region for the first time. This move marked another milestone to build IP Club into a professional, open, trustworthy, and respectful IP technology communication platform.
Insights from Key Opinion Leaders into IP Industry Development
At the IP Club carnival, Rohit Mehra, IDC’s Vice President of Network Infrastructure, shared his insights into how the rise of emerging technologies such as AI, big data, and cloud created both opportunities and challenges for network construction. Mr. Mehra stated that the network is central to the secure, scalable, and efficient use of emerging applications, and that network transformation is urgent because traditional networks no longer keep pace with digital transformation. He also predicted that future intelligent networks would continue to evolve towards autonomous, self-driven automated ones.
Michael MacDonald, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Consultant at Huawei Southeast Asia, also revealed his outlook on how the IP industry would progress under the tidal wave of digital transformation. In addition, he shared Huawei’s latest research and leading practices in the IP technology field. According to Mr. MacDonald, Huawei plays a pivotal role in industry fields such as Wi-Fi 6, AI Fabric, and SRv6, achieves market leadership, and makes outstanding contributions to the industry due to continuous innovation and R&D investment. Looking ahead to the future, he predicted Huawei would continue to increase R&D investment and provide leading intelligent IP network solutions in order to build a next-generation intelligent connectivity base for the upcoming intelligent society.
Debut of Differentiated Innovative Products
Huawei has more than 20 years of expertise in the IP technology field and is dedicated to offering differentiated innovative products for customers worldwide. With customer needs in mind, Huawei continues to apply the latest digital technologies such as 5G, cloud, and AI to the IP technology sector. At this event, Huawei proved its overall IP strength once again by showcasing the latest flagship IP products – AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 and CloudEngine switches.
AirEngine Wi-Fi 6, powered by Huawei 5G, stands out from the competition with its industry-unique 5G smart antenna technology and intelligent application acceleration technology. These innovations increase the Wi-Fi coverage area by 50% while reducing the Wi-Fi network latency to 10 ms. With Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6, enterprises can build a leading, premium Wi-Fi network that provides high-performance connections, delivers ultimate experiences, and enables new business.
Dr. Osama Aboul-Magd, Chair of the IEEE 802.11ax (the sixth generation of Wi-Fi) task group, shared the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard evolution trends and Huawei’s contribution to the Wi-Fi 6 standardization. He said: “Huawei has submitted 240 new proposals during 802.11ax standard development, accounting for 15% and ranking number one across all vendors”.
Dr. Li Xing, Vice President of the Campus Network Domain, Huawei’s Data Communications Product Line, then released the industry’s first commercial Wi-Fi 6 – P7060DN. He commented: “Huawei leads the industry in commercial Wi-Fi 6 products verified by Tolly Group, an international authoritative test organization. According to Tolly, Huawei’s commercial Wi-Fi 6 products achieved the highest performance among those tested.”
Built on Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), Huawei CloudEngine switches deliver the fastest forwarding performance in the industry, helping construct an AI Fabric data center network for the AI era. These purpose-built innovative switches enable intelligent, lossless data switching, facilitate three-network convergence (namely, computing, storage, and data networks), and reduce TCO by 53%. King Tsui, Chief Engineer Officer of the Data Communication Marketing & Technical Sales Department, Huawei Enterprise BG, said: “Huawei CloudEngine switches come with embedded AI chips and use innovative iLossless AI algorithms to truly achieve a network that ensures zero packet loss and unleashes 100% AI computing power.”
In the future, Huawei’s IP Domain will deliver more technologies and resources to better serve the Southeast Asia market. Through close collaboration, Huawei and its partners will provide more intelligent connections for enterprise customers. In addition, Huawei will continue to use the Digital Platform to integrate new ICT, helping customers to succeed in digital transformation and march towards a fully connected, intelligent world.