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Huawei and Dronetech Elevate Partnership to Facilitate Sustainable Farming in Austria

Huawei and Dronetech, Austria’s largest drone service provider, announced today new applications resulting from their collaboration in 5G smart farming.

At the Nussböckgut vineyard, a centuries-old estate in Upper Austria that was first mentioned in a document in 1323, the two companies provided an update on their pioneer project that started last year, and introduced how their 5G and IoT technologies can advance sustainability in agriculture. The two companies also hosted a panel made up of digitalization and agriculture experts discussing how technology innovation, and 5G particularly, can promote sustainable farming amid rising global concerns for food security.

Huawei and Dronetech cooperate on 5G-based drone solutions

The two companies announced that their collaboration is entering the second phase called “Digital Sky”. Huawei will provide cloud computing services on top of 5G, which will serve as the foundation for real-time artificial intelligence (AI) analysis. Meanwhile, equipped with high-resolution cameras and sensors, Dronetech’s drones will survey the land and objects, to capture images and data that will be processed by AI, and provide actionable findings to the users instantly.

The technology helps farmers detect small insects, monitor crop status and predict harvests, allowing them to optimize the use of water, chemicals and pesticides precisely, and with minimum waste.

In the second phase, the project also plans to develop a shared economy approach for drone services. Users from different sectors, including farmers, municipalities, corporates or individuals could rent the drones and their AI solutions for a wide range of applications, such as inspection of solar panels, traffic management, or power lines wear-out detection.

“The project of Huawei and Dronetech with drone use in asparagus and winegrowing is the first in Austria and here we want to analyse plant growth with real-time image recognition. By doing so, we want to improve the harvest, the output and the quality of the products,” explains Andreas Reichhardt, Director-General of Directorate-General VI – Telecommunications, Postal Services and Mining at the Austrian Ministry of Finance. “We want to use the opportunities of the digital transformation, for this we need an optimal infrastructure, here the focus is in the area of 5G.”

The biggest challenge for introducing 5G-enabled drones to agriculture is network coverage. Currently, 5G networks are primarily designed for end-user who are mostly at ground level or indoors. High-quality coverage for drones, which routinely fly 50 meters above ground, still needs to be developed.

Erich Manzer, Deputy CEO of Huawei Austria, said: “5G was developed for three key application areas: For high bandwidth, low latency and to connect millions of devices. Using drones in combination with AI and 5G can solve many resource-intensive operations such as maintenance or area monitoring.”

David Hopf, CEO of Dronetech, noted: “AI-powered drones are important enablers for the sustainable future of agriculture. Partnered with Huawei, we developed a solution that can not only massively reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers, but also enhance farming efficiency and cut labor costs. This helps our food supply chains to be more sustainable.”

Accelerating The Digital Economy Must Be A Collective Effort 

Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia) participated in the Malaysia China Digital Economy Forum that took place in Kuala Lumpur today. The forum, which aims to promote mutual technology development and cooperation to drive the future of the digital economy ecosystem between Malaysia and China, saw the participation of government bodies, industry leaders, technology experts, academia and businesses to explore digital transformation and cooperation between Malaysia and China.

With the theme, “Bridging the Malaysia-China Digital Economy Ecosystems”, the forum explored insightful topics with speakers from the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Fusionex, TusStar and many others.

Huawei Malaysia was represented by Huawei APAC Industry Ecosystem Engagements Director Mr Konesh Kochhal (PIC) who spoke on the topic, “Unlocking the Growth Potential with Digital First Economy Approach in Malaysia”.

Konesh said: “Accelerating Digital Economy requires all core stakeholders: Consumers, business and governments to think digital-first for developing new products, services or business models. A resulting Digital First Economy will ensure continued investments, synergized outcomes and sustainable digitalization progress”

The event saw speeches delivered by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the People’s Republic of China cum Chairman of Malaysia-China Business Council Dato Sri Tiong King Sing, Deputy Minister of Higher Education Dato’ Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China H.E. Ouyang Yujing and other dignitaries.

Huawei Malaysia CEO Mr Michael Yuan, who is also the Vice President of the China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia, was also present at the event.

The forum also hosted an exhibition which involved Huawei Malaysia, alongside other companies, showcasing the latest technologies, products, and services as well as business models that highlighted the advanced digital transformative tools from China.

The Malaysia-China Digital Economy Forum 2022 is organised by the Malaysia-China Business (MCBC) and seeks to create a platform for accelerating digital adoption by encouraging mutual technology and talent exchanges, joint development of cybersecurity and data protection, and mutual development of digital ecosystems between Malaysia and China. The forum hopes to be the bridge that opens dialogue between the public and private sectors in Malaysia and China by pushing high-quality digital economy development. It also strives to foster innovative and immersive ecosystems in the two countries to deepen technological cooperation and joint partnerships to elevate both countries as the new engine of growth in the thriving digital era.

ZTE embarks on Campus Recruitment 2023

As of June 30, 2022, ZTE had filed more than 85,000 global patent applications, with over 43,000 patents granted worldwide.

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, today has kicked off its campaign on ZTE Campus Recruitment 2023, which covers a total of more than 5,000 positions in R&D, marketing, supply chain, and operation support, for fresh graduates around the world.

According to the company, talent is one of the three cornerstones of ZTE and a key driving force for enterprise development. To ride the trend of digital economy, ZTE invites innovative and courageous Gen Z to join the journey toward a brilliant future of science and technology.

Innovation and Collaboration with Industries for Shared Success in Digital Economy
ZTE is always committed to achieving high-quality growth through efficient, open, and transparent collaboration with the telecoms industry, verticals, and community. By participating in the co-building of a digital and intelligent ecosystem, ZTE strives to accelerate the transformation and upgrading of the whole society. As a key contributor to global 5G standards, the company constantly innovates in underlying technologies to enhance core competence and promote win-win development.

According to its interim report, ZTE achieves double-digit gains in revenue and profit in H1 2022. While consolidating its 1st curve business, the company rapidly expanded business in the 2nd curve, such as server and storage products, automotive electronics, and digital energy. The remarkable progress is evidenced by the nearly 40% year-on-year revenue increase in its 2nd curve business.

Based on large investment in R&D and continuous technological accumulation, ZTE ranks high on the list of global patent portfolios. As of June 30, 2022, ZTE had filed more than 85,000 global patent applications, with over 43,000 patents granted worldwide. According to the report released in November 2021 by IPLytics, an internationally renowned patent data company, ZTE ranks global top 4 for sustainable leadership in 5G declared Standard-Essential Patents to ETSI.

As the digital economy develops, industrial collaboration for shared success in the ecosystem has become an inevitable trend, which creates a huge demand for talent in digital intelligence. Following the principle of high standard, high quality, and high level in the 2023 campus recruitment, ZTE aims to attract innovative talent to maintain the development momentum of talent teams, thereby consolidating the foundation for the company’s development.

Multidimensional Growth for Talent to Create a Better Future 
Since its establishment, ZTE has taken talent as one of its cornerstones and adhered to the core values of “respecting each other, endeavoring with creativity”. The company has been committed to creating a productive and transparent work environment as well as an open and inclusive corporate culture, to improve the work experiences of employees. ZTE also strives to provide clear channels and various opportunities for career growth, unleashing employees’ potential and creating value on the international stage. In addition, the company provides systematic and multi-dimensional training, attractive salaries, benefits, incentives, and challenging platforms to achieve a win-win for the company and employees.

To give full play to employees’ potential, ZTE provides a matrix of career development paths, including seven position levels and three tracks (management track, professional track, and project track), and designates mentors for new employees to help them adapt to the work environment from three respects: cultural inheritance, work guidance, and emotional support. Such efforts enable employees to quickly fit into the company and identify the most suitable development path for themselves. In addition, ZTE has been continuously improving the employee welfare system and paying high attention to the all-round development of employees.

Regarding employee growth, ZTE keeps working for a better capability building platform and a learning and development community with the collaboration of all parties. Moreover, ZTE enhances the targeted training of employees, explores new models for comprehensive and strategic talent development, and tailors a talent development system.

In terms of employee motivation, ZTE has not only provided performance-based bonuses, but also developed different long-term incentive programs for key talent in the company’s different development stages. In this way, all efforts of the employees can be recognized and rewarded.

To offer better opportunities for the development and promotion of outstanding talent, ZTE launched the “Blue Sword Program” in 2014. It is designed to cultivate future leaders by selecting and developing top tech talent. Each Blue Sword member will have a professional mentor and go through systematic training. Mentors will provide guidance for them in terms of daily work, professional direction, and career development.

With a growing demand for talent in digital intelligence, ZTE not only provides abundant and diversified positions, but also continuously steps up efforts in talent development. By allocating exclusive resources for fresh graduates, improving career development paths, and building tailored training systems, ZTE strives to create a healthy talent development ecosystem, facilitate high-quality employment of fresh graduates, and support the talent in creating a better future.

Over the past 37 years, ZTE has been committed to building a leading high-tech talent team with strong innovation capability to support the sustainable development of the company and society. Opening a new chapter in 2022, ZTE is looking forward to creating a digital and intelligent ecosystem.

Huawei, Thailand SWU Launch Global Educational Demo Site

Huawei, in partnership with Srinakharinwirot University (SWU), launched its first Global Educational Demo Site in Thailand on Wednesday during Huawei Connect 2022 in Bangkok.

This collaborative initiative aims to enhance SWU’s positioning as an educational leader and an “Innovative University.” It has built a digital transformation benchmark for universities in Thailand and the region.

Located at the Prasarnmit campus of Srinakharinwirot University, the newly opened digital demo site showcases SWU’s successful experience in smart education transformation, using Huawei’s campus network solution that provides Wi-Fi 6 technology, full campus coverage, wireless access and free mobility “anytime, anywhere”, with secure, efficient and energy- saving data centers, storage and Cloud.

Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., will invest high-quality resources to ensure stable operations of the demo site that will serve as a benchmark to assist the digital transformation of other universities.

The demo site, which includes a meeting room, data center, O&M center and a smart classroom, will target high-level education institutions not only in Thailand, but also in the Asia-Pacific region. Education experts, university professors and government agents could enjoy on-site visits, service demonstrations, and business peer exchanges at the demo site.

Collaboration between Huawei Thailand and SWU started in May 2018, with a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to upgrade the university’s ICT infrastructure to support the use of educational applications on its two learning centers – Prasarnmit and Ongkharak. Now completed and fully operational, the Huawei Cloud Campus Network and iMaster NCE Campus solutions enable SWU’s students and professors to enjoy full Wi-Fi coverage anytime, anywhere within the university’s two campuses, as well as use the latest digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data.

Mr. Vincent Liu, President of Huawei’s Global Enterprise Network Marketing & Solutions Sales Department said: “Huawei’s Intelligent Multi-Service Network Solution for Higher Education is a great fit to build a future-proof education and research network for Srinakharinwirot University (SWU). This new network fully meets the complex network requirements of SWU by offering campus-wide network connectivity, multi-network convergence, and high-speed interconnection. The resulting benefits include efficient data sharing, service visualization, and efficient event control, ultimately providing high-quality data services for teachers and students.”

“We are delighted to expand our cooperation with Srinakharinwirot University, which demonstrates its vision to continue being a role model in the digital transformation of universities in Thailand and the region,” said Mr. Aaron Wang, Vice President of Huawei APAC Enterprise Business Group, “Together with SWU, we have built a state-of-the-art resource site dedicated to education that will bring win-win results for both parties in the long term.”

“Srinakharinwirot University’s management and academic personnel are extremely happy to welcome Huawei’s Global Demo Site at its Prasarnmit campus,” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Somchai Santiwattanakul, President of Srinakharinwirot University.

“As part of our strategic plan, we made it a priority to develop our ICT infrastructure to become an ‘Innovative University’ and enhance the quality of education. Our collaboration with Huawei now enables our students and professors to enjoy the latest digital technologies and benefit from new teaching methods for a cutting-edge educational experience. I would like to thank Huawei Thailand for this great opportunity that will enable SWU to enhance its reputation as an innovative university and a leader in the field of education,” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Somchai.

Huawei aims to help accelerate the digital journey of education by accompanying institutions of higher learning through innovative methodologies and resources that will ensure the deep integration of teaching and technology. The digital upgrade of the education industry will be instrumental in the development of diversified talent for a prosperous digital ecosystem in Thailand and the region.

The announcement was made during Huawei Connect 2022, the global tech leader’s annual flagship event, that was held from September 19-21 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok. Themed “Unleash Digital”, this year’s Huawei Connect brought together more than 8,000 speakers and experts from the ICT industry to explore how the trending digital technologies like cloud, AI, and 5G can be practically applied in different industry scenarios to fully unleash their value.

Thailand-U.S. Partnership on Smart Cities

Thailand’s Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) has received technical assistance from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to enhance the information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure along with the development of smart city initiatives in Phuket.

“Working closely with DEPA, Phuket has been proactive in adopting purposeful technological solutions to improve the well-being and economic viability of its citizens and visitors. Thanks to the strong support of both USTDA and the Phuket Provincial Government, we are confident that this technical assistance will lead to a long-term citizen-centric digital transformation and strengthen ties among all parties involved,” says Dr Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, DEPA President and Chief Executive Officer.

The USTDA is happy to cooperate with DEPA and the Phuket Provincial Government to achieve their goals as Thailand has an ambitious smart cities agenda, according to Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA Director.

He added that by assisting Phuket in the deployment of these innovative and cutting-edge solutions, they will have a good influence on the lives of Thais and the millions of international tourists that visit each year. Their work will also assist to generate chances for U.S. companies to provide the types of technologies and services that Phuket needs.

Moreover, the USTDA assistance, according to the US Embassy in Thailand, will help develop technical requirements and a detailed strategy for the development of the Phuket Smart City Data Platform – a tool that leverages data and technological innovations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of city management and citizen services.

The aid will facilitate the modernisation of Phuket’s integrated operations centre and essential ICT infrastructure, including traffic control and emergency communications systems, fibre-optic networks, data servers, cloud migration, cybersecurity, and 5G development.

Gwendolyn J. Cardno, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Bangkok, on the other hand, stated that the project is a great example of how the Thai-U.S. partnership can stimulate a vibrant digital economy and provide direct benefits for Thais while supporting the nation’s efforts to build a greener, smarter, and higher-value tourism sector. She added that with the U.S. as a partner, Thailand will be able to benefit from decades of American invention and thrive in this era of the digital revolution.

Furthermore, Thailand has proclaimed the success of its hosting of the APEC Women and the Economy Forum (WEF) and has vowed to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality alongside other APEC member nations.

Anucha Burapachaisri, Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister and Acting Government Spokesperson, recently revealed Thailand’s accomplishments in hosting the APEC Women and the Economy Forum (WEF).

Thailand and other APEC nations agreed during the summit to encourage networking for inclusive female empowerment, underlining that a friendly and accommodating environment for women to thrive is critical to promoting equitable and sustainable economic growth in the region.

The meeting also emphasised the importance of preventing and eliminating all forms of gender-based violence and discrimination against women and girls, as well as empowering and advancing women and gender equality in the Asia Pacific region by 2040, to achieve an open, dynamic, resilient, and peaceful Asia-Pacific community for the prosperity of all people and future generations.

As host of APEC 2022, Thailand envisions a robust and sustainable economy and society by implementing the Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy model, according to a government spokesperson.

This strategy combines and synergizes three economic methods that leverage technology and innovation to create value, reduce waste, and encourage sustainable enterprises.

Thai authorities have reaffirmed their commitment to fostering female empowerment in all areas to achieve balanced and inclusive digital and socioeconomic as well as environmental progress.