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The Asia ICT Innovation Forum was held in conjunction with CommunicAsia2016. At the Forum organized by Singapore Exhibition Services and Huawei as the strategic partner, attended by over 500 regional ministerial representatives, internationally renowned economists and global industry thought leaders and professionals, Huawei outlined its roadmap to accelerate ICT transformation to enable more people in Asia Pacific to reap the benefits of ICT and move toward a better connected world.

To achieve technological and economic growth, countries must accelerate their digitization process through open collaboration with stakeholder across the ICT ecosystem. Huawei outlined the need for countries to measure and track their digitization development so as to steer the focus of ICT development roadmaps.

'Today, building a better connected world has become the common aspiration of our entire industry,' said Zhou Jianjun, President of Carrier Business, Huawei Southern Pacific. 'We are committed to the value of ubiquitous broadband, agile innovation and inspired experience, and fully connecting people to people, people to things, and things to things.'

Consumers are increasingly expecting rich and inspiring experience when interacting with content. For example, virtual reality (VR) has been applied in many areas, including gaming, shopping, tourism and training. To deliver a perfect virtual reality experience, VR needs to process about 5.2 gigabytes of data every second and have latency of less than 20 milliseconds. To that end, ubiquitous ultra-broadband networks with zero wait time and inspired experiences are needed, which will drive constant changes and innovation of networks and provide tremendous opportunities for industry development.

Historically, technological transformations have disrupted and driven social progress and industry development. A better connected world will be a wellspring of opportunities for industries. These will include the 100-billion-dollar video industry, the one-trillion-dollar market for cloud transformation in enterprise IT, and the Internet of Things (IoT) industry with a user-base expected to grow by a factor of 10. Huawei will work in the areas of enhancing connectivity, improving the user-experience, expanding access under all scenarios, and helping vertical go digital to drive the ICT industry forward.

'Successful ICT transformation requires joint efforts from governments and all industry players. Huawei adheres to a pipe strategy that focuses on ICT infrastructure and smart devices, and is dedicated to building an ecosystem characterized by openness, collaboration and shared success, in order to accelerate digital transformation,' said Zhou Jianjun.

'Huawi remains true to investing for the future especially in research and development (R&D) to create new innovative technologies that help our customers achieve continued business successes,' he added.

Through the company's experience in working with government and businesses around the world to build smarter cities and industries, Huawei continues to push boundaries to develop solutions that propel digital transformation.