Huawei’s crucial role in advancing 5G technology

Huawei has opened a new research and development center in Osaka Prefecture to strengthen its ties with Japanese suppliers.
Updated 10 February 2019
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Huawei’s crucial role in advancing 5G technology

Huawei’s revenues of 2018 are expected to exceed $100 billion. This is due to hundreds of network operators, nearly half of the world’s Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of millions of consumers trusting in Huawei’s technology, the Chinese telecom giant said.
Huawei has managed to secure 25 commercial contracts, ranking No.1 among all ICT equipment providers, having already shipped more than 10,000 base stations to markets around the world.
Huawei said it believes in transparency and in empowering its customers, which is why the company recently invited a Saudi delegation to visit its headquarters. The delegation toured a number of key Huawei facilities, including Huawei’s campus and university, which offer education to trainees from all over the world, Huawei’s manufacturing lines and logistics center, in addition to a number of labs, R&D and cybersecurity centers.
“A lot of countries have been supportive of Huawei and believe in their technologies such as the Czech Republic who reversed the ban on Huawei. The Czech National Security Council reversed the decision in saying that the ‘security threat’ warning had no tech basis. The council said that the Czech Republic welcomes all kinds of foreign investment,” Huawei said in a press release.
The company said that many European operators see Huawei as their strategic partner that will play a crucial role in advancing the next generation of wireless technology. “Huawei is still gaining foreign carriers’ support on 5G. Many European telecom providers are proceeding with 5G implementation with Huawei. The UK mobile operator O2 confirmed that it will continue to deploy Huawei 5G gear in the UK,” the press release said.
Huawei has also recently partnered with telecommunications operator Altice Portugal committing to the development and implementation of 5G services in Portugal. Vodafone Italia and Huawei also recently announced the completion of a technique to improve the frequency range of the spectrum as part of their pre-standard 5G trials in Milan.
Orange CEO Stéphane Richard said: “Huawei has the best technology in the world. They have the strongest capability and methods for R&D in the industry. So, the quality of their products is undoubted.”
In Japan, Huawei is cooperating with the Japanese government and bolstering purchases of parts in Japan to ease concerns that its products could be used in espionage or cyberattacks by Beijing. Japan is an important market for Huawei in terms of procuring core parts. The company spent an estimated 670 billion yen ($6.06 billion), up 40 percent from a year earlier, for parts bought on the Japanese market in 2018. The company has already opened a new research and development center in Osaka Prefecture to strengthen its ties with Japanese suppliers.


Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Updated 20 February 2019
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Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Saudi shipping company Bahri is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the growth of maritime industry and improving security in the logistics business at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX).

The events are being held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE and supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi from Feb.17-21.

Khaled bin Hussain Biyari, assistant minister of defense — executive affairs; General Awwad Eid Al-Balawi, director general of Saudi Arabian Border Guards; and other officials visited Bahri’s booth during the events.

As part of its participation, Bahri is showcasing its maritime capabilities and innovation-driven solutions at the largest defense expo in the Middle East. The company is also highlighting its unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at its booth. Powered by MAP Pro technology, which transforms any vessel into an autonomous one, Bahri’s USVs are capable of numerous applications, including gathering data, surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition, the vessels offer significant cost savings and reduce human workload in high-risk operations. 

Bringing together more than 1,310 specialized companies from 62 countries, both events offer a strategic business platform for exhibitors to present their latest naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts, and explore partnership opportunities with local and international companies. 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “Events such as IDEX and NAVDEX provide a unique opportunity to gather new insights into new security technologies that can help companies thrive in a safe and secure trade. With Saudi Arabia being at the forefront of efforts aimed at maintaining stability and security in the region, maritime security is a key focus area for the Kingdom.” 

Aldubaikhi added: “Bahri’s presence at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019 is part of our strategy to further strengthen our offerings to enhance the Kingdom’s maritime capabilities and support its transformation as the world’s leading logistics hub. The exhibition also provides us with an excellent platform to connect with our customers and explore new partnership opportunities that will further drive our ambitious expansion plans.”

Bahri Logistics, one of the five business units within Bahri and one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world, operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels that are capable of carrying different types of cargo, including project, ro-ro, breakbulk, equipment, and container cargo.