Huawei and Sharp Sign Long-Term Global Patent Cross-licensing Agreement

Shenzhen, China – WEBWIRE

Huawei and Sharp announced the signing of a new long-term global patent cross-licensing agreement, which covers Cellular Standard Essential Patents, including 4G and 5G.

We are delighted to reach a new agreement with Sharp through amicable discussions, said Alan Fan, Head of Huaweis Intellectual Property Department.

This license represents mutual recognition of intellectual property of two standard contributors, which promotes standardization collaboration. Weve enjoyed working together with Japanese and global peers in developing standards, and will continue to do so. Advanced technical standards enhance user experience, promotes competition and reduce device and service cost, Fan added.

We are pleased to have reached this global patent cross-licensing agreement with Huawei under fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory conditions. This agreement reflects that both parties respect the high value of each intellectual property, stated by Mototaka Taneya, Executive Managing Officer, Chief Technical Officer, and Head of R&D at Sharp.

Huawei and partners announce Yucatan wildlife conservation findings

AI-based system for first time confirms at least five jaguars in Mexicos Dzilam nature reserve

Mexico City, Mexico – WEBWIRE

A team of nature conservation experts announced that with the help of Huawei Cloud and artificial intelligence, they have identified at least five jaguars two males, one female and two cubs in a nature reserve in Dzilam, Yucatan, in southeast Mexico.

The Tech4Nature Mexico project, launched in the Dzilam de Bravo nature reserve last year, is a flagship project of a three-year program between Huawei and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It uses an integrated and continuous monitoring system analyzing images and sound data to identify and track jaguars and their preys.

The project involves partners including the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Polytechnic University of Yucatan, C Minds AI for Climate initiative, Rainforest Connection, the local community of Dzilam, and the government authorities of Yucatan. Huawei supplied the capabilities of Huawei Cloud to the project.

To date, the team has collected more than 30,000 photos, 550,000 audio recordings and numerous video clips of wild animals. This data trove provides deep insights of local wildlife to researchers and contributes to the preservation and promotion of Yucatan biodiversity. The data is processed on the ModelArts AI Platform from Huawei Cloud and Rainforest Connections Arbimon AI platform from.

The team identified 119 species, including 88 birds, 22 mammals, five reptiles, and four amphibians, of which 34 species are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Prior to the project, local experts didnt know whether the reserve was home to jaguars, and if so, how many there were.

We need to upload the data to a Big Data platform because it is a high volume of information, says Joaquin Saldana, director of strategy marketing at Huawei Latin America. We need to process it at high speed and with artificial intelligence. Then start to understand the pictures and be able to detect the animals that interest us.

The team is now working to develop algorithms enabling individual identification of jaguars, which will be fundamental to figure out how many jaguars live in the region.

We are setting the basis for a state-wide biodiversity monitoring platform with AI on the Huawei Cloud, says Regina Cervera, a project coordinator at the innovation agency C Minds. Our umbrella species is the jaguar, because if we make sure to protect it, then we protect everything that surrounds them. What we are doing is a huge and pioneering step for decision-making for conservation and nature-based solutions.

Ecologists estimate that around 4,000 to 5,000 jaguars live in the wild in Mexico. Of this amount, more than half of them live in the Yucatan Peninsula, making it one of the primary regions for their conservation. But their existence is threatened by illegal hunting, deforestation as well as climate change.

Protecting the jaguar means a lot to local communities. Juan Castillo, a community leader in the Dzilam de Bravo Reserve, says that he has heard about the jaguars ever since he was young. In Mexico, the number of jaguars is now growing, increasing to 4,766 animals in 2018 from 4,025 in 2010, a promising sign that conservation strategies are working.

All this is jaguar land, Juan Castillo says. Since I was a child, I liked knowing that it is part of us. Sometimes what I say makes people laugh: the day I die, I would like to be a jaguar. I wish that there is still a way to take care of them, because if not, tomorrow we would only be seeing it in books.

Sayda Rodriguez Gomez, Secretary of Sustainable Development of Yucatan, says that the knowledge gathered through the monitoring system is helpful in driving conservation efforts. The first thing we discovered was that it was difficult to convince someone to invest in conservation, she recalls. If people dont know there are these animals, they dont help us.

Nadine Seleem, Green List Project Leader of IUCN, says the Tech4Nature project in Mexico is a successful example of how local communities use innovative technologies for biodiversity conservation.

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Huawei Calls for Network Evolution at COP27 to Enable Green Development

Network Carbon Intensity energy (NCIe) metric introduced to evaluate network energy efficiency

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt – WEBWIRE

A Huawei executive said Thursday information and communications technologies, or ICT, will enable the digitalization of industry, spark innovation and make other industries green.

The remarks were made at a session organized by the Global Innovation Hub (UGIH) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the ongoing 27th Conference of the Parties, or COP27, in Sharm El-Sheikh of Egypt.

Referring to what is known as the “enabling effect”, Philippe Wang, Huawei’s Executive Vice President for the Northern Africa region, said ICT is “making other industries greener”.

“5G, Artificial Intelligence, data analytics, cloud computing – all these things will improve industrial processes in a way that cuts energy use, and lowers carbon emissions,” he said.

According to Philippe Wang, in the same way that ICT enables a smart streetlight to turn itself off when no one is around, 5G wireless base stations can automatically shut down when there is no data traffic, which saves energy.

Base stations need a power source and have antennas. For its part, Huawei has been replacing diesel generators with solar panels, which offer a cleaner source of electric power, in Nigeria and Angola. At the same time, the company has launched a green 5G antenna that covers an area of up to 500 meters area using half the transmission power. That cuts energy consumption by 30 percent.

Also speaking at the session on Thursday, Luis Neves, CEO, Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), stressed that digital should be at the core of the climate conversation.

“If you bring a sustainability mindset together with digital, I think we can create a powerful machine to drive the sustainability agenda and accelerate the path for a world where 10 billion people can live a healthy life. And businesses should take both their carbon footprint and handprint into consideration,” he said.

To this end, members of the ITU-T, including Huawei, have proposed a standard for measuring network energy use. Known as the Network Carbon Intensity energy metric, the standard was approved by ITU-T on October 19 as the Recommendation ITU-T L.1333.

According to Nompilo Morafo, MTN Group Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer, “sustainable, measurable action” holds the key to meeting net zero goals. “In this journey, the use of digital technologies offers particular potential to increase the generation of green energy and power efficiency of all industries,” she added.

The UNFCCC UGIH session, titled ICT for Green, addressed the ways in which transformative ICT technology could be utilized to enable the green development of a wide range of industries, facilitating the world’s path to net-zero emissions.


Huawei Releases 2022 Microwave Industry White Paper to Define Next-Gen Microwave Oriented Towards 5.5G

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Huawei released the 2022 Microwave Industry White Paper at the 2022 Global Microwave Industry Forum. This white paper defines the next-generation microwave oriented towards 5.5G from industry and technology trends.

Microwave is one of the most important mobile backhaul technologies, and plays an important role in developing mobile networks globally. Particularly, with its simplified solutions and superb performance such as large capacity, long reach, and low latency, microwave supports rapid 5G rollout worldwide. It has earned the trust of global operators, and is widely recognized for its excellent user experience. 5G backhaul has become a major growth driver for the microwave market. As networks evolve to 5.5G, microwave backhaul networks will need to ensure 10 times higher bandwidth and larger capacity over long-distance transmission in dense networking while adapting to energy saving and smooth evolution. 5.5G also poses higher and more comprehensive requirements for the microwave industry.

In this white paper, Huawei analyzes the trends of the microwave industry, and based on that, proposes six features of next-generation microwave.

Huawei Announces 2022 H1 Business Results

Shenzhen, China, – WEBWIRE

Huawei announced its business results for the first half of 2022 today. Overall performance was in line with forecast.

In the first half of 2022, Huawei generated CNY301.6 billion in revenue, with a net profit margin of 5.0% [1]. The Carrier BG contributed CNY142.7 billion, the Enterprise BG CNY54.7 billion, and the Device BG CNY101.3 billion.

“While our device business was heavily impacted, our ICT infrastructure business maintained steady growth,” said Ken Hu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman. “Moving forward, we will harness trends in digitalization and decarbonization to keep creating value for our customers and partners, and secure quality development.”

[1]The financial data disclosed here are unaudited figures compiled in compliance with the International Financial Reporting Standards;

exchange rate at the end of June 2022: US$1 = CNY6.6967 (source: external agencies)