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Huawei reaffirms cybersecurity commitment

Huawei reaffirms cybersecurity commitment

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On the sidelines of this week’s Milipol Qatar summit, Charles Yang, President, Huawei Middle East reaffirmed the company’s commitment to supporting Digital Transformation across the Middle East by building stronger ICT ecosystems supported by cooperative cybersecurity mitigation programmes.

According to Huawei, the ecosystem will ultimately contribute to the realisation of national development visions over the coming years.

When it comes to 5G in particular, Huawei has noted that the GCC countries have been among the world’s first wave of 5G deployments, now becoming a reference point for global commercial use.

“The use cases of 5G are almost unlimited in terms of healthcare, education, entertainment, transportation, energy, and more,” said Yang. “Nonetheless, with the rapid development of 5G together with AI and cloud industries, countries in the region are rightfully attaching great importance to data sovereignty and cybersecurity. Huawei is committed to cooperative cybersecurity mitigation programmes while never putting commercial interests ahead of cybersecurity policies. I reiterate that Huawei welcomes signing cyber security agreement with governments to ensure openness, transparency and trust.”

According to Yang, Huawei has been working closely with other global manufacturers, security and safety experts, governments and enterprises at Milipol to help establish a more secure digital ecosystem in the region. “Building and fully implementing an end-to-end global cybersecurity assurance and privacy protection system is one of Huawei’s most crucial strategies for the region,” he said. “Our responsibility has always been to make secure, trustworthy and high-quality products. Huawei has not had any major cybersecurity incidents while working with more than 500 telecom providers for nearly 20 years in 170 countries. No other vendor can claim this level of cybersecurity success.”

In 2020 alone, Huawei supported the stable operations of over 300 networks internationally and helped operators to provide online services and minimise the impact of the pandemic on their business.

Yang said in the post-pandemic era, local governments and enterprises are all actively pushing for industrial digitalisation, upgrading smart systems and solutions to enhance the level of public services. “As a consequence, they are looking at enhanced cybersecurity and privacy frameworks to guide how that transformation can happen. New policies, organisational structures and processes will need to be determined and will ultimately nurture a vibrant ecosystem that promotes innovation in the Middle East. With powerful technologies, a local talent ecosystem and well-established cybersecurity frameworks, we are confident that advanced digital applications across all industries can become more widespread in the region.”

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