Mobile World Congress 2022: Huawei chair defiant on role in telecoms market

‘To see the future, we have to look up, above the politics and rhetoric’

Ben Wodecki, Jr. Editor

March 1, 2022

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‘To see the future, we have to look up, above the politics and rhetoric’

Huawei will not retreat from the global community and plans to develop peer-to-peer (P2P) architectures for AI computing, Huawei’s rotating chair Guo Ping said at the Mobile World Congress 2022.

The Chinese telecoms firm has faced measures from several world governments, including the U.S. and U.K., over allegations of intellectual property theft and ties to China’s government.

The company, along with the likes of China Mobile, Hikvision and Inspur, are on a list that restricts Americans from investing in them. Huawei has denied all claims against it.

During his pre-recorded keynote, Ping said to “see the future, we have to look up, above the politics and rhetoric.”

The Huawei chair affirmed the company would not retreat from the global market, stressing plans to continue its globalization strategy.

“We are committed to supporting the customers that choose us,” he said.

During his speech, Ping said Huawei will look to significantly increase investments into foundational technologies. He said the company plans to "reshape" architectures and software.

Touching on its AI work, the company chair announced plans to design P2P architecture to "release the full potential of GPUs and NPUs to realize the full potential of AI development."

Last April, Huawei released Pangu, what it claimed to be the world’s largest Chinese language model.

Concluding his speech, Ping said Huawei will continue to be an active participant in global events, saying, “let’s work to light up the future together.”

About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Jr. Editor

Ben Wodecki is the Jr. Editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to Jr. Editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others. He holds an MSc in Digital Journalism from Middlesex University.

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