On 11 April,Huawei convened its 13th Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, China. Focusing on the theme of: "Growing Together Through Digitalization and Building a Better Connected World," the company will fully elaborate on its corporate strategy, which aims to move towards a Better Connected World. The company will also discuss its strategic thinking, products, and market progress in the areas of cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and operations transformation. Representatives from industry organizations including NB-IoT Forum, OpenStack, TM Forum, and The Open Group will also share their views and best practices on industry development.

"Global digitalization is accelerating, and this is improving efficiency and user experience in many areas, including vertical industries, public services, and every aspect of our lives. Our Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2016 reveals that global connectivity improved by five percent in 2015," remarked William Xu, Huawei Executive Director of the Board, Chief Strategy Marketing Officer. "We can work together in the areas of enhancing connectivity, enabling the digital transformation of vertical industries, improving the connectivity experience and expanding access under all scenarios, and to accelerate global digitalization."

At the summit, Huawei's Rotating CEO Eric Xu explained the company's “All Cloud” strategy in detail. He said, "At the Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2015, we proposed the Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY, and Social (ROADS) experience model to define the features of a superior user experience. This year, we have introduced the “All Cloud” strategy, which focuses on delivering a ROADS experience. At the core of Huawei's full cloudification strategy is the ‘All Cloud’ of ICT infrastructure in four respects – equipment, network, services, and operations. The strategy aims to create systematic strengths in pooled hardware resources, fully distributed software architecture, and full automation. As a leading global ICT infrastructure provider, Huawei is committed to becoming an advocate, promoter, and leader of full cloudification."

Digital transformation presents many opportunities as well as challenges. Huawei stays customer-centric and strives to help customers succeed and achieve shared success. Eric Xu added, "In the carrier business, we aim to deliver a ROADS experience and help operators develop their competitiveness to seize new market opportunities including IoT, video, and cloud services. We will also help migrate networks and operations systems to the cloud and help operators establish advantages in agile operations. In the enterprise business, we will leverage cloud computing, SDN, and Big Data technologies to facilitate enterprise digitalization towards agile and smart operations. In the consumer business, brand, quality, experience, and ecosystems matter most. Huawei is working hard to develop a high-end brand, deliver premium products, win with quality and services, and establish an ecosystem that focuses on consumer experience."

"A Better Connected World raises requirements for networks. Connections, bandwidth, latency, and data storage must all achieve 100-fold improvements. More importantly, networks of the future must automatically accommodate diverse use scenarios, including massive numbers of connected things, high-bandwidth services like video and virtual reality, and industrial applications that require a low latency and high reliability," said Ryan Ding, Huawei Executive Director of the Board, President of Huawei's Products & Solutions. "Huawei will focus on ICT infrastructure and smart devices; invest over the long term; fully unleash the potential of connectivity, ultra-broadband, and data; and develop agile architecture and open platforms to accelerate the digital transformation of our customers, including operators."

Customer needs are diverse, and no company can meet them on their own – collaboration with industry partners is essential. William Xu added: "We must join forces with industry partners to build an open ecosystem. We continue to hold fast to our pipe strategy, focusing on ICT infrastructure and smart devices. To meet these needs, we have forged extensive partnerships with consulting firms, application developers, system integrators, and channel partners. Through this commitment to openness, collaboration, and shared success, we will create value for our customers, contribute to a healthy ICT ecosystem, and drive social progress."