ANN/ THE KOREA HERALD – Huawei Technologies Korea will continuously stay committed to working with its partners to develop green and low-carbon technologies to attain carbon-neutral goals, its top executive said on Thursday.
“We promise to cooperate with South Korean partners to build a better green digital life in the following year,” the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chinese tech giant’s Korean unit Sun Luyuan said in a year-end press conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul.
Huawei’s green technology has evolved amid the growing global need for low-carbon electricity generation and electric energy consumption.
The current information and communication technologies, or ICT, have often been held responsible for carbon footprints with power usage and raw material selection, among other factors.
Its green technological solution includes fifth-generational active antenna units, which enable a cut in power consumption by 30 per cent while providing the same level of coverage, and smart on-demand heating solutions that reduce energy use by an average of 12 per cent.
The CEO further highlighted that the tech giant’s excellence in security enabled the Korean unit to gain the local customers’ trust, thanks to the company’s principle of prioritising security over profitability.
“An increasing number of our customers here have highly recognised our product solutions for computing and energy. With our strength, we look to actively support our partners here, enabling digital transformation,” he added.
According to the CEO, Huawei invested over USD132.5 billion into its research and development efforts in the past decade.
Last year’s investment took up about USD22.4 billion, or 22.5 per cent of the tech giant’s annual sales generated from the year.
“Huawei Technologies Korea has shown a stable and sound business performance throughout this year after overcoming several difficulties,” Sun said.
He also highlighted that the Korean unit was able to make such commitments to its Korean partners’ eco-friendly data centre storage effectively based on its solid network and high technologies.