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Huawei vows to go greener with Korean partners

By Jie Ye-eun

Published : Dec. 15, 2022 - 14:23

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Huawei Technologies Korea's Chief Executive Officer Sun Luyuan speaks during a year-end press conference with local reporters at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul Thursday. (Huawei Technologies Korea) Huawei Technologies Korea's Chief Executive Officer Sun Luyuan speaks during a year-end press conference with local reporters at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul Thursday. (Huawei Technologies Korea)

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 Thursday.

“We promise to cooperate with South Korean partners to build a better green digital life in the following year,” Sun Luyuan, the chief executive officer of the Chinese tech giant's Korean unit said in a year-end press conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul.

Huawei's green technology has evolved amid 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 percent while providing the same level of coverage, and smart on-demand heating solutions that reduce energy use by an average of 12 percent.

The CEO further highlighted that the tech giant's excellence in security enabled the Korean unit gaining the local customers' trust, thanks to the company's principle of prioritizing security over profitability.

“An increasing number of our customers here have highly recognized 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 $132.5 billion into its research and development efforts in the past decade. Last year’s investment took up about $22.4 billion, or 22.5 percent of the tech giant's annual sales generated from the year.

“Huawei Technologies Korea has showed 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 center storage effectively based on its solid network and high technologies.

While Huawei provides its services to 3 billion customers across some 170 countries, it has teamed up with three major telecom operators -- SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus -- here to provide various network products and solutions, as well as ICT products and services.

This year marks the 20th year since Huawei established its operations in Korea. In line with the Chinese tech giant’s philosophy, Huawei Korea has also shared its innovative ICT and knowledge with the local industry, the chief explained.

"We will continue to work with local universities and the ICT academia in an open and inclusive way to foster talented scholars in Korea, and continue to provide opportunities for more students here to participate in Huawei's ICT training program.”