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‘Robust and Stable’: Huawei Optimistic on the AI strategy; Mum on the 5G roll-out

The Chinese Telecom Company blacklisted from US trade list. Company's Rotating Chairman, Eric Xu elaborates on the AI strateg
The Chinese Telecom Company blacklisted from US trade list. Company’s Rotating Chairman, Eric Xu elaborates on the AI strategy in the Indian market

The Chinese Telecom Company blacklisted from US trade list. Company’s Rotating Chairman, Eric Xu elaborates on the AI strategy in the Indian market, which is set to assist universities and businesses with their high tech AI products.

Huawei, the worldwide telecom giant, will proceed with its Indian strategy in relation to the AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology as planned, undaunted by the pressure tactics by America through ban and escalating US-China trade war. However, they held silence on 5G roll-out plans in the country.

“As for our AI (artificial intelligence) strategy in India, it’s no different from our overall strategy. We are going to develop Atlas card and servers based on the standard processors, and we are also going to work on MDC (mobile data centre) based on standard processes as well,”

Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu stated.

The US blacklists Huawei for Security reasons

The China-based telecom equipment maker was involved in a bitter battle with the US, which provided the former with a 90-day excuse to continue doing business, the usual way, with the US suppliers. The US added Huawei to a trade blacklist as it considers it a security hazard. It believes that the Chinese enterprise could have built backdoors into its networking equipment that would allow the government of China to spy on the citizens of the USA. However, all the accusations imposed by the US authorities have been denied by Huawei several times.

Huawei continues to remain ‘robust and stable’ in the market.

5G roll-out

Eric Xu responded to the question asked on the Telecom’s India strategy following the impending uncertainty over the 5G roll-out at the launch of its AI processor Ascend 910 and AI computing framework MindSpore in Shenzhen, China in the recent times. Eric Xu, restricting the replies around the telecom’s AI plans, said, “Our AI strategy is not necessarily tied to 5G. For, you see, 5G is 5G and AI is AI.”

Elaborating on the AI strategy for India

While elaborating on the AI strategy for India, Xu mentioned that the AI products could be provided to universities, corporates and partners in the nation as they address specifically to industry issues and challenges.

“Similarly, training and cloud services are also based on standard processors, which can be made available in the Indian market. Universities, research organizations and enterprises can use these AI cloud services for their research in application development needs, to address requirements and challenges of various industry verticals”, he said at the launch. \

The Future

“The company will continue investing in AI processors to deliver more abundant, affordable and adaptable computing power that meets the needs of a broad range of scenarios (e.g., edge computing, on vehicle computing for autonomous driving and training),”
Xu said.

With MindSpore, the company believes that has taken an essential step towards their goal and the future with the critical component that would readily adapt to the deployment needs.