HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei Marine successfully hosted the 3rd Asia Pacific Submarine Networks Forum in Hangzhou. With the vision of "Developing ICT Hubs: Make Submarine Cables a Strategic Asset", the forum discussed how submarine cables are a key facilitator of Asia-Pacific ICT development. The forum was attended by over 200 delegates from China and ASEAN government regulators, submarine telecom operators, the investment community and solutions providers, as well as industry analysts.
The 3rd Asia Pacific Submarine Networks Forum was co-launched by representatives from Huawei, Huawei Marine, and Ovum.
CW Cheung (Consulting Director, Asia Pacific, Ovum), Mike Constable (CEO, Huawei Marine), Ms.Vunnaporn Devahastin (Secretary General of Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand), Tram Iv Tek (Minister of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia), Li Yangyang (Division Chief, International Cooperation Department of the State Oceanic Administration, PRC), Sun Juan (Deputy Director, Department of Sea Area Management, State Oceanic Administration, PRC), Shi Yulong (Principal, Institute of Spatial Planning & Regional Economy, National Development and Reform Commission, PRC), Mao Shengjiang (COO, Huawei Marine) co-launching the the 3rd Asia Pacific Submarine Networks Forum.
"Till now, we have contracted to build about 40,000 km submarine cable worldwide, which could be circled around the earth equator. We would thank to the effort and support of all the stakeholders. We will continue to interact with industry partners actively to meet industry needs and challenges." said, Mao Shengjiang, COO of Huawei Marine in his welcome speech.
Shi Yulong, Principal, Institute of Spatial Planning & Regional Economy, National Development and Reform Commission of China, said in his keynote that: "Infrastructure is the key bottleneck restricting the development of developing countries. Infrastructure interconnection is an important part of the construction of "One Belt One Road" construction, while modern ICT infrastructure lead the building of it."
"Submarine cable has become an important infrastructure for the economy development, national defense consolidation and people's lives." Sun Juan, Deputy Director of Department of Sea Area Management, State Oceanic Administration of China, said: "The management and protection of the international submarine cable is not only the concern of the cable operators, but also the Chinese government. The government has establish a number of management systems to effectively protect the international submarine cable construction and application."
Through a lineup of presentations and panel discussions, the forum stimulated a fruitful discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing the Asia Pacific region and how to seize the opportunities and facilitate digital economy in Asia Pacific.
The Asia Pacific Submarine Networks Forum is an annual forum hosted by Huawei and Huawei Marine. It serves as a platform, bringing together key stakeholders associated with the submarine industry in Asia Pacific and the globe to gather together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and had been successfully hosted in Beijing and Singapore in 2015 and 2016.
About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.
Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Combining the substantial expertise of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates the state-of-the-art optical transmission technology and 160 years of marine engineering and installation excellence, with a strong commitment to the development of innovative submarine cable network solutions throughout the globe. Huawei Marine delivers highly reliable, cost-effective turnkey submarine cable system solutions incorporating system design, integration and installation services with an on-going focus and commitment to customer support for network operators.