On December 14, Huawei Ecosystem Summit was held at the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, Cambodia, bringing together local developers and technology companies in Cambodia. H.E. Dr. Heng Sokkung, Secretary of State, Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology & Innovation presided at the event. Also attending this event are Mr. Zhao Zhongyang, VP of Huawei Cambodia, Mr. Rei Xiao, Director of Mobile Ecosystem Business Growth, Huawei APAC Region, Mr. Liu Zheng, Cloud Business Director of Huawei APAC Region, and business leaders from various sectors.
Mr. Zhao welcomed all attendees and opened the summit by introducing Huawei’s Cloud and mobile service development particularly in the Asian Pacific Region and in Cambodia. “The innovation of technologies has become one of the major driving forces of the society. Huawei believes there are 2 main factors that pushes such innovation, R&D and Talent development.” He said and added that Huawei “invests 15% of its annual income in research and development. A total of 100 billion USD was invested in the past 5 years” in areas including 5G, AI, Cloud and Green Energy.
H.E. Dr. Heng Sokkung thanked Huawei for “organizing the event in the context that our Royal Government, under the leadership of Samdech Prime Minister Hun Sen, give priority to Digital Transformation, and deepening the digitization of our economy and embarking on the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a key sector to streamlining our 2030 strategy to become a High Middle-Income Country and 2050, to become the High-Income Country”. H.E. Dr. Heng Sokkung then introduced the government’s and ministry’s vision and policies on technological innovations and development. He emphasized the importance of the partnership between the public and private sector, and further encourages Huawei to also invest and work on some other business including providing scholarships to Cambodian students and officials on Science, Technology and Innovation and continue the project like “Seeds for the future”, and discuss with MISTI about the collaborations in various areas such as knowledge transfer, innovative technologies, AI, start-up incubation.
After the opening, from Huawei, Mr. Rei XIAO spoke on “Growing Better with Huawei Mobile Services (HMs)”, Mr. Charles Li introduced how to create apps and evaluate user Experience with HMS Core, Mr. Skyson TEY who shared on “Boosting Growth with Huawei Mobiles Services, and Mr. SEM Autdam talked on using “Innovative Infrastructure to Unleash Digital”. Their introduction was then followed by case sharings made by Mr. CHHOR Sophanak, Vice President of Idealink Consulting, Ms. SADETH Tepy, Senior Branding Manager of E-commerce and Branding of Lanmei Airlines & Lanton Cloud, Mr. SAING Sab, Head of Blockchain and Senior R&D of IG Tech Group, Mr. Eric SUN Linwei, Account Manger of YUSYS Technologies. Mr. TAN HAN WEE Cloud Ecosystem Director of Huawei APAC Region talked about huawei ecosystem partner solution on insurance. Mr. LIU Zheng, Cloud Business Director of Huawei APAC Region concludes the half day program by introducing the Huawei SPARK, a deep tech accelerator program and APPS UP, an app innovation contest and encouraging participation from Cambodia based businesses and developers.
Huawei Cloud, a cloud native pioneer
The Covid-19 pandemic has hugely accelerated the adoption of technologies, particularly in the ICT sectors represented by emerging tech such as Cloud and Artificial Intelligence. What is Cloud? It refers to servers that are accessed over the Internet, and the software and databases that run on those servers. By using cloud computing, users and companies do not have to manage physical servers themselves or run software applications on their own machines. The cloud enables users to access the same files and applications from almost any device, because the computing and storage takes place on servers in a data centre, instead of locally on the user device. According to predictions from Gartner, global spending on cloud services is expected to reach over $482 billion in 2022, up from $313 billion in 2020.
Today, Cloud computing infrastructure is the backbone of the delivery pipeline of just about every digital service, from social media and streaming entertainment to connected cars and autonomous internet of things (IoT) infrastructure. Huawei Cloud is a new player in the market compared with other competitors. But after 5 years into its development, in Asia Pacific Region alone, Huawei Cloud has already set up 13 localized service centers with more than 1,000 certified engineers to provide tailored services. In addition, ecosystem development has been fruitful, with more than 2,500 local partners generating more than 50% of the revenue of Huawei Cloud. Huawei Cloud is also forging ahead with industry-government-academia collaboration in the Asia Pacific.
As a cloud native pioneer, Huawei Cloud serves 80% of the 50 best Internet companies in China and more than 200 major Internet companies in the Asia Pacific, and is committed to thinking and acting cloud native and adhering to its Everything-as-a-Service strategy. The ultimate goal is to offer full-stack cloud native capabilities to customers.
According to Mr. Zhao, Huawei Cloud is the 1st CLOUD service provider which is certified and licensed by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and is currently serving over 100+ start-ups in Cambodia.
Huawei Mobile Service, now the 3rd largest mobile application ecosystem in the world.
Officially launched in 2019, Huawei Mobile Service, also known as HMS, is a set of applications and services from Huawei for its device ecosystem and to provide a smarter, faster and better seamless experience. And since Huawei cannot use Google Mobile Services (GMS), the company has decided to expand HMS throughout its global users. The apps and services included are Huawei AppGallery, Huawei Browser, Huawei Mobile Cloud, Huawei Themes, Huawei Music, Huawei Video, Huawei Reader, Huawei Assistant and more.
After 4 years of development and operation, with the support of global developers, the HMS ecosystem has become the third largest mobile application ecosystem in the world and has evolved to HMS Core 6.0. Up to now, Huawei HMS has opened 25,030 APIs and collaborated with 6 million registered HMS developers worldwide.
As the third largest app marketplace worldwide Huawei AppGallery is currently available in 170 countries and regions around the world. As of December 31, 2021, the total distribution volume of Huawei AppGallery in 2021 has reached 432 billion, and the number of monthly active users worldwide has exceeded 580 million. In Cambodia and even Southeast Asia, the most popular local life applications such as Grab, foodpanda, Shopee, Lazada, TADA, and banking applications such as ABA Mobile, Wing Bank, ACLEDA Mobile, Vattanac Bank, and Maybank, entertainment apps such as TikTok, Mobile Legends, and Lords Mobile are now all available on AppGallery.
According to Xiao Qian, local developers or enterprises in Cambodia can cooperate with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) in three ways:
1. Invoke open capabilities or APIs of the HMS Core to join the HMS ecosystem.
2. Launch apps at Huawei AppGallery, reaching tens of billions of Huawei users.
3. Leverage Huawei Ads to accurately reach Huawei users.
Huawei Spark, unleash start-ups potential to yield socioeconomic benefits
Huawei Spark was first introduced in 2020 to empower tech startups to obtain investments, guidance, and support from investors, mentors, and corporations. To date, Huawei Spark has brought together 1,000 startups worldwide, including key ecosystem players, connecting founders, policymakers, enterprises, and investors to discuss Asia’s digital future, harness thought leadership and best practices, as well as showcase products and upcoming startups.