Technology’s role in effectively combating COVID-19 discussed in Huawei’s Better World Summit

Technology’s role in effectively combating the spread of COVID-19 and boosting post-pandemic economic recovery was discussed by top industry minds during the Better World Summit, an online corporate-level event organized and hosted by Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices.

Guo Ping, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman

The event, held from July 27-30 and live-streamed via, was available in eight languages, including Arabic. Guest speakers during the Better World Summit included representatives from China Telecom, Etisalat, MTN, GSMA, and 3GPP/ETSI who were also joined by several thousand online attendees comprising telecom carriers, regulators, analysts, media, and Huawei’s experts and partners from more than 80 countries. Discussion topics delved into how ICT is providing new value in a wide range of fields, including telemedicine, remote education, telework, and public health services, as well as setting strategic foundations for a brighter, more prosperous tomorrow.

On day one of the Summit, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman, Guo Ping, led the event. He elaborated on how synergy across five major tech domains will help unlock the full potential of 5G, to drive commercial success.

Day two of the Summit began with a keynote speech from Ryan Ding, Executive Director and President of Huawei’s Carrier Business Group, who discussed how carriers need to be prepared in four areas of network construction and business development to quickly unleash network potential and inspire business growth.

Catherine Chen, Huawei Corporate Senior Vice President and Director of the Board, opened day three of the Better World Summit with a keynote speech addressing the need for collaborative efforts to overcome challenges raised by COVID-19 and to create a more inclusive future for all.

Other speakers throughout the event include representatives from European Competitive Telecommunications Associations; Department of Government and Enterprise Service, China Mobile; the International Telecommunication Union (ITU); World Economic Forum (WEF); China Unicom, and many more.