Huawei was named the world’s 68th most valuable brand in Best Global Brands 2018, released by leading brand consultancy Interbrand. Huawei climbed two places from 2017, and its brand value increased by 14% to US$7.6 billion.
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei is committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Zhang Hongxi , president of Huawei’s Corporate Marketing Department, said, “In the next industry cycle, technologies like AI, 5G, IoT, and cloud computing will become more and more important. Huawei delivers more value and creates a better experience for customers by integrating AI, smart devices, networks, and the cloud. ” Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, the company creates lasting value for its customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.
Huawei’s carrier business focuses on solving problems for customers, building All-Cloud networks with data centers at their core for carriers globally. With innovative solutions for premium home broadband, wireless sites for all scenarios, and Mobile Money, Huawei helps carriers tap into the potential of existing network assets, and optimize customer experiences of connection and network security by digital O&M systems. At the same time, Huawei is speeding up commercial testing and deployment for 5G: Huawei has cooperated with more than 50 business partners globally.
Huawei’s enterprise business delivers technological innovations in cloud, big data, artificial intelligence, IoT, enterprise communications, and other domains. Huawei’s solutions for smart city, safe city, omni-channel banking, smart grids, transport, and smart education are all used by key global players. Currently, 211 of the companies on the Fortune Global 500 – including 48 of the Fortune 100 – are working with Huawei as their partner of choice for digital transformation.
Huawei’s consumer business uses its deep insight into consumer needs to deliver the perfect combination of technology and design. This year, Huawei P20 series once again set new standards for mobile phone cameras, receiving enthusiastic responses of consumers around the world, firmly establishing Huawei as one of the leaders of flagship phones. On October 16, the latest addition to the Mate series will be launched in London. The series will be the first phones to run Huawei’s new Kirin 980 chipset. Huawei’ consumer business also delivers other innovative mobile broadband and smart home devices, offering a smart, digital experience to individuals and households around the world.
HUAWEI CLOUD is ramping up innovation in cloud infrastructure, and is committed to providing customers with stable, reliable, secure, and ever-improving cloud services. HUAWEI CLOUD has delivered over 120 services and 60 solutions across 16 categories, and via the proposed Inclusive AI, provides affordable, intuitive, and secure AI services. These trusted, high-quality services have been tested and approved in numerous markets, and now host core business processes for many customers. HUAWEI CLOUD Enterprise Intelligence (EI) services have been applied in the logistics, manufacturing, finance, and Internet industries, and Huawei’s AI+industry model is an important new driver for modernization.
For more than three decades, Huawei has remained committed to technological innovation, building the ecosystem, and discharging its social responsibilities. Huawei advocates openness, collaboration, and shared success, and the company has always innovated in partnership with its customers. As a responsible company, Huawei is committed to eliminating the digital divide, protecting the environment, and supporting secure, stable communications networks. Looking to the future, Huawei’s strategy is to focus on ICT infrastructure and smart devices and to explore and enable the intelligent world. Huawei also actively explores new technologies and new business models, continues to innovate, and advances together with our industry partners, so that together we can build a fully connected, intelligent world.”
Dinesh Nair Appointed as Director for Consumer Business Lenovo India
Global technology leader Lenovo has appointed Dinesh Nair as Director, Consumer Business for India region. Dinesh succeeds Mr. Shailendra Katyal, who has recently been appointed Site Leader for Lenovo India and Managing Director of Lenovo’s PC and smart device business in India.
Dinesh Nair has been an integral part of the Lenovo India consumer business for more than 11 years and has worked successfully across several roles. His most recent role was as the sales & channel management lead for Lenovo’s consumer segment in India. He has handled leadership responsibilities across offline general trade retail, distribution management, field sales, eCommerce, large format retail and category management, and has been a key contributor to the company’s growth journey in India.
“During this difficult time in India, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our employees, partners and customers and I am grateful that we have excellent leaders in place to bring our team together and offer this support. I am proud to hand over the reins of the consumer business to Dinesh. At the same time, this is a demonstration of our commitment to developing talent internally. I am sure he, along with the consumer leadership team, will propel the business to new heights,” said Shailendra Katyal, Managing Director, Lenovo India.
ASUS ROG Announces ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports Tournament
ASUS ROG will host its first ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports tournament from March to April 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic affecting travel around the region, the tournament will be conducted entirely online, with quarterfinal to final matches livestreamed.
The ROG Masters tournament will feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) as the official game title will provide opportunity to teams with enthusiastic players to pitch their skills against each other, as well as the best professional teams from their market and in the region.
The tournament will see various teams from 15 markets across the region vying for the chance to be crowned as the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific Edition CS:GO Champion.
The tournament will be played in three stages played over the course of 2 months:
- Country qualifiers
- Country finals
- Asia Pacific finals
Country qualifiers matches for India will start in the second week of April 2021; 8th April and the finals to be held on the 10th April. The India finals to find the top three teams to represent the country will be livestreamed live on 10th April.
Professional teams from across the region will be automatically placed into seeded positions in the country finals. This gives a greater chance for non-professional, enthusiast teams from India to get through the qualifiers and meet the pro teams in the country finals.
Country Champions will then go on to experience battling winning teams from other APAC markets in the finals that will be livestreamed during 22nd to 25th April 2021.
3 qualifying teams from India finals will stand to win US$800 for first place, US$400 for second place, US$200 for third place. They will then go on to the Asia Pacific finals with the chance to win the following prizes for the championship:
|ROG Masters APAC Championship||APAC Finals (USD/ team)|
Registration and Official Tournament Website
Registration for the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific tournament opens on February 8, 2021 at the tournament’s official website.
Registration closes on February 28, 2021 Further details, match schedules, pro team information as well as rules and regulations can also be found on the tournament website.
Garena Launches Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars
Garena has announced the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Free Fire’s first-ever esports tournament for the South Asia region. Taking place on 6 February, the tournament will feature some of the gaming community’s favourite Free Fire streamers and personalities from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
The Free Fire community has continued to expand in South Asia and across the world, with the mobile battle royale game the most downloaded mobile game globally in 2020, according to App Annie. Through the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Garena will look to continue its efforts to excite and delight its fast-growing South Asian community with exciting Free Fire content, and to support and develop the incredible online community in the region.
The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature a total of 12 teams. Each team will be led by one of the top 3 streamers from each of the 4 participating nations – chosen by public voting – in this epic clash to determine the best in the region.
The 12 teams will compete in the Battle Royale Squad mode for a slice of the 1 million diamond prize pool. The ultimate winner of this star-studded tournament will receive 500,000 in-game diamonds; the first and and second runners-up will be awarded 300,000 and 200,000 diamonds respectively.
The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature some of the most popular streamers and personalities from across South Asia.
The team captains for each nation are:
- Total Gaming (19.4 Million YT Subs)
- Desi Gamers (7.8 Million YT Subs)
- Two-Side Gamers (6.85 Million YT Subs)
- Gaming with Nayeem (1.6 Million YT Subs)
- Illusionist YT (479K YT Subs)
- Gaming With Zihad (698K YT Subs)
- Sooneeta (3.26 Million YT Subs)
- Bshow Mgr (399K YT Subs)
- Tonde Gamer (2.37 Million YT Subs)
- RKG ARMY (1.77 Million YT Subs)
- Unusual Gamer (81K YT Subs)
- The Skinzo FF (75.5K YT Subs)
Fans can witness all the high-octane action by tuning in to the live broadcasts of the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars. These will be hosted on Free Fire Esports India YouTube and Facebook, Free Fire Bangladesh Official YouTube and Facebook, as well as on BOOYAH!.
To cater to the diverse South Asian community, the matches will be streamed with live commentary in 5 languages – Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali and Urdu.
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