The Huawei Global Rail Summit 2022 brought together industry leaders, major stakeholders, key customers and authoritative organizations to discuss the future of the rail industry in the Asia-Pacific region. The Summit aims to boost the digital transformation of railway companies in the region and around the world. Huawei is using the latest ICTs to help cities in Southeast Asia upgrade their infrastructure, creating new momentum for urban development and a digital APAC.
A satellite event of the long-running Asia Pacific Rail 2022, the theme of the summit was Driving Digitization in Future Rail to Create New Value Together. Asia Pacific Rail is a long-standing event in the region that has brought together over 25,000 industry leaders over the past 23 years. Huawei also held a booth at the event, showcasing some of the company’s cutting-edge solutions for the rail industry.
“As a leading global ICT solution provider, Huawei offers smart rail and city rail solutions with a full-service architecture based on diverse connectivity and a unified digital platform, enabling rail digitalization and business intelligence,” commented Aaron Wang, Huawei’s senior vice president for the Asia-Pacific Business Group.
“We are seeing a rapid increase in the digitalization of rail transport. Railways and urban railways are moving away from station-specific systems to using cloud-based rail infrastructure to interconnect services. There is also a push towards smarter and more integrated systems. We expect these to be deployed on a large scale in the near future, which is why Huawei is already designing and launching intelligent and comprehensive solutions for the industry,” said Xiang Xi, vice-president President of Huawei Global Transportation Business Unit.
The Huawei Global Rail Summit 2022 followed a packed schedule on innovation, digitalization and future-proof rail transport.
Li Zhonghao, Director of China Metro Association, shared China’s experience in digital transformation of metro systems. The State Railway of Thailand and CRSC International discussed strategies to reshape connectivity, deploy innovative ICTs and build robust communication infrastructure for railways.
The Huawei Global Rail Summit also saw the launch of the FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communications System) white paper. Fresh off the press, the document discusses the latest trends and innovative practices in mobile communications systems for railways and metros. Aimed at decision makers and industry leaders, it summarizes some of the most important technologies in the field today and shares best practices on deploying high-end communications solutions.
Huawei also shared several best practices and showcased its solutions on a stand at Asia Pacific Rail 2022. One of the highlights was the Urban Rail Wi-Fi 6 vehicle-to-ground communication network solution. The solution enables near real-time data transmission for rail transport. This vehicle-to-track communication network is a whole new way for trains to share data, ensure safety and promote efficiency. Trains can communicate with stations and command centers even when traveling at high speed, nearly eliminating delays in transmitting information.
The Summit demonstrated the industry consensus on the need to go digital, and to do it quickly. Huawei looks forward to continued cooperation with industry customers and ecosystem partners. Huawei provides innovative digital infrastructure to help rail transport industries in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world go digital. The company’s smart, low-carbon rail solutions deliver improved safety, efficiency and experience, driving urban development and creating new value for industry to create a digital city together.