Exclusive interview with Liang Hua, Chairman of Huawei + Internet from space
US sanctions forced the telecommunications group Huawei to completely reorganize itself. The smartphone division, which until that point had been very successful globally, had to take such a strong hit, that an expansion into new business areas was necessary. Frank Sieren spoke with Liang Hua, CEO of Huawei. The topics were exciting - whether the geopolitical conflict between China and the USA will potentially lead to two independent tech spheres and different standards, what measures will be taken to reduce CO2 emissions of data centers, and which technology fields the company wants to increase its focus on in the future.
The issue of differing standards and inefficient duplicate structures even seems to extend to space. Gregor Koppenburg and Jörn Petring have analyzed China's plans to build a satellite internet. Beijing plans to launch 13,000 satellites into space for this very purpose. SpaceX, OneWeb and Amazon are pursuing similar plans. Experts already fear space collisions with this many satellites in Earth's orbit. But the issue of space debris is already of significant concern.
And a lot has happened on a geopolitical level over the weekend: The US blacklisted more Chinese companies and EU foreign ministers are pushing for an alternative to the New Silk Road.