Huawei Technologies, Huawei Marine Networks, and the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology will jointly hold the 4th Asia-Pacific Submarine Networks Forum in Shenzhen on 29 August 2018.

Since 2015 Huawei Marine has successfully hosted this forum that facilitates a high-quality discussion and networking platform for the industry, where experts discuss and share their knowledge of current developments, future trends, and advanced technologies.

This year’s topics will cover drivers of change in the industry as the growth in data centers, cloud computing, 4K/8K video, 5G, and Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly advance the realization of a fully connected digital world. Submarine cable networks, the critical infrastructure that transcends the physical boundaries of the earth, play the increasingly important role of enabling the flow of global information and communications that directly influences the economic development of both regions and nations.

The Asian and African regions have been following in the footsteps of Europe and the Americas, becoming the key emerging markets for international submarine cable investment as bandwidth hungry consumers underpin the increasing demand for international capacity and submarine cable network diversity.

Moreover, submarine network solutions are being developed for new industry sectors such as the offshore oil and gas industry to connect platforms as digital oil field initiatives advance and the thirst for greater knowledge of our oceans propels investment in submarine observation networks.

As a result, the submarine cable industry is undergoing a transformation across the value chain in technology and investor relationships, new business models and OA&M requirements.

Renowned experts from Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe from a broad range of organizations throughout the industry eco-system including regulators, investors, telecom operators, maintenance organizations and research institutes, will debate and discuss a range of topics under the banner of Innovation Driving the Future of Submarine Networks.

For more information about the 4th Asia-Pacific Submarine Networks Forum, visit the Huawei Marine Official Website.