Huawei gets 2,963 patents for cyber security

Special Correspondent

9 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Chinese ICT giant Huawei had been granted 2,963 patents relating to cyber security and privacy protection around the world in 2020.

The tech giant has disclosed it yesterday at Huawei’s ‘2020 Sustainability Report’.

Treating cyber security and privacy protection as another top priority, Huawei released the Software Process Trustworthiness Capability Framework and Assessment Criteria in 2020 to establish a complete set of trustworthy coding production mechanisms, it said.

The 2020 report explains the major progress that Huawei has made over the past year in its four strategies for sustainability: digital inclusion, security and trustworthiness, environmental protection, and a healthy and harmonious ecosystem.

In 2020, Huawei rolled out its ‘Skills on Wheels’ and ‘Connecting Schools’ programs in over 200 schools around the world, benefiting more than 60,000 people.

Huawei also used ICT solutions to provide technical assistance to nearly 90 countries.

Huawei also launched the RuralStar Pro solution, providing voice and mobile broadband services to more than 50 million people in sparsely populated remote villages.

To promote renewable energy, Huawei has deployed its digital power solutions in more than 170 countries and regions, serving one-third of the world’s population. To date, these solutions have generated 325 billion kWh of electricity from renewable sources and saved 10 billion kWh of electricity. These efforts have resulted in a reduction of 160 million tons in CO2 emissions.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company took a number of steps to ensure the health and safety of employees and help suppliers and contractors safely resume work.

Its flagship CSR program, ‘Seeds for the Future,’ has benefited nearly 9,000 students from 130 countries and regions including Bangladesh, creating a valuable talent pool for the ICT industry in the future.

“An intelligent world should be a green world,” said Liang Hua, Chairman of Huawei, in the report. “Advances in technology can help us better understand and protect nature, mitigating the impact of human activity on the planet.”