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Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI) and Huawei Technologies Philippines Inc. held a virtual signing ceremony today to mark another milestone in thei...

Ayala Foundation, Huawei scale up efforts towards building sustainable communities

Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI) and Huawei Technologies Philippines Inc. held a virtual signing ceremony today to mark another milestone in their purposeful partnership aimed to provide digital education to Filipinos and building sustainable and resilient communities, with the long-term goal of contributing to Philippine nation-building.

At the event, AFI Senior Director for Social Development Joanna Maria Duarte, Huawei Philippines Vice President Daniel Guo and Huawei Philippines Director for Globe Telecom Zeh Zhang inked a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the partnership between AFI and Huawei. The collaboration coincides with the celebration of AFI's 60th anniversary with the theme: "Faith in the Filipino – 60 Years of Partnerships in Nation-building."

Under the MoU, Huawei is donating $200,000 to support AFI's programs focusing on disaster recovery and emergency response, education and training, and sustainable livelihood for women and indigenous peoples. Huawei also extends its support to Globe’s environmental programs with a donation of $100,000 for the telco’s rainforest bio-diversity program in Mindanao, bringing the total to $300,000 for the Ayala Group of Companies’ sustainable development initiatives.

In her message during the signing ceremony, Duarte recalled AFI's partnership journey with Huawei over the years. "Huawei Philippines has been a long-time supporter of Ayala Foundation's programs, particularly in the education sector. Throughout the years, Huawei has provided students in our partner communities all over the Philippines with facilities and equipment to improve their learning experience," she said.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, such assistance to educational institutions is immensely needed to help students and teachers cope with the challenges of online learning. "In the past year, we have seen the extraordinary effects brought about by COVID-19. The Philippine education sector has been hit hard as teachers and students adapt to no face-to-face learning," Duarte said.

She added that small-scale producers were also affected by the pandemic due to movement restrictions. "It is now, more than ever, that sustainable development must be at the forefront of our organizations," Duarte emphasized, noting that Huawei's donation will enable AFI to create and scale up its efforts through technology.

Sharing the same advocacies as AFI, Huawei Philippines believes in the lasting positive impact of social responsibility programs geared towards enabling the Filipino youth to achieve their dreams and improving the lives of people in local communities.

Guo said Huawei Philippines looks forward to continuing its partnership with Ayala Foundation and doing more sustainability programs for the benefit of Filipinos. "In the future, we want to be more active in contributing to Ayala Foundation's CSR programs and in giving back to the Philippines," Guo affirmed.

Guided by its global digital inclusion initiative, TECH4ALL, Huawei Philippines has been working with its local partners to create real change by connecting the unconnected communities, providing equitable access to technologies to underserved groups, and protecting the environment.

AFI continues to nurture partnerships with a wide network of government, nongovernmental, corporate, and community-based organizations, as well as private individuals. It is on a mission to build communities that are creative, productive, self-reliant and proud to be Filipino.


Don’t you just love it when you can enjoy powerful music non-stop and with no distractions? It’s about time that you upgrade to a speaker th...

Sony’s XP500 Portable Wireless Speaker keeps your fun going through its Powerful Party Sound

Don’t you just love it when you can enjoy powerful music non-stop and with no distractions? It’s about time that you upgrade to a speaker that is loaded with premium features and yet remains to be pocket-friendly that is worthy of your investment!

Sony’s XP500 is one of the powerful speakers in its newest X-series lineup that lets you play any song, any style, anytime! Whether you're relaxing in your living room or partying in your garden, it will give you a superb sound and plenty of fun features.

It lets you enjoy a Powerful Party Sound perfect for all kinds of music brought by the combination of front tweeter and woofers delivering a punchy and deep sound with clear vocals and a crisp surround-sound feel.

You can also take the music you love anywhere, hassle-free! It is built with a comfortable handle so you can easily grab it and go to where the party is. 


When you’re jamming with your friends in the balcony or at the park, rain will never stop your session as the XP500 features an IPX4 water-resistant level, so you don’t have to worry that the speaker will get damaged easily when splashed with water.

If you and your friends are karaoke fanatics, you will certainly love and enjoy this portable wireless speaker where you can just plug in your microphone cord, pick a song, and give it everything you got! With two inputs, you can even plug in a guitar and use the XP500 as an amp.

Sony’s XP500 also features a long battery life so you can enjoy your bonding moments longer. On a full charge, you can play non-stop music for 20 hours and if you find yourself short of time in your next session, its Quick Charging will give you up to 80 minutes of play on just a 10-minute charge.  

Make more of your music and LIVE LIFE LOUD now! Get the Sony SRS-XP500 for only P16,999 in all Sony Centres or Sony Authorized Dealers nationwide! Click here to locate stores near you or you may also opt to checkout our official Sony stores in Lazada and Shopee

For full product information, visit: https://www.sony.com.ph/electronics/wireless-speakers/srs-xp500

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Xiaomi today launched its latest smart TV lineup- Mi TV P1 Series, and a new tablet Xiaomi Pad 5 during its new product launch in the Philip...

Smart and Limitless: Xiaomi Announces Arrival of Mi TV P1 Series and Xiaomi Pad 5 in the Philippines

Xiaomi today launched its latest smart TV lineup- Mi TV P1 Series, and a new tablet Xiaomi Pad 5 during its new product launch in the Philippines. Offered in 55’’, 50’’, 43’’, and 32’’ four different sizes, Mi TV P1 Series makes smart home entertainment experience more accessible to everyone. The Xiaomi Pad 5 on the other hand, is an all-in-one work station that’s packed with value from form to function. 


Mi TV P1 Series: An All-Round Smart Entertainment Hub

The whole series sports a bezel-less display for maximum viewing space with a sleek and stylish design that blends beautifully into the home’s surroundings. Its 60Hz LED panel offers an ultra-wide 178° field of view so that you can clearly see the display, no matter what angle you are watching from.

The 55”, 50” and 43” variants deliver a top-of-the-line picture quality with 4K UHD resolution and Dolby Vision® support. The larger 55”, 50” variants further enhance visuals with HDR10+, which allows the TVs to generate a high dynamic range and make the picture even more vivid and life-like. To complement the stunning visuals, all three models offer MEMC technology, enabling the TV to reproduce an incredibly smooth and lag-free picture.

All models come with a rich ecosystem of content with Android TV™ system, and popular apps like Netflix, Prime Video, and YouTube pre-installed1. Users can also easily project content and games from their smartphones or tablets using Chromecast and Miracast2. With Google Assistant built-in2, Mi TV P1Series is the perfect fit for voice commanding users’ smart homes. The 55”, 50” and 43” variants even come with an embedded mic on the panel so users can voice command the TV and any smart appliances connected completely hands-free3. 

Xiaomi Pad 5: Play Hard, Work smart  

Xiaomi Pad 5 is versatile as a productivity tool for both work or the classroom, but doubles as a premium mobile entertainment experience.  

This portable workstation is packed with premium features to empower users to Play hard, work smart including: 

Productivity Suite - Xiaomi Pad 5 is equipped with features that’ll boost your productivity. Scan any documents using the 13MP single camera and seamlessly share with coworkers or classmates. For a natural writing experience, Xiaomi Smart Pen1 comes with only 12.2g, 4096 pressure sensitivity and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Xiaomi Smart Pen also includes convenient features such as Smart Pen function keys to quickly jot down notes, taking screenshots or easily switching between pen and eraser. Besides, you’re also conference-call ready with a 8MP front camera, which supports 1080p video. 

Vibrant Display with Comfortable Viewing Experience - Xiaomi Pad 5 features an 11-inch WQHD+ 120Hz display that brings content to life with elaborate images with more soft and natural colors full of details. With support for Dolby Vision®, Xiaomi Pad 5 enables a premium HDR viewing experience bringing ultra vivid imagery with incredible brightness, contrast, detail, and colors you have never seen before on a screen. And even if you’re watching your favorite shows for a prolonged period of time, and no matter where you are watching, Xiaomi Pad 5’s True Display and built-in Low Blue Light mode ensures a clear but safe and comfortable viewing experience. 

Immersive Acoustics - As Xiaomi Pad 5 captivates your eyes, it’ll also be easy on the ears when you’re squeezing in leisure time. Enjoy rich stereo sound with large quad speakers that offer a louder, and crisper sound. Moreover, there is Dolby Atmos® immersive audio for the ultimate sound experience with unparalleled detail, depth, and realism while listening to your favourite Dolby Atmos contents.  

Packed with High-Performance and Built to Unparalleled Connection -To ensure keeping up with your studies, work, entertainment, and everything in-between, Xiaomi Pad 5 is equipped with a 7nm high-performance Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 860 processor with a max clock speed of up to 2.96Ghz. And to keep users always connected, Xiaomi Pad 5 comes with longer battery life supported by 8,720mAh (typ) capacity.   

Pricing and Availability 

Starting from September 30, 2021, Mi TV P1 Series 55’’, 50’’, 43’’, and 32’’ will be available for purchase at PHP 24,990, PHP 22,990, PHP 18,990 and PHP 10,990 respectively.

The Mi TV P1 Series can also be availed on a special early bird price with freebies from September 30 until October 1. Those who will purchase the 32” and 43” variants will get a free Redmi soundbar for PHP 8,990 and PHP 16,990 respectively. A Mi Soundbar for the 50” and 55” variants will serve as freebies with price cuts at PHP 20,990 and PHP 22,990, respectively. These offers will be available exclusively on Xiaomi Authorized Stores and in Xiaomi official stores on Shopee and Lazada. 

Comes in two color options: Cosmic Gray and Pearl White, Xiaomi Pad 5 6GB + 128GB version’s recommended retail price is PHP 17,990, while the 6GB + 256GB retails at PHP 19,990. A limited early bird price of PHP 14,990 and a free Xiaomi Smart Pen for the 6GB + 128GB variant will be offered exclusively on Xiaomi Official Global Store via Lazada on September 24 only. Xiaomi Pad 5 will be available on Xiaomi Authorized Stores nationwide starting October 1. 


Huawei's annual flagship event for the global ICT industry – HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 – kicked off today. Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu op...

Huawei: Innovating Nonstop for Faster Digitalization

Huawei's annual flagship event for the global ICT industry – HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 – kicked off today. Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu opened the event with a keynote speech titled "Innovating Nonstop for Faster Digitalization".

Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu delivers a keynote speech at HUAWEI CONNECT 2021

This year's event, themed "Dive into Digital", explores how digital technology can better integrate with business scenarios and industry know-how to address critical business challenges, and how stakeholders can work together more effectively to foster an open industry ecosystem and drive shared success. The event is scheduled to have four keynotes, five summits, and 66 sessions, featuring more than 200 speakers, including industry visionaries, business leaders, top tech experts, and ecosystem partners. It will be live streamed in 11 languages on Huawei's corporate website and by its media partners. The event will also feature online exhibitions, remote visits to exhibition halls, and open panel discussions, enabling online interaction and one-stop experiences.

In his keynote, Xu spoke about how helping industries go digital is a critical aspect of Huawei's mission to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Xu said, "Digital development relies on digital technology. For digital technology to stay relevant, we must continue to innovate and create value. Cloud, AI, and networks are three critical digital technologies." Xu then shared some of the progress Huawei has made in these three areas, what Huawei is doing to enable low-carbon development, and where the industry as a whole is heading.

Xu explained that HUAWEI CLOUD, the company's cloud service that was launched just four years ago, has already brought together more than 2.3 million developers, 14,000 consulting partners, and 6,000 technology partners, and also made more than 4,500 services available in the HUAWEI CLOUD Marketplace. It has become an important platform for Internet companies, enterprises, and governments alike to take their organizations digital.

At the event, Xu launched the industry's first distributed, cloud-native service called UCS – a ubiquitous cloud-native service available on HUAWEI CLOUD. With UCS, Huawei plans to provide enterprises with a consistent experience while using cloud-native applications that are not constrained by geographical, cross-cloud, or traffic limitations, thereby accelerating digital transformation in all industries.

Huawei's full-stack, all-scenario AI portfolio released back in 2018 is also progressing as expected. Its MindSpore framework has become the mainstream AI computing framework in China. Meanwhile, the Atlas 900 cluster, as well as the cloud services based on it, currently serve more than 300 enterprises, supporting the training of many models which include the HUAWEI CLOUD Pangu large models. HUAWEI CLOUD ModelArts has made AI application development incredibly simple with its full-pipeline, scenario-based services. The end goal of ModelArts is to enable each and every engineer to independently develop their own AI applications.

Xu also introduced Huawei's innovations in the network domain. As organizations go digital, they tend to see exponential growth in network complexity. To tackle this, Huawei has been innovating solutions for global networks based on the concept of autonomous driving network (ADN). The company has been working with customers in the finance, education, and healthcare sectors to innovate and deploy new applications, and build networks that are self-fulfilling, self-healing, self-optimizing, and autonomous.

Xu went on to explain how Huawei is using digital technology to support low-carbon development, as part of global efforts to achieve peak CO2 emissions and carbon neutrality. Specifically, Huawei focuses on three key initiatives:

(1) Investing and innovating in energy-saving technologies to deliver more energy-efficient ICT products for a low-carbon ICT industry;

(2) Investing in innovations where power electronics and digital technologies converge to promote clean energy and the digitalization of traditional energy; and

(3) Providing digital technology to help all sectors go digital and low-carbon.

Zhang Ping'an, CEO of Cloud BU and President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service, elaborated on HUAWEI CLOUD's strategic initiatives and launched new services and products at the event. "The key to successful digital transformation is to think cloud native and act cloud native," said Zhang. "HUAWEI CLOUD joins our customers and partners to dive into digital and explore the potential of Everything as a Service – Infrastructure as a Service for global accessibility, Technology as a Service for flexible innovation, and Expertise as a Service for shared excellence." Zhang announced two new Regions in Mexico and China's Ulanqab, and launched 10 new HUAWEI CLOUD services. The announcement included MacroVerse – HUAWEI CLOUD aPaaS, OptVerse AI Solver, HUAWEI CLOUD Stack 8.1, SparkRTC – a real-time audio and video service, and Pangu, a large model for drug molecules.

Customers and partners in attendance included Christophe Ozer, Head of Orange Cloud (Orange Flexible Engine) APAC; Wu Qiang, Vice President of Tianjin Port Holdings; Chen Haining, General Manager of IT Dept from Shanghai Pudong Development Bank; and Jiang Chuanrong, Chairman of Shanghai Mirror Pictures. They described their experience of joint innovation with Huawei in their digital transformation. Wu Qiang said, "Tianjin Port is one of the world's top 10 ports, with an annual throughput of nearly 20 million containers. The HUAWEI CLOUD OptVerse AI Solver helps us improve our planning speed by more than 100 times based on tens of millions of variables and constraints, maximize resource scheduling, and supercharge operation efficiency."

Xu concluded his speech with, "Nonstop innovation has been the driving force behind digitalization thus far. Moving forward, if we hope to reach more ambitious goals for digitalization, nonstop innovation will continue to be key. So let's innovate nonstop for a better future."

Huawei hosts HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 online from September 23 to October 31. The theme of this year's event is Dive into Digital. We're going to dive deep into the practical application of technologies like cloud, AI, and 5G in all industries, and how they can make organizations of all shapes and sizes more efficient, more versatile, and ultimately more resilient as we move towards economic recovery.

For more information, please contact our local team or check out https://www.huawei.com/en/events/huaweiconnect


Get up to P2,000 OFF on the realme GT Master Edition and up to P8,000 OFF on the realme Book starting September 24.  realme, the Philippines...

realme launches GT Master Edition and realme Book, available starting September 24th

Get up to P2,000 OFF on the realme GT Master Edition and up to P8,000 OFF on the realme Book starting September 24. 

realme, the Philippines’ number one smartphone brand for two consecutive quarters in 2021, disrupted the local tech scene yet again with the official reveal and launch of its two highly anticipated products: the realme GT Master Edition and the realme Book today, September 23, via a livestream event on the brand’s official Facebook page.

The realme GT Master Edition is the brand’s latest innovation to redefine the flagship experience by offering high-caliber features within an accessible price range. Meanwhile, the realme Book marks the brand’s first foray into the laptop category, with its slim and lightweight design, and powerful specs ideal for young professionals and students. 

These products are a testament to the realme’s mission of providing premium experiences without breaking the bank. “We strive to address our customers’ needs with innovative products that enable their tech-driven lifestyles with guaranteed value-for-money”, shares Austine Huang, realme Philippines’ VP for Marketing. 

Go premium without paying premium with the realme GT Master Edition


The realme GT Master Edition is truly a breakthrough in product design. The Voyager Grey colorway takes inspiration from the concept of travel and exploration with its stunning concave vegan leather exterior, masterfully designed by world-renowned industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. The Daybreak Blue variant is also a visual wonder with its reflective holographic design inspired by the colors of dawn. 

Offering #MasteryBeyondSpeed, the realme GT Master Edition comes packed with cutting-edge technology. It runs on the industry-leading Snapdragon 778G 5G Processor for smooth and seamless games, content creation, multitasking, entertainment, and many more. 

It also has a rich Super AMOLED display, 65W SuperDart Charge technology, a 64MP main rear camera, and a Vapor Chamber Cooling System, among many other features, all within a slim and lightweight package that feels premium to the touch.

The realme GT Master Edition will be available in two variants: the 8+128GB variant with an SRP of P18,990, and the 8+256GB variant with an SRP of P21,990. As an early-bird offer on September 24, the realme GT Master Edition will be offered at P1,500 OFF for the 8+128GB (P17,490) and P2,000 OFF for the 8+256GB (P19,990).

The realme GT Master Edition 8+256GB variant will also be available for pre-order with a free realme Smart Scale from September 24 to October 1 in nearly 500 realme stores and over 4,000 partner dealers nationwide.

Experience maximum productivity in style with the realme Book


Young professionals and students looking for a powerful yet affordable laptop will definitely enjoy the brand’s realme's first-ever laptop offering, the realme Book.

The realme Book is truly #DesignedToEmpower with impressive specs housed in a slim and lightweight package. It sports a premium aluminum alloy design that comes in two colors: Real Silver and Real Blue. 

Perfect for work, study, or entertainment, the realme Book has a 14” screen with a high-resolution 2K Full-Vision Display. It is also equipped with Stereo Sound by DTS (Powerful Bass Sound by HARMAN) for crystal-clear audio, be it for work calls or binge-watching. 

Under the hood, it boasts an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor in i3 and i5 variants, 8GB dual-channel LPDDR4x RAM, and 256GB SSD storage for i3, and 512GB SSD storage for i5. It also comes packed with a 54Wh large battery with 65W Super-Fast Charge technology for maximum productivity. 

The realme Book i3 variant is available at an SRP of P37,990, while the i5 variant is available at an SRP of P47,990. The realme Squad can avail of the realme Book at P8,000 OFF for the i3 (P29,990) and P6,000 OFF for the i5 (P41,990) when they pre-order via the realme Official Store on Lazada starting September 24. 

The realme Book will also be available in all Silicon Valley stores starting October 1, with freebies worth P5,500 including a free one-year Microsoft Office 365 subscription, a realme laptop bag, and a mouse.

For more info and updates on the realme GT Master Edition and the realme Book, follow realme on Facebook at facebook.com/realmePhilippines, @realme_PH on Twitter, and @realmephilippines on Instagram. #DareToDisrupt #realmePH


Huawei, along with industry partners, held the Intelligent World 2030 Forum. David Wang, Executive Director and President of ICT Products &a...

Huawei Releases the Intelligent World 2030 Report to Explore Trends in the Next Decade

Huawei, along with industry partners, held the Intelligent World 2030 Forum. David Wang, Executive Director and President of ICT Products & Solutions of Huawei, released the Intelligent World 2030 report with a keynote speech on Exploring the Intelligent World 2030. This is the first time that Huawei has used quantitative and qualitative methods to systematically describe the intelligent world in the next decade and forecast industry trends, helping industries identify new opportunities and discover new value.

David Wang releases the Intelligent World 2030 report

Over the past three years, Huawei has conducted in-depth exchanges with more than 1,000 academics, customers, and partners in the industry, organized more than 2,000 workshops, and drawn on data and methods from authoritative organizations, such as the United Nations, World Economic Forum, and World Health Organization. Huawei has derived insights from scientific journals such as Nature and IEEE, and drawn wisdom from relevant industry associations and consulting firms, as well as experts within and outside Huawei. Through these efforts, Huawei has developed the Intelligent World 2030 report, providing insights into ICT technology and application trends in the next decade.

The report proposes eight cross-disciplinary and cross-domain directions for exploration at the macro level. It explains how ICT technologies can solve critical problems and challenges of human development, and what new opportunities can be brought to organizations and individuals. At the industry level, the report explores the future technologies and development directions of communications networks, computing, digital power, and intelligent automotive solutions.

Wang said, "30 years ago, we decided to enrich life through communications. 10 years ago, we decided to connect every corner of the world, to build a better, connected world. Now, our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. We firmly believe that a brilliant intelligent world is arriving at an accelerated pace."

Many heavyweight guests were invited to speak at the forum, including renowned futurist Steven Johnson, founding and rotating chairman of the World Electric Vehicle Association Chen Qingquan, Co-President of Roland Berg Global Management Committee Denis Depoux, and Vice President of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) Wang Zhiqin. They shared their insights on the intelligent world and discussed how ICT can better drive socio-economic development.

As the prominent futurist and science author Steven Johnson said, we are entering an era of exponential growth. The coming decades will be characterized by a golden age of collaboration between human and machine intelligence, and algorithms will enhance human intelligence. As technology grows exponentially, all of society will benefit.

The Intelligent World 2030 Forum is the first time that Huawei has systematically shared cutting-edge research and insights into the next decade. This sharing of knowledge will bring great value to social development, especially for global digital transformation and digital economy.

Imagination will determine how far we will go in the future, action will determine how quickly we will reach the future, and the best way to predict the future is to create it. There are still plenty of challenges to overcome on the road to the intelligent world. As David Wang said at the end of his speech, "We believe, the greatest wisdom is found in shared ideas. Dreams are the key driver of social progress. Moving towards the next decade, let's work together to shape a better, intelligent world."

Overview of the report:

Outlooks for the intelligent world 2030: We will live a better life in 2030, with more food, larger living spaces, renewable energy, digital services, and no traffic. We will be able to relinquish repetitive and dangerous work to machines, and have secure access to digital services. To meet these needs, we have set eight directions for exploration, including health, food, living, and transportation.

In 2030, we will be able to identify potential health problems by computing and modeling public health and medical data, shifting the focus from treatment to prevention. Precise medical solutions powered by IoT and AI will become a reality.

In 2030, vertical farms unaffected by climate will be applied on a large scale, so that we can provide green food for all. 3D printing will make it possible for us to create artificial meat to meet our nutritional needs.

Our homes and offices will become zero-carbon buildings. Next-generation IoT technology will build adaptive home environments that understand our needs.

New energy vehicles will become the mobile "third space". New aircraft will make emergency services more efficient, reduce the cost of medical supplies, and change the way we commute.

In addition to healthcare, food, living spaces, and transportation, Huawei has also explored the future of cities, energy, enterprises, and digital trust. We look forward to working with you to explore endless possibilities in 2030.

Communications Network 2030: In the next decade, the objects and boundaries of network connectivity will continue to expand. By 2030, as technologies such as XR, naked-eye 3D display, digital touch, and digital smell develop further, "digital vision, digital touch, and digital smell" will create an immersive and disruptive experience through next-generation networks. At the same time, as networks evolve from connecting billions of people to hundreds of billions of things, network design will change from focusing on human cognition to machine cognition. We will see an emergence of multi-level computing infrastructure for hundreds of billions of things and massive data, as well as computing power networks that provide connectivity. In addition, four future network scenarios will gradually become a reality. They are the networks that will deliver a consistent experience for homes, offices, and vehicles, satellite broadband Internet, industrial Internet, and computing power network.

As part of the intelligent world, the communications network of 2030 will evolve towards cubic broadband networks, deterministic experience, AI-native, HCS, security and trustworthiness, and green and low-carbon networks. Huawei predicts that the total number of global connections will reach 200 billion by 2030. At the same time, enterprise network access, home broadband access, and individual wireless access will exceed 10 Gbit/s, ushering in an era of 10 Gbit/s connectivity.

Computing 2030: By 2030, the digital and physical worlds will be seamlessly converged, allowing people and machines to interact perceptually and emotionally. AI will become ubiquitous and help us transcend human limitations. It will serve as microscopes and telescopes of scientists, enhancing our understanding of everything from the tiniest quarks to the largest cosmological phenomena. Industries already making extensive use of digital technology will become more intelligent with AI. Computing energy efficiency will increase dramatically, bringing us closer to zero-carbon computing. Digital technologies can become a tool for achieving the global goal of carbon neutrality.

Computing is approaching its physical limits, so innovation in software, architecture, and systems are needed. More importantly, the entire industry needs to jointly explore a new foundation for computing, break through the physical limits of semiconductors, and make computing greener, more secure, and more intelligent. Huawei predicts that by 2030, humanity will enter the yottabyte data era, with general-purpose computing power increasing by 10 times and AI computing power by 500 times.

Digital Power 2030: In the next decade, humanity will enter the digital power era, striving towards low-carbon development, electrification, and intelligent transformation. New renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaic and wind power, will gradually replace fossil fuels. Power electronic technology and digital technology are being deeply converged to enable "bit to manage watt" throughout the energy system and realize various intelligent applications on the "energy cloud". Huawei predicts that by 2030, solar energy will become one of our main power sources, the proportion of renewables in global electricity generation will be 50%, the share of electricity in final energy consumption is expected to exceed 30%, electric vehicles as a proportion of new vehicles sold will exceed 50%, and renewable energy will power 80% of digital infrastructure.

Intelligent Automotive Solution 2030: In the next decade, electrification and intelligence will be unstoppable, and ICT technologies will converge with the automotive industry. The automotive industry will witness the development of intelligent driving, intelligent spaces, intelligent services, and intelligent operations. Huawei hopes to use its ICT technologies to enable an intelligent automotive industry and help carmakers build better vehicles.

The ultimate goal of intelligent driving is to use technologies such as autonomous driving to greatly reduce the incidence of traffic accidents, and deliver efficient and seamless travel experiences to users. Intelligent driving has so far been mainly limited to closed roads like high-speed roads and campus roads, but it will gradually see more application on public roads, such as those in urban areas. Vehicles will become a new intelligent space. With the support of ICT, technologies like AI, biometric recognition, in-vehicle optical sensors, and AR/VR will bring new features to the cockpit. Intelligent vehicles will truly transform from a flexible mobile space to an intelligent living space that integrates the virtual and physical worlds. Huawei predicts that, by 2030, autonomous vehicles will account for 20% of new vehicles sold in China, electric vehicles will account for more than 50% of new vehicles sold, vehicles will come equipped with computing power of over 5,000 TOPS, and in-vehicle network transmission speed per link will exceed 100 Gbps.

For more information, please visit: https://www.huawei.com/en/giv


When the pandemic hit, people from all walks of life were forced to live a “new normal” with a set of new restrictions and limitations. One ...

Educators from Catbalogan City power through distance learning with Epson WorkForce Pro Multifunction Printers

When the pandemic hit, people from all walks of life were forced to live a “new normal” with a set of new restrictions and limitations. One of the many changes was the transition of the education system from face-to-face classes to blended learning, which proved challenging in the Philippines. For educators in Catbalogan City, they had to respond quickly to ensure that their students’ learning remains unhampered. 

Transition to modular learning

DepEd has announced that it will continue to implement a distance learning approach for the new school year, which means that teachers and students who are geographically remote from one another will resume interactions outside of the traditional face-to-face setup. As technology and internet connectivity remain a problem for most students, DepEd will be providing printed module materials which contain different activities, discussion points, and performance tasks which the students need to accomplish on their own.

To be able to cater to diverse learners, all schools in the city of Catbalogan implemented a combination of modular, TV, and radio learning to make education more accessible. Cecilia Arga, Learning Resource Manager of DepEd Catbalogan City Division and Maximiano Casino, School Head of Silanga Elementary School under SPO Catbalogan City, shared their experience with overcoming the challenges to new modes of learning. For them, the transition was difficult due to the public’s lack of knowledge on the mode of learning to be implemented and the availability of learning resources. To help address this, the city government, together with the local DepEd division, conducted a series of trainings and provided the tools needed to produce printed modules. “We started from proper orientation of the teachers, the school heads, the parents, and even the local stakeholders. It was through proper advocacy of the learning delivery modality that the schools will be implementing, and of course, it was also all about educating the parents and most especially the learners. Then we went to the preparation of the learning resources needed by the students, that’s where we focused on next,” said Arga.

Mass producing high-quality learning modules

Anticipating the needs of students under distance learning, DepEd Catbalogan City Division and Silanga Elementary School chose to use Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-C869R & WF-C878R multifunction printers for their supplement materials.

According to Arga and Casino, implementing modular learning means relying heavily on printers to mass produce learning materials and make them available for students on time. The school estimates that it prints 3,000 sets of materials per day, which include not only activity sheets and educational modules, but also the provision of various assessment and intervention materials used to gather insights from parents and students. 

“We print intervention materials so that we’ll be able to bridge learning gaps especially for learners who are struggling with the current setup. Face-to-face classes already had its own set of issues, what more with blended learning where we do not see our students daily?” Casino explained.

Arga shared that the WorkForce Pro WF-C869R & WF-C878R multifunction printers produced good quality printouts, especially in color, which is crucial for learning materials intended for younger students. Moreover, Arga attests to the printers’ user-friendly features, and shares how tasks such as changing ink packs, diagnosis, and basic troubleshooting can be done without the help of a technician. “When schools print in large quantities, we expect that they might encounter printer issues. Most of the teachers do the troubleshooting themselves. Even without going to the suppliers, most of them can do it,” she elaborated.

Aside from its ease of use, Epson’s business inkjet printers offer high quality scanning and photocopying, which is why educators like Arga and Casino consider these printers as indispensable partners not only for the current situation, but even beyond the pandemic.

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XTREME Appliances, the country’s leading one-stop shop appliance brand, continues to strengthen its standing in the local appliance market. ...

XTREME Appliances continues to soar with 148% increase in 2021 sales

XTREME Appliances, the country’s leading one-stop shop appliance brand, continues to strengthen its standing in the local appliance market. Despite the economic challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the brand managed to increase its overall sales to 148% — the growth was driven by the solid demand of their hero products including TVs, gas ranges, aircons, washing machines, and refrigerators.

According to XTREME Appliances Vice President for Marketing, Stephen Cheng, the exponential growth of sales was fueled by the increasing demand of home improvement and the desire for household upgrades. 

“Some Filipinos are looking for ways to make their quarantine bearable and worthwhile. The surge in home improvements including appliances upgrade has been really impactful to the local appliance market, most especially to our brand. The fact of the matter is, these home projects and lifestyle upgrades cater to the lifestyle changes in this new normal world.”

XTREME Appliances Vice President for Marketing, Stephen Cheng,

Since the first quarter of 2021, the growth of sales in XTREME televisions, most specifically Android TVs, has reached 52% growth in sales compared to 2020 and it is expected to continue in the last quarter to support the overall sales at the end of the year. Meanwhile, XTREME Cool products including air conditioning units, refrigerators, and washing machines showed a high demand with an average of 30% increase. The brand also noted that a good number of Filipino households have been investing in premium quality kitchen products hence the rapid increase of sales of gas range, and other kitchen appliances in both offline and online platforms. This year’s impressive sales performance of hero products solidified XTREME Appliances’ growing market share in the local appliance landscape.

True to its commitment in bringing premium quality yet affordable appliances to the Filipino market, XTREME Appliances launched new products that are designed to help every Filipino adapt to the new normal setting. These products include portable aircon, electric oven, large-capacity air fryer, twin tub washing machines, inverter double-door refrigerator, deep fryer, and a variety of gas stoves. Collectively, these new additions to the ever-growing product lines have contributed an immense increase in sales — a clear evidence that the brand’s effective product pipeline has been focused on adapting to lifestyle and economic changes.

On the other hand, XTREME Appliances continues to expand its reach across the country through its 40 concept stores as of September 2021. A total of concept stores are expected to be launched by the end of the year. Aside from Lazada and Shopee, the brand has been partnering with various online platforms including Ayala Malls Zing, Linkshop, MetroMart, Nest Genie, and GLife-Gcash. Earlier this year, the brand established partnerships with most trusted retail stores like Abenson, Ansons, SNR, All Homes, and Puregold.

As part of the brand’s efforts in maintaining its standing as the leading one-stop shop appliance brand, XTREME Appliances just launched its newest endorser, actress and fashion icon Heart Evangelista-Escudero. According to Mr. Cheng, the brand is gearing up for a new chapter as it is now ready to leverage their brand visibility through aggressive marketing efforts.

“XTREME Appliances is a brand for Filipinos. We always make sure to cater every Filipino’s needs and preferences. That's why we are continuously developing new product lines, and building better relationships with our customers, dealers, media, and everyone in between. We are 101% ready!”

To keep updated on the latest news and happenings of XTREME Appliances, like and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok accounts and join their official online community on Facebook, XTREME Fam. For the full list of products and exclusive discounts, please visit XTREME on Website, Lazada, and Shopee e-commerce.