Global Optical Fiber and Cable Conference 2019:
a New Milestone in the Development of Global Optical Fiber Communication
November 18-20, the Global Optical Fiber and Cable Conference 2019 was held in Shanghai International Convention Center. Chu Junhao, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, infrared physicist and semiconductor physics and device expert; Lin Jintong, former president of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, vice president of China Institute of Communications; Yuan Ruiqing, leader of Jiangsu Telecommunications Administration Bureau; Wang Jianyi, leader of Zhejiang Federation of Industry and Commerce and president of the board of directors of Futong Group; Cui Genliang, vice president of Jiangsu Federation of Industry and Commerce and president of the board of directors of Hengtong Group; Yang Xi, vice president of Shanghai Federation of Industry and Commerce; He Guili, vice president of China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, Deputy Secretary General of China Internet Association; Gao Junshi, director of Division of Optical Communications in China Mobile Group Design Institute; and other academicians, experts and leaders attended the opening ceremony.
The conference is jointly sponsored by Asian-Pacific Optical Fiber & Cable Industry Association (APC) and Hengtong Group. The conference has been highly valued and concerned by more than 30 countries, nearly 300 scientific research institutes, industry institutions and leading enterprises. More than 600 senior executives from well-known telecom operators, academicians and experts, global optical communication industry leaders, and upstream and downstream enterprises of optical communication industry chain attended the meeting. Among them, leaders of the Ministry of industry and operators from Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Brazil, Ecuador, Italy, Portugal, Serbia, Croatia, Poland, South Africa, Ghana, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and other countries attended the meeting.
Yuan Ruiqing, leader of Jiangsu Telecommunications Administration Bureau, said that the optical fiber and cable industry has developed rapidly in the past 20 years. More than 3 billion core kilometers of optical fiber have been laid in the world. Optical fiber communication has created a huge information and communication technology (ICT) industry group. The overall level of China's optical fiber communication technology basically keeps pace with the international leading level, and has realized the transformation from "tracking" to "leading" in some fields. Facing the future, the market of optical fiber and cable has a huge development space and a long life cycle.
Wang Jianyi, leader of Zhejiang Federation of Industry and Commerce and president of the board of directors of Futong Group, said that the optical fiber and cable industry has a glorious history, inspirational experience and innovative spirit. Facing the future, the optical fiber and cable industry should be firm in confidence, maintain fixed strength, give priority to competitiveness, develop with high quality, strengthen exchanges and win-win cooperation.
Cui Genliang, vice president of Jiangsu Federation of Industry and Commerce and president of the board of directors of Hengtong Group, said in his opening speech that the global optical fiber and cable conference was of great significance in Shanghai. Shanghai is the birthplace of the scientist, Nobel Prize winner in physics and the father of optical fiber, which embodies the respect for the spirit of scientists. The technological breakthroughs of optical fiber communication and the upgrading of industrial development have brought about great changes in the global economy. Human beings will enter a new era of artificial intelligence, digital revolution and interconnection of all things, which will bring unprecedented development opportunities to the optical communication industry. Standing in a new era and starting point of the development of communication technology, Cui Genliang proposed that the industry should focus on the future, strengthen the joint coordination among industries, and build an industrial ecosystem of healthy development of the industry with a cooperative attitude of consultation, co construction and sharing And consciously take on the responsibility and mission of high-quality development.
Yang Xi said in her speech that Shanghai is the most dynamic and potential economic center in China, the pacesetter of China's reform and opening up, the pioneer of innovation and development, and the core and demonstration area of the Yangtze River Delta's ecological and green integration development. Yang Xi believes that the convening of this conference in Shanghai will certainly promote Shanghai to stand at the forefront of global development, advance the layout of 5G and other new generation communication technologies and industries, push Shanghai to take the lead in the development of big data, cloud computing, Internet of things and other fields, and promote the construction of Shanghai's smart city and smart society.
The theme of this conference is "5G Optical Fiber Links Intelligent Future". It will build a harmonious, healthy and joint innovation development platform for global optical communication enterprises. The conference gathered more than 30 professional keynote speeches, covering the discussion and sharing of new technologies and applications from optical fiber network, marine communication, optical communication to the whole industrial chain, discussing the changes of global market demand for optical fiber communication, innovation based on 5G technology, FTTx development, marine communication technology, future development trend of optical communication industry, and new technologies and applications from optical communication to the whole industrial chain. In this conference, attendees discussed and shared the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry, which promotes the deep integration of global optical communication technology, industry and industry, the development of big data, cloud computing and the Internet of everything, and the construction of smart city, digital country and intelligent society.
Among them, Chu Junhao, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lin Jintong, former president of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, vice president of China Institute of Communications, He Guili, vice president of China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, and leaders of the Ministry of industry of Indonesia respectively discussed "Sensors and intelligence age", "5G application to promote optical fiber development", "Optical fiber and cable: current research and development trend", "Present situation and future of FTTH market in Indonesia" delivered wonderful speeches, discussing and sharing the new technology and new market trend and future development direction in 5G era from the perspective of industry and professional height.
The world has become a global village due to the interconnection of optical fiber and cable. China's import of optical fiber in the past has grown into the country with the largest production capacity and market demand of optical fiber and cable in the world, accounting for more than 50% of the global share. The Chinese people, and the countries along the "Belt and Road", more and more widely share the feast of Internet services and information consumption. 5G, as a new generation of mobile communication technology, will bring new opportunities to the optical fiber communication industry, greatly improve the business capacity of mobile Internet, strongly support the vigorous development of digital economy, open a new era of Internet of all things, and build a new milestone in the development of global optical fiber communication.