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SUEZ Asia joins The Alliance to End Plastic Waste in ALL_TOGETHER GLOBAL CLEANUP effort to rid the world of litter

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SUEZ Asia joins The Alliance to End Plastic Waste in ALL_TOGETHER GLOBAL CLEANUP effort to rid the world of litter

SUEZ Asia is partnering with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to extend its efforts to lessen the impact of litter on the environment. In celebration of World Cleanup Day 2020, SUEZ Asia will participate in the global initiative ALL_TOGETHER GLOBAL CLEANUP to remove litter.

As a founding member of the international Alliance to End Plastic Waste, and part of Thailand’s Public Private Partnership for Sustainable Plastic and Waste Management (PPP Plastics Thailand), SUEZ will mobilize 9,000 employees in Southeast Asia and China to support the campaign and demonstrate our commitment to protect the oceans.

As a leading player in the recycling of plastics, SUEZ deals with waste plastic every day to give it a new lease of life through collection, sorting, treatment, and recycling. On a global level, the Group processes nearly 400,000 tonnes of plastic waste across nine specialist facilities in Europe and produces 150,000 tonnes of circular polymers each year. Most recently, it has built a plastic recycling plant in Thailand that is currently under trial run. It is the largest Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic recycling facility in the country to help address its rising plastic packaging waste.

“We encourage SUEZ’s employees, partners and individuals to participate and spread the word about the campaign. Our actions will help create a positive change in the effort to rid the planet of litter,” said Antoine Grange, CEO of Recycling and Recovery, SUEZ Asia. “Litter in the environment is a global challenge with local solutions, and we’re committed to safely joining together to reduce waste in our communities.”

Beginning on World Cleanup Day 2020 and extending for the ensuing two weeks, volunteers from the Alliance, employees of participating member and non-member companies, partners and individuals will rally to eliminate marine litter.

In addition, TED-Ed has created virtual lesson plans and videos about litter in the environment.

“The scale of the global litter challenge can feel daunting, but growing participation in World Cleanup Day has demonstrated that individuals are eager to do their part,” said Jacob Duer, President and CEO, Alliance to End Plastic Waste. “Through the ALL_TOGETHER GLOBAL CLEANUP, the Alliance and our members are determined to further reduce litter in our mission to end plastic waste in the environment.”

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"Paradigm Shift for Greater Value" Huawei drives 100 typical scenario-based solutions built on robust partnership

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"Paradigm Shift for Greater Value" Huawei drives 100 typical scenario-based solutions built on robust partnership

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2020, Mr. Peng Zhongyang, Board Member, President of Enterprise BG, Huawei, delivered a keynote speech on the theme of “Paradigm Shift for Greater Value”. Peng stated that the shift to a new paradigm of industrial digital transformation is urgently needed for the development of our future intelligent society. To drive industrial digitalization and construct the new paradigm, we need to focus on clients’ demands and dreams, realize the new paradigm by scenario-based innovation, and through the synergy across five tech domains to establish a digital ecosystem for mutual benefits with joint creation while creating new value for industries.

Cutting-edge technology, industry know-how, and practices

2020 is an extraordinary year, witnessing explosive growth in technologies together with reforms in different industries. The tremendous potential of digital transformation is to be unleashed on the basis of synergy across five tech domains, in which connectivity, cloud computing, AI and applications develop surrounding 5G in ways never seen before.

By turning coal mines into digital structures for more than 10 scenarios, Huawei has achieved digital twining, making whole mining business digital and smart.

For the Malanshan Video Cultural Creative Industrial Park, Huawei has collaborated with clients and partners to establish the cloud platform for filming process, streamline the entire video production ranging from shooting, editing streaming, to storage and backhaul, shortening the cycle by 30% and reducing cost by 20%.

Huawei has long been adhering to best practices for a better future. In 2018, Huawei’s logistics park in Dongguan underwent transformation that lasted for half a year. With the help of automated equipment and intelligent algorithms, delivery efficiency (volume of goods delivered per capita) has increased by 67%, and the delivery cycle has been shortened by over 50%.

Peng concluded, “There are three decisive factors while digitalizing scenarios. The first one is the cutting-edge technology, allowing integration of ICT with core scenarios. The second one is industry know-how, where we should seek industrial insights in depth and understand the industrial knowledge. Finally, it is all about execution. That is to put all these into practice, turning theories into reality with continuous exploration and innovation.”

A new paradigm of digital transformation

A digital ecosystem with which Huawei creates and shares value is crucial for the construction of the prosperous digital future.

In the digitalized era, the essence of business is to “make the cake bigger” and achieve win-win results rather than compete in the zero-sum game. To this end, Huawei proposes to build a “digital ecosystem cube” from three dimensions. The first dimension is to target at the future of digitalization, gain insights of the unsatisfied demands from numerous segmented scenarios in various industries, which is the premise of “the bigger cake”. The second dimension is to aggregate different capabilities of various partners and fully play to their strengths, which is the basis of “baking a bigger cake”. The third is to develop multiple approaches for collaboration and business models, and make conscious effort to create and share value together. This is the permanent force that continually drives the expansion of market size.

Taking Shenzhen Airport as an example. By working with industry-leading solution partners and based on the synergy across five tech domains that integrates end devices, data management and industry application, Huawei has developed diverse and segmented scenario-based solutions, such as flight scheduling, stand allocation and ground support. In 2019, it helped reduce the number of passengers who took shuttle bus by some 2.6 million, boosting the efficiency of security check by 60%. It has led to a safer airport with better efficiency and superior experience tailor-made for travelers.

Now, Huawei has built on the 100 scenario-based solutions, creating more industrial value associated with partners.

“You can’t find a new land with an old map,” Peng said, calling on clients to embrace changes, and craft a new paradigm of industrial digital transformation for a greater future.

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2020, the global leading ICT company also invited clients with great achievements in digital transformation to share their experience.

Chen Jinzu, General Manager of Shenzhen Airport Group, said that Shenzhen Airport is a pioneer in digital transformation, contributing in building a smart civic airport with the wisdom and experience of Shenzhen.

Tang Shaojie, General Manager of Shenzhen Metro Group, said that as the backbone of public transportation, Shenzhen Metro will facilitate station-city integration, high degree of amalgamation of multiple transportation modes across Shenzhen and the region, and joint-construction of the “Greater Bay Area on the track”, with a smart city initiative.

In appreciating global partners for their efforts in driving business growth and shared success over the past years, Huawei has presented them with outstanding partner awards of 2020. These recognitions include the Excellent Global Channel Partner, Excellent Global Strategic Partner, Excellent Global Distributor, Excellent Global Industry Solution Partner, Excellent Global Talent Ecosystem Partner, and Excellent HUAWEI CLOUD Channel Partner. Meanwhile, Huawei has announced its declaration of industry ecosystem, that is to innovate and grow together for success together in the future.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2020 is an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the global ICT industry, and is being held in Shanghai from September 23 to 26, 2020. HUAWEI CONNECT is an open platform designed to help our customers and partners navigate these changes, share experience, and work together to create new value. At this year’s event, we will explore trends and opportunities in industry digitization; showcase advanced ICT technologies, products, and solutions; give you an insider’s look at the fruits of joint innovation; and share best practices in digital transformation. Our ultimate goal is to build an open and sound industry ecosystem that will benefit all stakeholders and create new value for all industries. For more information, please visit:

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Next-generation Wireless Business Support Systems to Enhance Digital Efficiency for Communication Service Providers

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Next-generation Wireless Business Support Systems to Enhance Digital Efficiency for Communication Service Providers

BSS solutions must leverage next-generation computing, network, and storage technologies to meet strict 5G performance requirements, says Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunities in the Next-Generation Wireless BSS Market, reveals that business support systems (BSS) are necessary to provide the fast-changing requirements in 5G and enhance customer experiences. They also help communication service providers (CSPs) deliver personalized service experiences for consumers and businesses. The research profiles three leading BSS providers and their solutions. Vendors have introduced advanced BSS features, including the ability to support flexible deployments (core and edge) and options for network slice lifecycle management, which are critical in helping CSPs deliver on multi-partner business models. However, due to COVID-19, the global BSS market is estimated to experience a slowdown in the short term, whereas the long-term outlook remains positive.

“It is evident that BSS can significantly drive efforts to help organizations address key concerns such as introducing digital services and enabling customers to personalize their service experience,” said Vikrant Gandhi, Senior Industry Director, Information & Communication Technologies at Frost & Sullivan. “However, businesses from across many other industry verticals are still relatively early in their digitization efforts and are facing issues similar to those of CSPs in the early days of their digital transformation efforts.”

Gandhi added: “Given the evolving situation, it is more critical than ever for wireless networks to function reliably and support the connectivity requirements across the board. BSS vendors are supporting existing 4G (and earlier generations) network services that currently drive the majority of their revenue. Going forward, while the wireless industry remains a priority for BSS vendors, they are also able to align BSS solutions to meet the needs of communications, financial services, healthcare, and media and entertainment companies, as well as government entities.”

Frost & Sullivan firmly believes that BSS vendors can partner with CSPs to create immense growth prospects, including:

  • Pioneer new price plans and partner-based business models such as B2B, B2C, and B2B2X for 5G success.
  • Introduce AI-driven BSS and customer experience solutions that help CSPs deliver differentiated 5G services.
  • Leverage cloud-native principles and support flexible deployments (core and edge) to help operators monetize different features of the network and create new opportunities.
  • Implement a robust 5G policy that can set performance characteristics, including quality of service (QoS) and latency. With 5G, the policy can control networks and services down to the device level to ensure the best customer experience while managing valuable network resources.

Growth Opportunities in the Next-Generation Wireless BSS Market, 2020 is the latest addition to Frost & Sullivan’s Information & Communication Technologies research and analyses available through the Frost & Sullivan Leadership Council, which helps organizations identify a continuous flow of growth opportunities to succeed in an unpredictable future.

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Ampersand Capital Partners Acquires American Laboratory Products Company

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Ampersand Capital Partners Acquires American Laboratory Products Company

American Laboratory Products Company, Ltd. (ALPCO), a specialty in vitro diagnostics company, today announced the majority recapitalization of the company by Ampersand Capital Partners. Ampersand’s investment will be used to support ALPCO’s worldwide growth initiatives, including the expansion of the company’s diagnostics test kit offering, broadening the company’s geographic presence, and fueling internal R&D product development and production operations.

ALPCO is a Salem, NH-based in vitro diagnostics company that offers specialty immunoassay products (IVD and RUO) primarily focused on the clinical gastroenterology and diabetes research segments. Founded in 1990 by Richard and Jan Conley as an importer and distributor of immunoassay-based products for the North American life science markets, the company is now a leading global provider of both distributed and proprietary diagnostics products. As part of the transaction, Richard and Jan Conley will remain shareholders in the company, and Sean Conley will continue to lead the business as CEO. ALPCO has also announced the appointment of Larry McCarthy, PhD as Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors.

“We are very excited to partner with Sean and his team to continue to grow the business,” stated Eric Lev, General Partner at Ampersand. “With our operating and investment experience within the laboratory products and diagnostics markets, coupled with an injection of growth capital, we believe that ALPCO is poised to be a market leader in specialty immunoassay products worldwide.”

Sean Conley added: “We have always been committed to offering our customers the solutions they need to both advance the quality of care and enable better medical research. I am confident that this partnership with Ampersand will allow us to grow as an organization and better serve our customers as we invest in our infrastructure and service offering.”

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