Liu Chuanzhi. Photo: Deng Pan
Whoever masters the standards will be able to control the world's discourse power in communications.
Comprehensive Editing|Zhang Hong
On May 11 at 11 am, Liu Chuanzhi, who had not been seen for a long time, issued a question An open letter for “Defend yourself and fight to win the Lenovo honor battle!” explained how “Lenovo did not support Huawei” when it was widely spread in the “5G standard voting”. (The full text is attached hereafter).
In recent days, Liu Chuanzhi noticed from his friend's article that he had suddenly appeared some articles that were directed at association and were quite vicious, even deducting the “selling country” hat. On Lenovo, the voice became louder and louder, causing Lenovo’s reputation to be seriously challenged. This made him very shocked!
Liu Chuanzhi said, “Because I no longer held any position in Lenovo Group during these years and I did not understand the whole story of this matter, so I sent a number of senior executives to Yuan Qing and Lenovo Group, including participating in 3GPP at that time. The Lenovo representative of the conference conducted a detailed investigation. I, Yuan Qing and Lenovo Holdings President Zhu Linan believe that we need to explain the actual situation and the investigation results to all Lenovo employees.”
This happened in 2016. Things about the 5G channel coding standard plan voting. During the entire voting process, Lenovo Group representatives followed two principles: One is basic, and it is necessary to safeguard the interests of their own companies; the other, higher principle is to focus on the overall situation. What is the overall situation? The overall situation is the overall interests of the country and the development of the industry.
The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is the communications standardization organization with the greatest impact in the world. It coordinates the development of standards for organizations in the field of communications. This is a very specialized academic organization. Purely technical discussions. In the first round of the 5G eMBB scheme (RAN1#86bis) voted by the 3GPP organization, Lenovo Group chose the LDPC technology solution based on its own prior technology and patent reserves. In the second round of voting (RAN1#87), we comprehensively considered the overall industrial cooperation of the country., innovation and development, resolutely chose the Polar code solution that Lenovo didn't have much technology accumulation before. Throughout the entire process, I personally think that Lenovo's voting principle is no problem and there is no problem in implementing it!
In order to verify this conclusion, I specifically talked to Mr. Ren Zhengfei of Huawei and he told me that Lenovo had no problem in the voting process of the 5G standard. Thank you for your support. We all agree that Chinese companies should be united and cannot be provoked by outsiders.
Liu Chuanzhi went on to say that an incident in the field of technology, which happened two years later, has suddenly been turned upside down, and it has also been stigmatized as a traitorous act. It has been fermenting. This is an accidental event. Still being used? All kinds of abnormal phenomena cannot help but think deeply.
An industry expert said because 5G is too important. There is a good saying: "First-class companies sell standards, second-rate companies sell technology, and third-rate companies sell products." Whoever masters the standards will be able to control the right to speak in the world of communications. For this reason, countries have invested a lot of energy and financial resources, and competition has become increasingly fierce. On May 11, Wang Jianzhou, former chairman of China Mobile Communications Corporation, stated in an activity that China’s mobile communications industry has experienced more than 30 years of development and experienced “1G gap, 2G follow-up, and 3G breakthrough.” , 4G and run, "In the coming 5G era, China is trying hard to become a leader."
Wang Jianzhou recalled: “When the 1G was opened, I was the chief of the Hangzhou Telecommunication Bureau and saw that users were queuing up very anxiously and hoped to use mobile phones as soon as possible. All the equipment at the time was It's imported. We can only call Motorola, urge them to arrive sooner, and complete the expansion project sooner, so this situation is very much a feeling of emotion today."
In recent years, Chinese companies represented by Huawei have fully participated in the process of formulating the 5G standard and have a greater right to speak.
In November 2016, Huawei-sponsored Polar code was identified by the communications standards organization 3GPP as a technical solution for control channel coding in the 5G eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband) scenario. This is a landmark event that China's research on 5G mobile communication technology has escaped following in the formulation of communication standards and has made significant progress.
Not only that, ZTE, Spreadtrum, Lianxin, Datang, and many mobile phone companies are also divided.Do not make significant progress in different areas such as R&D, network construction, and communications equipment. The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) regards China's "IMT-2020" as the official name of the 5G technology, which to a large extent represents the initial recognition of international organizations for China's achievements in 5G research.
On May 11th, some netizens pulled out their old accounts and said that at the 3GPP meeting in 2016, Lenovo was a Chinese manufacturer but did not have a Huawei team, instead The vote was given to Qualcomm, because Lenovo’s “traitor” caused Huawei to lose a small advantage over the long code.
Afterwards, Lenovo CMO Wang Chuandong issued a statement saying that Lenovo voted for the 5G standard Polar program (the program is dominated by Chinese companies such as Huawei and China Mobile), including Lenovo’s Motorola Mobile. All are in favor of votes.
From the two minutes of the meeting, Lenovo was the 86th The LDPC is supported during the meeting. This is also the choice of most manufacturers. Only Huawei maintains Polar, and the final result is that the LDPC wins over the long-term part of the data transmission.
At the 87th meeting, in the competition for the short-code part of 5G data transmission, Chinese companies were successful and the Polar program won.
So Lenovo said that they voted in favor of Polar. It's not all honest. It should be one time in favor and one in opposition. However, Polar was clearly outnumbered and Lenovo’s negative vote did not play a decisive role. It would be an exaggeration to say that Lenovo pitted Huawei. It was because Lenovo was the only Chinese company in the Qualcomm camp. The handle.
In Liu Chuanzhi's open letter, it is clear that this issue is clear.
On May 21st, May 21, Huawei issued a statement through its official Weibo “Huawei China” that Huawei and other 55 companies (including Lenovo and Motorola Mobility) at the 3GPP conference in November 2016 Based on a wide range of performance evaluations and analysis comparisons, the Polar code was jointly proposed as a control channel encoding mechanism and passed, Lenovo and its Motorola mobileVotes for this program are all in favor.
At 23:50 that night, Lenovo forwarded a Huawei China statement. It also stated that Lenovo will cooperate extensively with Huawei and related domestic companies to help the 5G industry thrive!
On the morning of May 12, Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO of Lenovo Group In his circle of friends, he forwarded the title “Detailed Secret: 5G Voting Two Years Ago.” What did Lenovo actually do? "The article, and the distribution:" This is a vote on the technical standards, it can be hard to speculate on a patriotic topic in two years. Well, patriotic, er, it can definitely withstand the test! But the problem is, If you really affix a patriotic label to a technical standard, can it still be unobstructed in the international market?"
On the evening of May 15, Huawei re-issued a statement that:
1,5G as a new generation of mobile communications technology, requires the participation of research institutions and companies from all countries, 3GPP is The International Mobile Communications Standardization Organization has more than 500 companies and research institutes participating in the world. Tens of thousands of scientists and experts have struggled for several years and are making joint efforts for the development of a unified global 5G standard. The 5G standard will continue to evolve. It will take more people and more time to complete.
2. The LDPC code is a coding principle proposed by a professor in the United States in 1962. The Polar code is a coding principle proposed by a professor in Turkey in 2008. Based on this, tens of thousands of companies have had ten thousand people for decades. Engineering research was conducted. 3GPP selected LDPC codes and Polar codes to be 5G data and control channel coding, respectively, making it part of the 5G standard. Under the leadership of the IMT2020 (5G) Promotion Team, Huawei participated in the 5G standardization research work and made its own contribution. Huawei Corporation would like to thank Lenovo Group and its partners for their consistent support. They are also willing to cooperate with Lenovo Group and other partners in the industry chain.With joint efforts to continue to promote the healthy development of the 5G industry.
3. As one of the major contributors to 5G research and standards, Huawei is willing to continue to recommend and share more innovative technologies to industry chain partners in the standardization activities, and never extort any other companies or The society, in the open and equal cooperation, jointly build a healthy 5G ecological environment.
Finally, attach the full text of Liu's open letter:
In recent days, the article I transferred from my friend I noticed that suddenly there have been some articles that have been pointed at associations and are quite vicious, and even the “traitorized” hat has been buckled on Lenovo. The sound has become louder and louder, which has caused Lenovo’s reputation to be seriously challenged. I was very shocked! Since I no longer held any position in Lenovo Group during these years and I did not understand the whole story, I conducted a detailed investigation of Yuanqing and several Lenovo executives, including representatives of Lenovo who participated in the 3GPP conference. I, Yuan Qing and Lenovo Holdings President Zhu Linan believe that we need to explain the actual situation and survey results to all Lenovo employees.
This is what happened in 2016 on 5G channel coding standard program voting. During the entire voting process, Lenovo Group representatives followed two principles: One is basic, and it is necessary to safeguard the interests of their own companies; the other, higher principle is to focus on the overall situation. What is the overall situation? The overall situation is the overall interests of the country and the development of the industry.
In a technical field event, almost two years after the incident, it was suddenly overturned. It was also being stigmatized as a traitorous act, and it was constantly fermenting. Is this accidental? Still being used? All kinds of abnormal phenomena cannot help but think deeply.
Because all Lenovo people understand that Lenovo's brand is hard-won!
In 1984, a group of scientific researchers who did not understand the market and had the dream of serving the country in the industry hardly started the entrepreneurial path of the domestic PC brand. Several generations of Lenovo people, all the way to the wind and waves, for which they paid for their youth, during which there is sweat, tears, and even blood, is so rushing forward, only today Lenovo this national brand, which is all Lenovo employees The crystallization of decades of hard work!
China did not have its own computer industry at the beginning of the 1990s. In the face of a large number of foreign companies’ large-scale offensives, it was like a small-spread association taking risks.Comparing with these giants, using the money earned by agents of foreign products, sticking in to insist on the research and development of domestic computers, resolutely raised the banner of national industry, and ultimately defeated the international giants. Only in this way can the domestic computer go into millions of households and all walks of life, so that China's information industry can develop! It has also become a solid foundation for the great development of China's Internet and mobile Internet today!
In 2004, Lenovo acquired IBM's global PC business. While the outside world encourages our courage, it is not optimistic about the results of M&A. But we are determined to do it! China needs more companies to grow and stand tall in the world. Since then, several twists and turns, life and death competition, in 2013, Lenovo Group's personal computer market share has become the world's first, for the Chinese enterprises competed for light!
This is Lenovo's gene, which has never been changed. Because of what? It is not just business, because in our hearts, we have the faith to fight for honor. That is our greatest support!
In more than 30 years, Lenovo has shared the same fate with China's development. For more than 30 years, Lenovo has moved from China to the world, making a national brand into a global brand, technology and The service is provided to more than 160 countries and regions in the world, which fully demonstrates that only the nation is the world.
The history of Lenovo is well-deserved as a microcosm of China's national computer industry from scratch, from weak to strong, and from China to the world. All Lenovo people will remember history and inherit belief. How can the truth be distorted! Lenovo's honor can be trampled on!
All of Lenovo's colleagues, today we are facing severe challenges. If we have mistakes, we must use a very modest and open attitude to face reality and find ways to solve problems. During the 30 years of Lenovo's growth, we have been ravaging the water all the way. After nine deaths and one lifetime, we rely on solidarity and unity. Today, we cannot allow someone to splash dirty water on us. Even a hat with a “traitorship” is purely coincidental. If it is intentional, it will try to impact our military morale, defeat our morale, and trample on the dignity of Lenovo. To fight the pride of a national brand, all of us must not and will never tolerate it!
Brothers and sisters, it's time for us to stand up and stand out. If there are tens of thousands of employees who can't make themselves upright, we still have to do business. We're just a bunch of waste! Lenovo's cadres must take active actionsCome, all my colleagues must actively offer advice and suggestions, unite as one, share the same enemies, and swear to win this Lenovo honor battle!
Lee Chuanzhi, Chairman of Legend Holdings, Founder of Lenovo Group and Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO of Lenovo Group
President Zhu Linan of Legend Holdings
May 16th, 2018
On Duty Editor: Dawning Lie
Reviewer: Wu Zhaohan
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