May17,2020, marked the 51st World Telecommunication and Information Society Day(WTISD）. Mr. Zhuang Dan, Executive Director and President of Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (YOFC) (Stock Code: 601869.SH, 06869.HK) made a public announcement on People’s Posts and Telecommunications News (PPTN), China Network of Information Industry (CNII), CCIDCOM ,CWW ,C114 ,CCTIME and etc. commemorating this anniversary with fellow industry colleagues. The original address is as follows:
Serving as the fundamental guarantee for accelerating human progress and bridging the digital divide, the global interconnection led by information and communication technology (ICT) is the catalyst for accelerating the construction of new infrastructure. The theme for WTISD-20 ,”Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals”, will allow ITU (International Telecommunication Union) members to promote the progress of the transition to intelligent and sustainable development in ICT industry , focus on specific ICT-enabled solutions and emerging trends for fostering economic, environmental and social sustainability.
Leading the "New Infrastructure" upsurge, 5G construction has initiated the coming new decade by pressing the "fast forward" button in 2020. In this context, YOFC will continue to adhere to the mission of "Smart Link Better Life" and to take “Client · Accountability · Innovation · Stakeholder Benefits " as the core values by enhancing independent innovation and emphasizing quality first. With a complete integrated industrial chain of communication optical fibre/cable and specialty fibre products, data center solutions and integration services, as well as communication network engineering services, YOFC provides diversified optical communication products, ICT solutions and services for the communication industry, public utilities, transportation, petrochemical and medical industries in more than 70 countries. By accelerating 5G in-depth layout and enabling future intelligent application, YOFC is devoting itself to New Infrastructure with the purpose of smoothly bridging human information communication. All of these efforts will contribute to the harmonious sustainable social development and the superior progress of human beings.
As major participants in the New Infrastructure, ICT enterprises have become the main driving force of accelerating the sustainable growth and development of the society, economy and environment with the rise of the new generation technology wave represented by 5G, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. In order to embody these driving forces and to demonstrate the actual strength of ICT enterprises in assisting achieving the sustainable development, Communications Weekly officially released the "List of Top ICT Enterprises contributing to sustainable development 2020" on May 17. Centering on the theme for WTISD-20, the list was made with the standard of 17 sustainable development goals under the assessment of Enterprise Self-declaration Evaluation Form, previous financial reports, relevant statements of sustainable development or social responsibility reports submitted by ICT enterprises. YOFC ranked third with a score of over 100.