How time flies! As we walk to the end of 2016 and approach a New Year, I would like to, on behalf of the leadership team, extend our heartfelt thanks for your great efforts and contributions in the past year.
2016年是全球合并运营的第一年，也是大中华区快速融合、并肩作战、合力制胜的一年。今年年初，中国区在全球宣布合并后的第8天，就组建了联合管理团队。对内，虽然合资企业还没有正式成立，但是我们在“One Team One Goal”精神的激励下，各团队迅速融合，实现了平稳过渡、联合运营；对外，我们树立了“Nokia上海贝尔”这一新的品牌形象，并赢得了客户的信心、市场的认可和政府的信任。特别是，我有幸入选通信世界杂志的2016年度ICT产业十大影响力人物，正是业界对整个公司的肯定和认可，也是大家一起努力的结果。
The year of 2016 is the first year of global combination and integrated operation. In Greater China, we integrated fast, fought shoulder to shoulder, and as a result, won together! We nominated the joint leadership team just 8 days after global Day 1. Internally, though the JV has not been formally established, all the teams integrated pretty fast, enabling smooth transition and joint operation. Externally, we built Nokia Shanghai Bell-the new brand image and won customers’ confidence, market recognition and government’s trust. I was recently honored to be recognized as one of China’s Top 10 Man of the year of ICT industry 2016 by Communications World Weekly, a leading ICT industry media, this is a recognition for Nokia Shanghai Bell and efforts of you all.
The year of 2016 is also a year we should be proud of and mark in our memory. Our thought leadership in 5G, IoT(especially Car2X and smart city solutions) and security technologies has been widely recognized by the customers, so does our e2e portfolio and capabilities. In the past quarters, we have delivered outstanding performance, thanks to each and every one of you.
The New Year will carry new hopes and start a new chapter. In 2017, we will still face a very difficult industry environment and our tasks will still be formidable, however, the opportunities are always alongside the challenges. We will as always be full of confidence and passion. We should not only continue to succeed in the traditional operators’ area, but also expand network sales to select vertical markets; we should not only focus on the innovations of the network/ hardware, but also make breakthroughs in software business.
Time waits for no man but hard work pays off. Let us join hands to board on the new journey. Let us work together in this big family and join hands forging ahead fearlessly to create the glory once again.
Last but not least, I want to thank you all with a MV, just like the song lyric—“You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas; I am strong, when I am on your shoulders; You raise me up, to more than I can be. ”
Happy New Year and best wishes to you and your loved ones!