Nairobi, 6th March 2017 ….During the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, at the Global 5G Test Summit international telecommunication companies, Huawei, AT&T, China Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, Vodafone, Ericsson, Intel, Keysight, MediaTek, Nokia, Qualcomm, Rohde & Schwarz, ZTE, Datang jointly declared a statement promoting unified, global 5G standards achieved through 5G testing, trials and cooperation between telecom operators, vendors and vertical industry partners to build a unified end-to-end (E2E) ecosystem.
Ryan Ding,President of Products and Solutions at Huawei, at the release ceremony for the joint statement
“Thinking 10 years ahead and pushing the limits of technology, we imagine a Future X Network that is a 10-fold improvement across key technology domains,” said Mr. Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of Nokia. “We are connecting everything, everyone and every system and process with a network that will enable us to explore and interact with information in new and useful ways.”
At the Global 5G Test Summit, hosted by four leading telecom operators and supported by ITU, GSMA, 3GPP, NGMN and GTI, all participants declared their commitment to the promotion of unified global 5G standards, a unified E2E ecosystem and a thriving 5G market. After standardization, testing and trials are vital to the success of 5G technologies, ecosystem development and cross-industry innovation. To achieve this goal, all participants committed to facilitating and ensuring a unified, high-quality and competitive 3GPP 5G specification by June 2018 for release 15 and December 2019 for release 16, building a unified 5G E2E ecosystem (including chipset, terminal, network, test instrument, etc.) for seamless global roaming, and enlarging the global market scale for low cost.
“GTI has contributed greatly to the development of the 4G industry. We look forward to GTI assuming an even more active role in the development of the 5G industry,” said Huawei Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO Eric Xu. “We must live up to our historic mission and continue our collaborative efforts to give 5G greater vitality and a longer life cycle. Only with greater vitality and a longer life cycle will 5G provide better returns on investment to investors.”
Participants are starting the early trial and interoperability testing for a variety of use cases, including mobile broadband, for 3GPP Release 15 specifications to drive a mature 5G ecosystem and to ensure a quick and efficient time to market. They also appealed to inspire innovations on 5G key technology and to validate the smooth evolution capability of technologies towards 5G, including 3D-MIMO LTE, NB-IoT/eMTC, and C-V2X.
Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei’s 5G Product Line delivered a speech at the summit entitled “Exerting Joint Efforts to Make 5G a Global Success” and said ” In addition to greatly enhance the consumer experience, 5G will become the industry digital enabler, which must be able to adapt to more application scenarios, such as low latency, massive connections and more throughput to ensure stronger vitality and longer lifecycle. Huawei will keep an open and innovative attitude with all industry chain partners to promote 5G test, inspire 5G key technology innovation, explore 5G new applications and build 5G unified ecosystem.”
The statement also encourages and welcomes partners from vertical industries to participate in the test and trial for 5G innovative services, and to jointly create new value for the whole society.
MWC 2017 runs from February 24 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at booth 1J50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth3130 in Hall 3, and the Innovation City zone in Hall 4. For more information, please visit http://www.huawei.com/cn/events/mwc/2017/.
Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. As a responsible and robust business player, innovative information society enabler, and cooperative industry contributor, Huawei is committed to building a Better Connected World. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across carrier, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing domains. Huawei’s 180,000 employees worldwide create maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one-third of the world’s population.
Huawei set its offices in Kenya in 1998. It employs over 500 employees in Kenya alone thus far. The regional training centre attends to staff, students, government officials and customers locally and from surrounding countries. So far, a total of over 4,500 people have been trained by the company in Kenya.
We have made key contributions to the growth of the country’s ICT industry in areas of Network Infrastructure, Enterprise and Devices through our Carrier, Enterprise and Consumer business segments respectively. Our main achievements can be felt in the expansion of wireless, 2G, 3G, 4G and fixed ADSL. Other products include FTTX network for our telecommunication operators and National Optical Fibre Backbone Infrastructure. Huawei’s introduction of the first most affordable Android Smartphone (IDEOS) sparked competition among other vendors and manufacturers paving the way for more affordable smart devices in the market.
Huawei Carrier BG is committed to a pipe strategy, focused on delivering ICT infrastructure and opening up ICT capabilities. Huawei provides carriers with cutting-edge, end-to-end ICT solutions that help them develop their digital business and create all cloud networks. By supporting carriers in their digital transformation, Huawei is proud to be a perfect strategic partner of carriers. Huawei Carrier BG offers a complete range of products and solutions for fixed networks, wireless networks, cloud core networks, software, IT architecture, network energy, and network services. It helps carriers deliver a ROADS (real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social) experience to telecom users. In the spirit of openness, collaboration and shared success, Huawei Carrier BG hopes to work with carriers and industry partners to construct healthy ecosystems and build open ROADS to a Better Connected World.
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