Huawei Launches the Industry’s First 5G Microwave Equipment at MWC 2018

[Barcelona, February 28, 2018] At MWC 2018, Huawei Commercially launched the industry’s first 5G microwave equipment and successfully completed the equipment PoC testing with Vodafone. The core features of the Huawei 5G microwave is bringing breakthrough in resolving the bottleneck of large bandwidth and low latency. The equipment can efficiently transmit 4G and 5G services in mobile backhaul scenarios where fiber resource is unavailable. This will promote the development and application of microwaves in 5G bearer networks.

In recent years, the world has witnessed the rapid development of mobile Internet and the Internet of Things (IoT), making 5G become an industry focus. 5G networks aim to provide a 100+ Mbps experience to users anytime and anywhere, through base stations with a bandwidth of about 2 to 5 Gbps. In addition, some new applications require an end-to-end latency fewer than 10 ms, with a transport latency of no more than 5 ms.

The industry’s first 5G microwave launched by Huawei uses technologies including multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), carrier aggregation (CA), 8KQAM modulation, and super dual band microwave by combining traditional frequency and E-band frequency to achieve transmission bandwidth up to 10 Gbps. Using Huawei’s new-generation chips and optimization algorithms, the 5G microwave reduces single-hop latency from hundreds of microseconds to tens of microseconds, much lower than the latency requirements of 5G bearer networks. This equipment uses an innovative modular antenna to achieve dual polarization without the need to change the dish. It could support 10G IDU that requires only board replacement but no chassis replacement. This protects the legacy investment of carriers as they evolve towards 5G.

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Richard Jin, President of Huawei Transmission Network Product Line, speaking at Huawei Network Global Innovation Launch Conference

Richard Jin, President of Huawei Transmission Network Product Line, said, “Huawei has been dedicated to the research and innovation of the microwave technology. The 5G microwave equipment launched by Huawei features large bandwidth, low latency, smooth evolution. It will better promote the development of 5G services and meet carriers’ requirements for more new 5G commercial applications in the future.”

MWC 2018 runs from February 26 to March 1 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at booth 1J50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3I30 in Hall 3, and the Innovation City zone in Hall 4. For more information, please visit http://carrier.huawei.com/en/events/mwc2018.

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Huawei enables Bell Canada’s Wireless to the Home (WTTH) trials that put Canadian rural customers on the path to 5G

Ground-breaking Massive MIMO and 8T8R technology support high-speed home broadband in small towns and rural locations

[Ottawa, Canada, February 27, 2018] Huawei and Bell Canada, the country’s largest communications company, today announced Bell’s successful Wireless to the Home (WTTH) trials in the 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands utilizing Huawei’s 5G-oriented Massive MIMO and 8T8R technology.

The trials were conducted in the small Ontario communities of Orangeville, Feversham and Bethany to test and refine the capabilities of WTTH services for rural areas. As one of its next major steps in deploying high-speed home broadband in Canadian communities large and small, Bell plans deployment of WTTH to rural locations beginning in the second quarter of 2018.

“We are proud to work with Bell utilizing the WTTH solution to achieve the company’s high-speed broadband goals,” said Mao Dun, Vice President of Huawei’s Wireless Network Marketing & Solutions Sales. “TD-LTE technology is rapidly maturing. Other 5G-oriented technologies, including carrier aggregation, 8T8R and Massive MIMO, can deliver fibre-like access speeds while supporting Bell’s multiple services such as Fibe TV. We believe these advanced technologies will benefit all Canadians.”

“Bell’s strategic focus on broadband network expansion and service innovation has been key to our transformation into Canada’s wireless leader. The success of our first 5G trials and these new rural WTTH trials underscore that we’re leading the way in delivering the next generation of broadband technology throughout Canada,” said Stephen Howe, Bell’s Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President. “Innovation in WTTH complements Bell’s extensive broadband fibre build, and our ongoing 5G trials and impending deployment of WTTH in rural and urban locations underscore our focus on full utilization of our assigned wireless spectrum resources.”

Bell provides wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services to more than 22 million customer connections throughout the country. The leading investor in Canada’s next-generation broadband fibre and wireless infrastructure, Bell is committed to finding advanced and cost effective technology solutions to extend the deployment of high-speed broadband service to more small communities and rural locations across Canada’s vast geography.

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IoT will mostly be boring, and that’s just fine

This year’s MWC saw talk of IoT become a lot more substantial than previously, but the smart money is going to be on unsexy B2B uses.

We have spoken to a number of companies on the topic of IoT, including Cisco, Ericsson and Actility and they all seem to agree that the level of real-world, commercial activity around IoT has ramped significantly in the past year. However they all tell a similar tale of sensible, grown-up, industrial uses dominating that activity.

IoT will be used to do things like optimising agricultural yields, bringing greater efficiency and security to transport and logistics and helping people manage their use of utilities more effectively. All very worthy and, hopefully, profitable, but hardly the kind of stuff to liven up an MWC highlight reel.

One of the areas all three companies reported the most interest around is traffic management. Simple things like smart traffic lights that respond to weight of traffic and don’t keep cars needlessly stranded at red lights when the road is empty could have a massive impact on congestion.

A demonstration at the Ericsson stand pictured above detailed how the 5G future will enable autonomous vehicles enhanced will all manner of environmental data to not just move around safely but also anticipate hazards or opportunities far in advance and make informed decisions accordingly.

In fact autonomous cars have the potential to solve traffic problems by driving in a far more efficient manner than as flawed humans can manage. Autonomous cars will not only be far less erratic, they will be able to tell each other what they’re planning to do and thus enable pre-emptive action by all cars. Traffic jams could be a thing of the past!

It’s pretty much a given now that the default IoT wireless technology will be NB-IoT, although Actility still insists there will be plenty of uses for the even-lower power LoRa. We have heard some grumbling that, in the rush to get the first 5G standards out of the door, organisations such as the 3GPP have neglected NB-Iot, when it has the potential to provide more immediate business opportunities.

But having said that many of the things that will allow us to unlock the full potential of IoT, such as network slicing, need to be developed at the same time, so there’s limited use in doing one without the other. Regardless the momentum around commercial IoT is undeniable and it’s been good to hear so much more substantial, serious, if boring talk than the wide-eyed hyperbole of yesteryear.

Our moon is getting its own 4G network

50 years after Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon, another step for man is set to be achieved.

Vodafone is partnering with Nokia to launch a 4G network on the moon. The plan is backed by Berlin-based PTScientists who are looking to achieve the first privately funded moon landing next year.

Robert Böhme, CEO and Founder of PTScientists, said:

“This is a crucial first step for sustainable exploration of the solar system. In order for humanity to leave the cradle of Earth, we need to develop infrastructures beyond our home planet.

With Mission to the Moon we will establish and test the first elements of a dedicated communications network on the Moon. The great thing about this LTE solution is that it saves so much power, and the less energy we use sending data, the more we have to do science!”

Nokia, for its part, will be required to build equipment capable of surviving in space, is compact, and weighs less than 1kg. 4G will be utilised due to its energy efficiency. Live HD footage of the moon's surface will be beamed back using the 1800MHz frequency.

Marcus Weldon, CTO at Nokia, says the project will help to "advance the communications infrastructure required for academics, industry, and educational institutions in conducting lunar research.”

Automotive manufacturer Audi will also be involved with the project. When the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket used for PTScientists’ mission lands on the moon, two Audi-designed rovers called ‘Lunar Quattro’ will emerge and scout the last known location of the Apollo 17 vehicle left behind during the last lunar surface walk back in December, 1972.

“This project involves a radically innovative approach to the development of mobile network infrastructure,” comments Vodafone Germany CEO, Dr Hannes Ametsreiter. “It is also a great example of an independent, multi-skilled team achieving an objective of immense significance through their courage, pioneering spirit, and inventiveness.”

Who knows, perhaps Starman will float in range to give us a FaceTime?

What are your thoughts on the project? Let us know in the comments.

Zero-touch networks are possible today, I’ve seen them – Juniper

Zero-touch has been lauded as nirvana for the telcos, but some might longingly look at the promise as unrealistic. That shouldn’t be the case according to Juniper CTO Bikash Koley.

It might be incredibly complicated, it might be expensive to start and it might be impossible for some legacy areas, but Koley point towards his days at Google where software ruled the roost. Zero touch networks were in place there, the dream is real. Take that sceptics.

“I know it is feasible because I’ve seen it,” said Koley, who’s previous job was Head of Network Architecture, Engineering & Planning at Google.

Of course it was an easier job for the hyperscale players such as Google. They didn’t (or don’t) have to deal with legacy technologies and have a different type of workforce. The operators have to deal with old-school hardware and a different set of skillsets meaning that while they can follow the lead of the hyperscale players, there has to be a very different approach.

Automation is never going to be a one-step win, but there are areas which can be automated first. The data centre is a perfect example as it is segmented. Koley highlighted an opportunity to play around with technologies in a specific area of the asset, nailing the process before moving elsewhere. It is keeping an eye on the long-term goal and having to accept that perfection is never going to be a possibility.

A good example is with the legacy technologies which are in place. Yes, it would be nice to automate processes here, but is it worth it? What is the cost benefit of automation comparing to the time period before retiring the technology? Operators may have to wait until technologies are being retired to live the automated dream as it is simply more cost efficient to put up, shut up and pay up for new down the road.

Automation is coming. Look at the hyperscalers, they did it because of the network reliability benefits and a more robust, reliable network is something every operator would want. Most mistakes on the network are human error, so it might just have to be a case of getting rid of this risk. Conceding this round to the machines might have to be the case.

Biometrics could be a threat to the smartphone – NEC

Our lives are dominated by a tiny digital interface, but biometrics could offer future generations a more natural way to interact with the digital world.

Before hysteria develops it should be worth noting this piece is not predicting the death of the smartphone, but Shinya Kukita, Chief Engineer of the Global Business Unit at NEC pointed out it is not a very natural way for humans to communicate. You’re hunched over, prodding a tiny screen and sometimes squinting to pick out the details. We’ve gone from a very expressive, vocal being to one which is dominated by silent communication and limits. Of course there is some way to go, but the steps forward being made by biometric authentication mean the world could become a lot bigger.

“With so many displays on the street, based on location or biometric details public screens could become a personal display for that particular moment,” said Kukita. “Any screen could become personalised.”

The accuracy being shown by biometric authentication technologies is increasing quickly. At the NEC stand we saw a quick demonstration of its facial recognition tech and the software couldn’t be fooled by a picture of the individual or a video, and the software was even able to detect whether the individual was very an incredibly detailed mask. There are becoming fewer ways to ‘spoof’ the software according to NEC.

With the public display scenario, once there are sensors everywhere any individual could work up to a screen on the street and it would recognise that person. Maybe a two-part authentication would be needed to make 100% sure (choose from facial, voice, fingerprint, palm, iris, ear canal), but because all your data is stored in the cloud, this public display becomes your personal screen for the moment. It would not necessarily be the death of a smartphone, but it could decrease our reliance on it.

While it is feasible, there are more practical applications for the technology right now. Back when the Champions League took place in Cardiff in last year, the local police used NEC’s facial recognition software, known as Bio-IDium, to identify individuals who had been placed on a watch list. Perhaps these individuals were banned from the stadium, or they had been involved in a recent incident, but Kukita highlighted several arrests were made once they had been identified and the nearest officers informed.

This is a very specific usecase, and in many European countries only the police force have been enabled to use such technology, but there are wider applications. Display advertising on the street or screens in bus stops could be personalised to the individual who is standing in front of it. Using powerful AI technology, this advertising could go further, perhaps logging into your schedule and realising you need to be on the other side of town. All of a sudden the screen has ordered a taxi for you.

One of the big problems with these technologies is privacy. “There is a fine line to walk between privacy and security,” Kukita commented, and the rollout will have to be measured and conscious. The risky aspect of the facial recognition software is the fact it doesn’t have to be ‘opt-in’. With a finger print scanner you essentially give permission by offering your finger to the machine, but facial recognition can operate in the background without the knowledge of the user. It is a delicate balance to strike, hence why only police are legally allowed to use it right now. One major incident and public opinion could be influenced, setting AI progress back years.

There is a lot which needs to change in terms of regulation, a huge amount of progress to be made deploying sensors and a monstrous amount of public consultation which will need to take place before the world we have described is a reality, But, it isn’t really that far away.

Cisco announces worldwide launch of NB-IoT platform

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MWC The NB-IoT (narrowband Internet of Things) market is seeing a significant climb. Last Thursday, the GSMA revealed findings that 23 mobile operators had commercially launched 41 mobile IoT networks worldwide across LTE-M, the machine to machine version of the LTE system, and NB-IoT.

Indeed, you can’t move for companies talking about it or making product announcements about it at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Cisco is indeed one of those companies – but their discussions go beyond the usual realm.

The company has announced global availability of Cisco Jasper Control Center for NB-IoT, having successfully completed NB-IoT trials last year. Cisco is making the announcement supported by China Unicom, which has already seen adoption from businesses across the likes of smart metering, parking, and street lighting.

China Unicom is expecting in excess of 100 million devices through this in the coming few years, as Sanjay Khatri, Cisco global head of platform marketing explained. “A lot of that goes into smart city, to white goods, appliances, smart agriculture and so on,” he says. “So this is going to be a huge opportunity for our partners, and in turn for us as well.”

The key advantage of NB-IoT lies in its ability to make devices more accessible and affordable. Control Center for NB-IoT can help organisations manage multiple types of connected devices, as well as provide customisable service packages and automation capabilities to make the enterprise device deluge a bit easier to bear.

Referring to the GSMA news, and the various operators rolling out NB-IoT, Robb Henshaw, head of global communications for the IoT cloud and business unit at Cisco, explained: “There’s a difference between being NB-IoT ready and having the network ready to do it and being able to actually provide those services that is actually manageable and feasible to manage hundreds of millions of devices.

“All these people who are starting to roll them out… it’s our job to partner with all those people to make NB-IoT useable and scalable.”

Cisco’s IoT vision in 2018, incorporating Jasper, the company it acquired two years ago, is to take a straightforward-on-the-surface statement – the ability to extract data and make use of it in multiple ways – and break it down into four components. You have the connectivity side, naturally, then the extraction from disparate sources – Khatri notes that even in a single smart city environment, several vendors may have stakes in something such as parking meters – before the compute stage and then finally moving the right data to the right applications at the right time.

The compute aspect is most intriguing – should data be taken all the way back to the cloud, or should it be localised? Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention; for crunching big data and analytics, then it would make much more sense to take it back to the cloud. But what if on the plant floor the data found something was jamming one of the machines? The lower latency needed to send the data over locally could, in the most extreme case, save an employee’s life.

One initiative where lives have been saved is through a project between Cisco and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. On a particularly foggy section of freeway, where cars usually collide heavily due to lack of visibility, real-time alerts have been set up to follow the action of sensors that read weather conditions and density.

Huawei Launches Full Range of 5G End-to-End Product Solutions

[Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2018] At today’s World Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in Barcelona, Spain, Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei 5G Product Line, unveiled a full range of end-to-end (E2E) 3GPP-compliant 5G product solutions. This release covers the core network, the bearer network, base station, and terminals. Huawei’s 5G product solutions are entirely based on 3GPP standards, with full range, full scenario, and all-cloud being the defining characteristics. The featured products are also the only available options within the industry to provide 5G E2E capabilities.

5G Base Station: Various forms to suit the deployment requirements in all scenarios and offer ubiquitous xGbps user experience

The first wave of 5G deployment will take place in buildings and densely populated urban areas. Diverse site forms are therefore required to accommodate the needs of complex deployment scenarios, offering continuous coverage and fulfill capacity requirements of indoor and outdoor hotspots. Huawei’s newly released full range of 5G product solutions support millimeter wave (mmWave), C-band, and all Sub-3 GHz frequency bands. These products also cover all site forms including tower sites, pole sites, and small cells.

Huawei launched the C-band 64T64R and 32T32R Massive MIMO AAUs to deliver ubiquitous Gbps experience. These AAUs support 200 MHz large bandwidth and 3D beamforming to cover buildings, offer uniform coverage, and meet the demands of various other scenarios. Coverage can be flexibly adjusted to optimize the experience for users at the near points and far points, and generate a 20 or 30 times increase in network capacity. mmWave products are suited to supporting 1 GHz bandwidth. The equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) of Antenna ports reaches 65 dBm, ranking first within the industry.

Huawei wireless products boast an integrated, compact, and lightweight design. These features greatly relax the requirements on the antenna installation platform while reducing engineering complexity. All products support diverse scenarios in centralized radio access network (C-RAN) and distributed radio access network (D-RAN) deployment mode. The optical interface speed is less than 25 Gbps, which is ideal for large-scale 5G deployment.

In addition, the newly released compact 5G Massive MIMO products working in the C-band and mmWave allow for deployment on street lamp poles to fill coverage holes and boost hotspot capacity. The 5G LampSite is backwards-compatible with 4G. Existing CAT6A network cables or fiber optic cables can be used to achieve indoor 4G and 5G co-deployment with zero cable adjustment or site addition.

In the 5G era, wireless sites will be deployed in hybrid D-RAN and C-RAN networking scenarios. Huawei launched BBU5900 and CBU5900 to suit distributed and centralized sites, respectively. BBU5900 is the most highly integrated site solution currently available in the industry. It supports all RATs (2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G) and all frequency bands, and offers 50 Gbps backhaul capability to meet 5G services’ long-term development needs. CBU5900 features the centralized deployment of a large number of baseband units to support the C-RAN architecture. Using CBU5900 help to simplify remote sites, reduces the demands for air-conditioned equipment rooms, and contributes to quick satellite clock synchronization across the entire network. This approach also reduces the number of site visits during maintenance and installation, and considerably lowers future site maintenance and expansion costs. In addition, it will boost performance of the entire network via large-scale close coordination.

5G Bearer Networks: Diverse active and passive solutions using 5G microwave and IPRAN to fully meet 5G networks’ ultra-large capacity requirements

5G networks must feature 10 GE transmission capability to the site and 50 GE/100 GE transmission capability from fiber optic cables to access rings, fulfilling the ultra-large capacity requirements of multiple 5G eMBB services. In a C-RAN scenario, the transmission speed between the centralized equipment room and the site must reach 100 Gbps. Such requirements pose enormous challenges to operators’ mobile bearer networks. The current release includes a range of Huawei 5G bearer product combinations that suit various scenarios, use different media, and take many distinct forms. In backhaul scenarios, 5G microwave series products are able to offer 10 Gbps high data rate and 25 µs low latency when traditional microwave frequency bands are used. 50 GE/100 GE adaptive slicing routers support smooth evolution from 10 GE to 50 GE and 100 GE. This allows operators to implement on-demand deployment. The active FO OTN fronthaul solution supports up to 15 channels of service access, hitless switching, and integrated access for multiple services. The Centralized WDM fronthaul solution uses innovative colorless optical modules to simplify site delivery and operation and maintenance (O&M). Huawei X-Haul 5G bearer solution supports multiple technologies, such as IP, OTN, and microwave. The aim is to help operators resolve bearer network issues in large-scale 5G deployment.

5G Core Networks: Enabling all-industry digitalization through all-cloud architecture, on-demand deployment, and smooth evolution

Based on the all-cloud architecture, Huawei’s 5G core network solution uses microservice-centric architecture (MCA) to simultaneously support 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G and realize a smooth evolution from non-standalone (NSA) to standalone (SA). Meanwhile, unlike the traditional network architecture, Huawei’s 5G all-cloud core network uses a distributed architecture based on control plane and user plane separation (CUPS) to help operators deploy the control plane at the central DC and flexibly deploy the user plane according to the service scenarios. For example, for eMBB services such as augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) and HD IPTV over WTTx, the user plane can be deployed at the network edge to minimize the roundabout traffic on the backbone network, achieve ultra-low latency, and eradicate congestion. The all-cloud 5G core network is also the basis of network slicing. As the new business model of 5G era, network slice will help operators to provide various services via a single network. This will enable the business transformation from the mass market to the vertical industry market, while supporting the digitalization of the entire industry.

5G Terminal: World’s only commercial product with small size and low consumption to provide fiber-like access experience of wireless home broadband

Huawei also released a range of 5G terminals at MWC 2018. Huawei’s 5G customer premise equipment (CPE) is developed based on the 3GPP standards and chipset architecture. It is compact in size, low in power consumption, and highly portable. As the smallest 5G commercial terminal in the world, it supports C-band and mmWave. In Seoul and Canada, there have been the world’s first wave of 5G subscriber who use Huawei’s commercial 5G terminals. Based on 3.5 GHz and mmWave, users can enjoy a fiber-like experience of wireless home broadband services with the rate exceeding 2 Gbps. In addition, Huawei will launch 5G smart phones in 2019.

2018 will be remembered as the first year that marks the beginning of the 5G era. Using a full range of leading and mature 5G E2E full-scenario product solutions, Huawei has realized the continuous deployment of 5G sites in more than 10 countries, such as China, Korea, Canada, Germany, UK, and Italy. In typical densely-populated urban areas, these product solutions have provided ubiquitous Gbps-level access rate, hundreds of Mbps of indoor access experience, and over 20 Gbps cell capacity.

The countdown has begun for large-scale 5G commercial launch worldwide. Huawei is making the most comprehensive preparations.

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Huawei Launches the Intent-Driven Network Solution to Maximum Business Value

[Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2018] At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Huawei launched the Intent-Driven Network solution. This solution will bridge the gaps between the physical network and business goals by creating a digital twin of the network infrastructure. These technologies will enable software-defined networks (SDNs) to evolve into intent-driven networks, and maximize business value.

Huawei’s Global Industry Vision (GIV) predicts that by 2025, there will be 100 billion connections worldwide. The Internet will be accessible to 77% of the world’s population; broadband connections to 75% of homes; and 80% of people will have mobile phones. This enhanced connectivity will be the cornerstone of an intelligent world. Huawei has already deployed 380 SDNs worldwide, including over 100 for telecom carriers. An increasing number of carriers are aware that end users are demanding a better service experience. They need fast provisioning of services; network breakdowns to be fixed quickly; and no breaks anywhere in the chain that might affect their network service quality. Today’s operations and maintenance (O&M) systems, still based squarely on the physical equipment, cannot address these needs.

Kevin Hu, President of Huawei Network Product Line, said, “If we are going to meet end users’ demands around user experience, and help carriers succeed in their business, we have to build a network that really focuses on the experience.”

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Kevin Hu speaking at Huawei Products and Solutions Launch Conference

Making use of cloud, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, Huawei has launched the Intent-Driven Network solution to meet these needs. This solution delivers networks driven by a business logic and service strategies based around end user experience. They are user-centric networks, incorporating intelligence, simplicity, ultra-broadband, security, and openness. “Intent-Driven Networks can accurately read a user’s intention, and make it happen, because network configuration is automated from end to end. These networks can also sense the quality of the user experience in real time, and perform predictive analysis so that they can proactively optimize performance.” The five features of an Intent-Driven Network are:

  • Intent-driven networks are capable of predictive analysis. By leveraging big data and AI technologies, the network can predict faults and proactively optimize performance and deliver repairs.
  • Intent-driven networks are simpler in terms of architecture, protocols, base stations, and O&M. Full lifecycle automation is built in.
  • New ultra-broadband technologies enable massive connectivity, ultra-low latency, and ultra-bandwidth.
  • Intent-driven networks have open API interfaces connecting to third party big data and cloud platforms.
  • Intent-driven networks are able to identify and proactively prevent security threats, ensuring that intelligence and automation never compromise network security.

Huawei’s Intent-Driven Network solution will enable carriers and businesses to deliver solutions such as 5G bearer networks, home broadband networks, enterprise private lines, campus networks, data center networks, IP and optical transport networks and security. It will help Huawei’s customers maximize their business value.

Hu added, “The Intent-Driven Network solution will usher in a new era of network evolution. It will be extensively used in both the enterprise and carrier sectors. The march toward autonomous networks will help us embrace the intelligent era.”

MWC 2018 runs from February 26 to March 1 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at booth 1J50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3130 in Hall 3, and the Innovation City zone in Hall 4. For more information, please visit: http://carrier.huawei.com/en/events/mwc2018.

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Huawei and Bouygues Telecom Sign 5G Joint Innovation Agreement, with First 5G Network Trial in Bordeaux

[Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2018] Huawei and Bouygues Telecom announced today a joint innovation program to experiment 5G in France. Bouygues Telecom is part of the first operators worldwide to experiment 5G 3GPP in field with Huawei. Bordeaux will be the first city for a 5G network trial, from single site to multi-site coverage.

With the release of industry’s first 3GPP-based E2E 5G network system solutions developed by Huawei, the deployment of 5G networks is about to begin. Bouygues Telecom intends to provide ultra-high capacities for data services, greatly improving user experience and continuously maintaining a leading position in telecom network.

Today agreement underlines Bouygues Telecom and Huawei collaboration since 2012 to launch 4G network. In 2014, building-on this partnership, Bouygues Telecom and Huawei jointly tested the first 4G commercial network reaching 1.1Gbps in Western Europe using 4 Carrier Aggregation Technology.

Jean-Paul Arzel, VP Networks for Bouygues Telecom, said: “Bouygues Telecom aims to provide ultimate customer experience. It is our mission to quickly and smoothly evaluate 5G technologies. Today agreement with Huawei is largely based on our past common success. We are proud to continue our strategic partnership with the help of Huawei’s 5G network solution”.

Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei 5G Product Line: “We are proud of the innovation agreement signed today with Bouygues Telecom. This first 5G trial in Bordeaux marks a key milestone for the expansion of 5G network in France that will support business growth by opening new opportunities”.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 180,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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About Bouygues Telecom

As a full-service electronic communications operator, Bouygues Telecom stands out by providing its 17,8 million customers access to the best technology has to offer every day. The quality of its 4G network, its fixed line services and Cloud provide customers with simple solutions, enabling them to fully enjoy their digital lives regardless of their location. Bouygues Telecom is proud of the innovations it has offered to its customers over the last 20 years. Its strategy will remain the same: to offer the best new technology to as many people as possible. #WeLoveTechnology – www.bouyguestelecom.fr