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Huawei continues hat-trick win at Asia’s leading telecom industry awards

NOV 17, 2017

Huawei recognized for its contribution to drive innovation in 5G, Internet of Things / Machine-to-Machine and Smart City

[Singapore, November 17, 2017] Huawei today announced it received top honours in three categories, namely 5G Innovation of the Year, Internet-of-Things (IoT) / Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Solution Innovation of the Year and Smart City Innovation of the Year, at the 2017 Telecom Asia Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards. Now in its 10th edition, the annual awards ceremony took place yesterday.

Huawei recognized for its contribution to drive innovation in 5G, Internet of Things / Machine-to-Machine and Smart City at 2017 Telecom Asia Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards

Lim Chee Siong, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Huawei Southern Pacific Region, said, “The recognition from the industry’s customers continues to push us to build a Better Connected World. Moving forward, we will double our efforts to deliver breakthroughs in the industry, and for the businesses our customers operate in, to ensure we are in the best position to enable our customers’ digital transformation.”

“Huawei repeats its 2016 total again this year,” said Stefan Hammond, Managing Editor, Telecom Asia. “The firm’s winning categories — 5G, IoT/M2M Solution and Smart City Innovation of the Year — reflect important technologies in the telecom landscape of 2017, and beyond.”

5G Innovation of the Year Award

Huawei was voted top in this category for its 5G New Radio and New Use Cases with Verification. The award submission entry elaborates how Huawei spearheaded the completion of China's second-phase 5G radio technology test by adopting 5G New Radio, Massive MIMO, and other technologies. To exemplify this technological capability, for example, a high definition (HD) movie can be downloaded in less than one second.

Huawei was the first to provide end-to-end (E2E) isolated network slices from 5G NR to networks using one set of telecom infrastructure. The test results far exceeded 5G requirements of multiple vertical industries, as defined by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The test, which was conducted in Beijing, saw over 100 channels of 4K video streamed smoothly in vehicle-mounted mobile scenarios. Huawei also recently updated the industry record of 0.3 milliseconds one-way latency over the air interface with a reliability of over 99.999% during test scenarios. This is the third consecutive year that Huawei has been recognized by readers in this category.

IoT/M2M Solution Innovation of the Year Award

This category recognizes Huawei’s Ocean Connect IoT Platform enabling Green IoT Solutions. Huawei Ocean Connect IoT Platform is an E2E innovation solution based on IoT platform, and access agnostic, with deep support for device management of Low Power Wireless Access (LPWA) networks. The platform supports various global and local partner ecosystem devices which helps operators, enterprises, industry partners to build an E2E IoT Tested, and ready to deploy solutions.

In line with Huawei IoT “1+2+1” strategy (1 platform, 2 access network and 1 chipset with LiteOS). This can help application development quicker, simplify secure access of devices, and guarantee the quality of network through connectivity management. It also enables seamless interconnection with worldwide partners and offers one-stop services in order to create greener smart cities, and reduces operational cost through several solutions including but not limited to Smart City and Utility Application cases, Connected City Lighting Solution, Smart Meter Solution and Smart Parking Solution. Huawei has been awarded in this category for a second consecutive year.

Smart City Innovation of the Year

The third award, giving Huawei the ‘hat-trick’, is the Smart City Innovation of the Year. Huawei Smart City Solution incorporates cloud data center, broadband and IoT network, and ICT capability disclosure, big data, geographic information system (GIS) and application enabling platform, along with six security mechanisms, physical, network, host, virtualization, application and data. The solution is a comprehensive system that features top-level design, integration, operations, service applications, and new ICT infrastructure. Cities use new ICT to sense, analyze, and converge key data from city operations and management systems, so that managers can intelligently respond to a variety of governance, livelihood, and business needs. Huawei builds Smart Cities with its complete product lines, world-leading technologies, open architectures, diversified industry solutions, and plentiful partner resources, focuses on ICT infrastructure and teams with partner companies to develop open, customer-centric solutions in order to build a sustainable Smart City ecosystem.

The Readers’ Choice and Innovation Awards recognizes the technology innovations and contributions of the top telecommunications industry players in the Asia Pacific. In its 10th edition, the awards saw a total of 90 nominations representing 48 companies across 21 categories. Finalists are evaluated based on overall quality of innovation and contribution to technology advancement, vision and industry leadership, market acceptance (encompassing market share growth, market share and new customer acquisition, as well as performance of the products and solutions. Winners are decided based on the highest number of votes by Telecom Asia’s online subscriber base of service providers across Asia Pacific.

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