Huawei’s Cooperation with Industrial Organizations

Industry alliances accelerate and guarantee the emergence, development, and applications of each generation of mobile technologies in the global market. To share its technology research achievements with the entire 5G ecosystem, Huawei is collaborating closely with the major organizations, including METIS, 5GPPP in EU, IMT-2020 in China, 5GMF in Japan, and 5G Forum in South Korea.


Huawei actively contributes to the establishment of the 5G Public-Private Partnership Association (5GPPP Association) together with the EU and other ICT manufacturers, and has become a member of the 5GPPP's Board of Directors. 5GPPP, as a part of the Horizon 2020 (H2020), is one of the 5G flagship programs in the network infrastructure. The H2020 is a substitute for the EU framework program FP8. On July 1, 2015, the first phase of 5GPPP programs was officially initiated. As one of the key members of 5GPPP, Huawei participated in five core programs and is leading five core work groups including METIS-II (Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for twenty-twenty (2020) information society –II), Fantastic-5G (Flexible air interface for scalable service delivery within the wireless communications networks of 5th generation), mmMAGIC (Millimeter wave based mobile radio access networks for the fifth generation integrated communication), 5G-Xhaul (Dynamic reconfigurable optical-wireless backhaul/fronthaul with cognitive control plane for small cells and cloud-RANs), and 5G Exchange (Multi-Domain Orchestration for Software Defined Infrastructures).


Huawei participates in the METIS program, which is a part of the Framework Program 7 (FP7). METIS is dedicated to developing key technologies in wireless communication to build an information society by 2020. Among all eight METIS programs, Huawei participates in five and leads one.


Huawei and leading operators in UK established the 5G Innovation Center (5GIC) at University of Surrey. In November 2014, Huawei launched the world's first 5G testbed and announced that before 2018, it would invest 5 million pounds in 5GIC to conduct the innovation and testing of key technologies.


Huawei participates in the 5G promotion group of the IMT-2020 in China. The group is a leader in the innovation of 5G technologies and promotes the unification of 5G standards across the world. On May 28, 2015, the 5G promotion group of the IMT-2020 released two 5G white papers: one on wireless technology and the other on network architecture.


The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) was created to conduct research & development concerning the fifth Generation Mobile Communications Systems and research and study pertaining to standardization thereof, along with liaison and coordination with related organizations, the collection of information, and dissemination and enlightenment activities aimed at the early realization of the Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Systems, all with the aim of thereby contributing to the sound development of the use of telecommunications. Huawei is one of the key R&D partner of 5GMF