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Huawei announces R&D partnerships with Cardiff University

Two technical projects focus on broadband innovations

 Cardiff, UK, 21 September 2015: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced it is working on two research and development projects with the Cardiff University.

The R&D partnership was announced as Huawei’s UK CEO, Gordon Luo, spoke at the Forum on UK-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship, held at Cardiff. It is part of Huawei’s long-term commitment to collaborating on R&D with a number of British universities, including the University of Surrey, Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge.

The two projects at Cardiff University will be undertaken in collaboration with Professors Johannes Benedickt and Paul Tasker from the School of Engineering and will focus on technical innovations for high-speed broadband. The main objective is to reduce the overall energy consumption and operational costs of communication networks.

Professors Johannes Benedikt said: "We are delighted to be working with Huawei on communications research that will have a real impact for everyday users of technology. Through our combined strengths in research and development we hope to provide more efficient communication for a wide range of users around the world."

Gordon Luo, Huawei UK CEO said: “We are excited by the research we’re collaborating on with the Cardiff University. Both of these projects have the potential to deliver technical breakthroughs that will improve the broadband experience of billions of people around the world when they use their smartphones to open an app or surf the web. We’re also proud that this partnership with Cardiff extends our co-operation and investment with leading British universities, whose technical expertise is world-class.”

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