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Swisscom and Huawei Sign MoU on NetCity Project

Feb 28, 2018

[Barcelona, Spain, February 28, 2018] At MWC 2018, Swisscom and Huawei announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on NetCity project, intended to build a world-class, highly reliable, next-generation wireline network infrastructure that can provide customers in Switzerland with innovative products and services.

NetCity, a project developed by Huawei and leading carriers for building the cities of the future, is intended to bring humanity a step closer to achieving a fully connected, intelligent by means of constructing a broadband, cloud-based and intelligent network architecture.

The MoU marks an important step toward building a leading position for the two companies in technology, business and social responsibility. Working hand in hand on this project, Swisscom and Huawei will explore new concepts in wireline network deployment, developing innovative solutions that enable "zero-touch operations" for telecom and data center networks and accelerating the application of cloud computing, telemetry, AI, and Big Data on networks.

The agreement for the NetCity project was signed between Swisscom CIO & CTO and member of the group executive board, Heinz Herren and President of Products & Solutions at Huawei, David Wang.

Heinz Herren, CIO & CTO of Swisscom, said ”Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecommunications and IT company. As such, we are always on the lookout for new ideas and technologies to help our customers and us move forward. Our collaborative project with Huawei, NetCity will allow us to trial future concepts with an experienced and innovation-driven partner.”

David Wang, President of Products & Solutions at Huawei, said "We are very excited to work with Swisscom on the NetCity project. The Intent-Driven Network we launched at MWC 2018 — featuring intelligence, simplicity, ultra-broadband, security, and openness — is highly aligned with Swisscom's wireline strategy, and we are committed to ensuring that this collaboration with Swisscom is a great success."