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Huawei Joins 5G Infrastructure Association Board

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BRUSSELS, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced today that it has been elected to join the board of the 5G Infrastructure Association in Europe at the General Assembly held in Bologna on 26th of June. Huawei will be represented on the Board by Dr. David Soldani of Huawei European Research Centre.

The 5G Infrastructure Association represents the private party of the 5G Public and Private Partnership (5G-PPP), a €1.4 billion joint initiative between the European ICT industry and the European Commission, aiming at materializing the next generation of communication networks that will deliver ubiquitous super-fast connectivity for Europe and globally.

Huawei will place significant effort in driving 5G foundational technology research, tests and large scale trials in collaboration with partners to assess the technical feasibility and business viability of new 5G technologies. It will also help to formulate and implement a 5G communications plan with partners and to disseminate results at a global level.

The company will play an important advisory role for the 5G Infrastructure Association, contributing to shaping European Union (EU) priorities in 5G research and extending the dialogue to a wider group of stakeholders.

Huawei will work with the European Commission and industry partners to align the work of the 5G Infrastructure Association, the 5G-PPP, the NetWorld2020 European Technology Platform and various related working groups with stakeholders' expectations.

The 5G Infrastructure Association is as an international non-profit association based in Gent, Belgium. The association conducts research on 5G communication systems and networks, the preparation of global standards related to 5G as well as regulatory discussions on topics including future frequency bands.

The association promotes R&D in the EU networks industry and works to increase the competitiveness of the industry by providing new tools and capabilities for manufacturing in Europe. In this context, it endorses the strategic rand innovation agenda developed by the NetWorld2020 ETP and the industry roadmap developed by the 5G Infrastructure PPP.

To learn more about 5G-PPP, please visit: http://5g-ppp.eu/

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through its dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei is committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Its products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.

Huawei currently has over 7700 staff based in Europe, of whom 850 are working in R&D. We run 14 R&D sites located in eight European countries (Germany, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the UK) and operate numerous joint innovation centres in partnership with telecom and ICT partners.

Further information is available at http://www.huawei.eu

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