Canada Research Centre Playing Pivotal Role in Huawei's Global 5G R&D
OTTAWA, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Huawei, a leading global information and
communication technology (ICT) solutions provider, today is hosting its
first 5G@CANADA Roundtable discussion in Ottawa. The one day event will
provide insights from the wireless pioneers in Canada, Europe and the
U.S on how innovation will be a key driver to making 5G a reality.
Huawei's approach to 5G innovations has been open and collaborative,
working extensively within the global ICT ecosystem, including industry
partners, consortiums, universities and leading innovation platforms
around the world.
"Huawei has put a tremendous R&D effort in 5G research and innovation,"
said Dr. Wen Tong, Huawei Fellow, based in Ottawa. "Today's event is an
opportunity to bring together some of the brightest minds in Canada and
other regions to discuss both the challenges and opportunities
presented by 5G. It is through this spirit of collaboration that 5G
success will be achieved."
The Roundtable discussion will touch on several different 5G related
topics including long term vision and requirements, key technology
drivers, innovation and societal benefits. Huawei began investing in 5G
in 2009, and recently announced plans to invest an additional US$600M
for research and innovation into 5G technologies by 2018. The
investment will cover a range of key enabling technologies. Huawei
predicts that the first 5G networks will be ready for commercial
deployment starting in 2020 and will deliver peak data rates of over
10Gbps, 100 times faster than today's 4G networks.
In Canada, Huawei is collaborating with a number of Canadian
Universities on 5G related research projects. By the end of 2013,
Huawei will have contributed more than $2m to research conducted by
Further information on the Roundtable session will available online at www.huaweiinnovates.ca. The proceedings can also be followed on Twitter using the hashtag
For more details about Huawei's 5G technology vision, please go to http://www.huawei.com/ilink/en/download/HW_314849
About Huawei and Huawei Canada
Huawei is one of the world's largest ICT manufacturers. Huawei is
constantly striving for new innovations that create extraordinary
experiences for people around the globe. Since 2008, Huawei Canada has
been bringing innovative wireless communications products and services
to Canadians. Now employing 450 people, from building networks to
providing leading-edge smartphone products, Huawei Canada is proud to
be an important contributor to Canada's wireless communications and ICT
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