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ICT Minister Says Uganda To Be Region’s Top ICT Hub

The Minister of ICT and National Guidance and the Managing Director Huawei Uganda, Mr. Gao Fei launched the Huawei ICT Talent Development Report in Kampala on Friday 27th August 2021 at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Research shows that people and organizations' ability to access and use ICT services is more likely to drive economic development than ICT education and skills.   

Outstanding lecturer Mr. Olinga Peter John who trained the winners of the Huawei ICT Competition in 2020 both regional and global level. 

Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi awarding Mr. Olinga Peter John the outstanding lecturer in 2020 at the Huawei ICT Academy. 

He lauded initiatives such as the Huawei ICT Academy, Huawei ICT Competition, and Huawei Seeds for the future among others as helping to make Uganda realize its 2040 vision and 2014 National ICT Policy sooner since through initiatives such as these that involve skilling of young people, Uganda achieve socio-economic Development and be relevant in the new digital era. 

The Minister of ICT and National Guidance said, “ICT is a critical part to Uganda’s socio-economic development and big enabler of job creation, business growth, innovation, export, and efficient public service delivery.” 

The ICT minister revealed that Uganda wants to be the region’s top ICT-enabled country and to realise this digital transformation young people should have the skills, passion, determination and support to develop and use their ICT skills to drive this country forward.

He added that Government needs partners in private sector such as Huawei, not only in implementing technology solutions, but more importantly in working together to build the skills in our current and future workforce. 

“The NRM government have put digital upskilling a top priority and this is witnessed in the Vision 2040. Which is, Uganda shall develop and improve its ICT capacity, building efforts by adopting globally-benchmarked, industry-rated skills assessments, and training and certification standards. These efforts will be coupled with international industry collaboration in testing and certification standards,” he said.

The ICT minister said Uganda’s National ICT policy of 2014 highlights strategies of human resource development including inclusion of a comprehensive and regularly updated computer literacy module in the curriculum at all levels of education using international benchmarks as a reference. 

Huawei has been playing an active role in Uganda’s digital transformation through technological infrastructure and digital upskilling. This has been the case since 2007 when Huawei started its collaboration with the Ministry of ICT when the National Backbone infrastructure project commenced. 

Huawei ICT Development Report 2021 launch was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister Rukia Nakaddama Isanga, Minister of Education - higher education Hon. Dr JC Muyingo, and Chinese embassy

Representative (the economic and commercial counsellor) Mrs. Jiang Jiqing and the Huawei Southern Africa regional VP Mr. Frank Yang Chen among others.

Women Encouraged To Pursue ICT Careers

The 3rd Deputy Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Rukia Nakaddama Isanga represented Prime Minister of Uganda, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja as Guest of honor at the Huawei ICT Talent Development Report Launch, 2021-2022 ICT Competition launch and awarding ceremony of the 2020 ICT competitions.

3rd Deputy Prime Minister Rukia Isanga Nakaddama, handing over gifts to Nalwoga Doreen, a 2020 Huawei ICT global Competition winner.

Deputy Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Rukia Isanga Nakaddama has called upon Ugandan girls and women to take up opportunities in the Information and Communication Technology sector. 

Rt Hon Rukia Isanga Nakaddama at the event August 27th, 2021, challenged women to take on the male-dominated field in order to excel in their respective careers and improve their efficiencies at work and lifestyles. 

“As a woman who has risen to a high office, I would like to encourage more women out there to take up opportunities more so in ICT which has been predominantly taken up by men.” 

The deputy prime minister lauded Ms. Doreen Nalwoga, a student from Lira University who emerged top among the world’s best at the Huawei ICT Competition Global finals.

 “I thank the likes of my daughter Doreen, one of the participants of the 2020 ICT Competitors who took up the first position at the global stage, thank you once again and I wish you luck in your life journeys.” 

Doreen is one of the three Ugandan students who not only took the first position at Africa Stage but also at the world stage beating off competition of over 39 countries and 103 teams. The other two students representing Uganda were Shaffic Nyanzi and Emmanuel Kiguli from Muni. The Huawei ICT Competition is an annual international competition, a communication platform for university students and higher education institutions within the Huawei ICT Academy program.

Ms. Doreen Nalwoga said after the competition, “Huawei gave students the opportunity to learn skills which are recognized in the world of ICT. Huawei provided us with a platform to experience and practice on new, innovative and cutting-edge technology to grow and develop ourselves.” 

Huawei Uganda has continued its efforts to build a competitive ICT talent pool among the young generation, who will be an indispensable accelerator for Uganda’s post-COVID recovery and digitization. 

The third deputy prime minister recognized Huawei ICT Talent development report importance saying the ICT sector is one of the primary drivers for achieving economic growth and status as a middle-income country. 

“When I saw the ICT Talent development report of Huawei and what they have actually done in Uganda, I was very glad because they are helping us achieve our ICT visions.” She added, “Programs such as the Huawei ICT Academy, Seeds for the Future and ICT Competition, have managed to produce globally competitive human resources for Uganda. And what is important to note that they have done all these things they have mentioned here today for free.” 

According to Uganda’s ICT Vision 2040, ICT enabled services industry provides enormous opportunities that Uganda can exploit to transform the economy and peoples’ lives through job creation, accelerated economic growth and significantly increase productivity.

Rt Hon Rukia Isanga Nakaddama said that the government has diligently worked through NITA-U, UCC and other players towards expanding the nation’s digitalization in a number of fields, in order to unleash the multiplier effect of ICT on associated secondary and tertiary industries for tremendous impact on the economy.  

“These efforts have borne fruit. ICT is now Uganda’s fastest-growing sector and contributes significantly to its GDP; there are more than 26 million mobile phone subscribers; nearly 50% of the Ugandan population is connected to broadband, and the total number of registered Mobile Financial Services accounts has reached 27.7 million,” Rt Hon Rukia Isanga Nakaddama explained. 

She highlighted the fact that during COVID-19 pandemic, ICT has also shown how it is a pivotal player in the economic recovery and resilience of institutions that embrace it. 

She said Uganda Government was committed to making sure ICT is mainstreamed in education and preparing future generations of ICT-savvy workers, and ensure their effective utilization. 

Rt. Hon. Rukia Nakaddama thanked Huawei Technologies Uganda for setting a good example on how a global company could contribute to the ICT sector’s growth and advancement in technology by boosting ICT infrastructure and introducing cutting-edge technologies to Uganda.

Minister Muyingo Launches 3rd Edition Of Huawei ICT Competition.

The State Minister for Higher Education Dr John Chrysestom Muyingo Friday launched the Huawei ICT Competitions 2021- 2022.

Launching the third edition of the competitions at Serena Hotel Kampala on Friday, Dr Muyingo lauded Huawei Technologies for working with the government of Uganda to promote the delivery of quality education through ICT.

"We partnered with Huawei for the Seeds for the future program and over the years we have always made it a point to play an active role in the implementation of the digital upskilling initiatives in schools and universities across the country," the Minister said. 

"The Corona Virus Pandemic has presented the sector with profound challenges.  No one foresaw the coming of this pandemic and the crippling effect it would have on all sectors of the economy including Education. 

Over 15 million learners have been left at home and we have been forced to rethink the delivery of Education for our learners. 

With the broad experience that Huawei has developed over the years, I am confident that this partnership can help us to find more innovative solutions to these challenges which we are facing.

I call upon you to begin exploring the possibilities for delivery of infrastructure that will bring our education sector up to speed with the dynamic changes and resulting challenges that have been presented by the 21st century,"he added. 

Dr Muyingo further noted that as government they believe that the skills that are being imparted through programs such as the ICT Academy, ICT Competition and Seeds for the Future are relevant to our socio-economic development agenda.

"They act as a crucial platform for sharing the latest ICT technologies, enriching students' work experience and equipping them with relevant skills for the dynamic world of work," Dr Muyingo remarked.

"Government is committed to upscaling and mainstreaming ICT in the delivery of Education as a measure to facilitate continued learning during this lockdown. We have requested National Council for Higher Education to work with our universities and allow them to operate through Open Distance Education and Learning.  I request all of us here to come together, share ideas and make this innovation a success even for post lockdown learning."

Hon. JC Muyingo delivering his remarks at the Ceremony.

At the same function, the Ugandan students who emerged winners in last year's global Huawei ICT Competition were officially rewarded. At the Africa and global level the Network team of Uganda took first position, beating over 34 countries and 107 teams. As a result, the Ugandan team emerged as number one in the 2020 ICT Competitions at global level.

“I thank Huawei for their commitment and look toward to even more partnerships of this kind (ICT Competition). I would like to also congratulate the students who represented Uganda last year at the ICT Competition and raised our flag high by taking first position globally. This shows that our education sector has not only improved but is now competitive globally and a force to be reckoned with,"Dr Muyingo added.

On his part,Mr Yang Chen Frank, the Huawei Technologies Southern Africa Regional Vice President thanked the Government of Uganda for putting a good and peaceful investment climate that has enabled the global ICT service provider exist in Uganda since 2001.

"More thanks to the Ministry of Education and ICT for their constant support which has enabled us achieve not only our vision of bringing digital to every person, home and organization but also train and upskill Ugandans," Mr Chen asserted. 

Mr Frank Yang Chen, delivering his remarks

He said under the condusive investment environment, Huawei has been able to make some achievements including training over  2000 Ugandan Youths, certifying hundreds through its 15 ICT academies as of today.

"This is the result of aligning our local strategy with national strategies-this is a very important principle that we stick to when it comes to business and skill and knowledge transfer.A big thank you to the Government of Uganda for creating an enabling environment for digital skill cultivation and ICT talent development as the future now depends on various ICT skills," Mr Chen said. 

" Huawei’s ICT talent cultivation strategy in Uganda is flourishing while being sustainable due to a unique “learn-show-apply” structure, which provides not only training but also a global stage level to show capabilities and various internships and job opportunities to apply their skills. So Building Uganda’s ICT talent pool requires government-industry-university partnerships and collaboration that benefit all and reinforce each other to enable even stronger programs in a virtuous cycle."

The Event was attended by Third Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Lukia Isanga Nakaddama (3rd left) who was the guest of honor. 

The annual Huawei ICT Competition is a key piece of the ICT Academy Rocks Campaign. It targets university and college students worldwide, aiming to facilitate communication between schools, enterprises, and governments while building a robust talent ecosystem.

Through this competition, Huawei aims to challenge the students ICT knowledge as well as the practical and application skills, and ultimately, inspire innovation with the theme of “connection, glory, future”.

After six years of development, The Huawei ICT Competition has become one of the biggest event of its kind in Africa. The competition covers latest technologies such as cloud computing, AI, mobile networks, big data, that are pertinent to students’ competitiveness in the job market.

Over the years on the African region, Huawei has signed cooperation agreements with over 250 universities in 14 Sub-Saharan countries on establishing Huawei ICT academies. This cooperation has enabled more than 7,000 university students to obtain Huawei ICT certification, which makes them better candidates for ICT-related jobs.In Uganda, over 15 universities have signed which include, Makerere, Muni, MUBS, Soroti, Kabale, Kyambogo, Nkozi, Mbarara, KIU and IUIU. 

Last year, Huawei held its second ICT competition in Uganda and global ICT company reached out to various universities where  over 2500 students registered to take part.

And by the end of the highly competitive event, three University students representing Uganda; Shaffic Nyanzi and Emmanuel Kiguli from Muni and Doreen Nalwoga from Lira University emerged among the world’s best at the Global finals. This was the first time for Uganda to qualify for the global stage after taking first position at the Africa region final.

The three Ugandan students’ achievement was attributed to Huawei Uganda’s continued recognition and efforts to build a competitive ICT talent pool among the young generation, who will be an indispensable accelerator for Uganda’s post-COVID-19 recovery and digitization.

 

 

5G Cybersecurity Is A Growing Need And Encryption A Must For Every User

The evolution of communication technologies has for the past 2 decades upgraded from 1G which enabled users to make Voice calls, 2G that introduced Short Messages (SMS) and Multi Media Messages (MMS) in the 90s, to 3G as an Internet connection enabler paving way for 4G as the current fast connection technology making Video sharing and streaming possible. 

Now, 5G is the latest communications technology that is currently in its late design and deployment stages. With 5G, low latency is expected to be a main factor with applications running in Virtual Reality (AR), Augmented Reality (AR), and the Internet of Things (IoT) as much anticipated use cases. 

However, with the emergence of 5G comes a rising need to secure user traffic and reduce on the rate of cyber attacks across the world. In the recent years, cyber attacks have been launched using organization backdoors, low software applications security, and user negligence on following set IT security standards. 

5G Cybersecurity as a key need for every organization can rely on stable models the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) architecture where fault isolation is possible and Information security is divided into 5 domains to protect user data and equipment. 

  • Network access security: ensures that mobile users have secure access to network services and mobile network is secured against attacks via the (radio) access link. 
  • Network domain security: ensures that mobile backhaul nodes to securely exchange signaling data and user data at the mobile backhaul networks and protects against attacks on wireline link. 
  • User domain security: secures access to mobile stations. 

4) Application domain security: allows applications on user and network side to securely exchange data. 

 5) Visibility and configurability of security: allows user to get information about enabled security features and provision of services. 

Furthermore, reliance on the 3GPP Architecture not only protects users and software applications from cyber-attacks, but also improves the legacy security model deployed on 3G and 4G communication networks. 

Currently, Huawei is ranked as the best 5G enabler and the company has registered more than 5G commercial contracts to deploy the new generation network communication technology. As such, 5G cybersecurity is a top priority for the company having passed the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) certification in Europe. 

The ENISA Certification is a framework under the Regulation (EU) 2019/881 to establish and maintain the trust and security on cybersecurity products, services and processes. With the Certification, the United Kingdom security chief believes that the Huawei risk can be managed since the company has more than 30 years of experience and has huge efforts in the development of 5G cybersecurity.

Huawei Releases 2021 H1 Business Results

Huawei released its business results for the first half of 2021 today. Its overall performance was in line with the forecast.

In H1, Huawei generated CNY320.4 billion in revenue, with its net profit margin reaching 9.8%[1].

  • Carrier business revenue: CNY136.9 billion
  • Enterprise business revenue: CNY42.9 billion
  • Consumer business revenue: CNY135.7 billion

"We've set our strategic goals for the next five years," said Eric Xu, Huawei's Rotating Chairman. "Our aim is to survive, and to do so sustainably. We'll do this by creating practical value for our customers and partners. Despite a decline in revenue from our consumer business caused by external factors, we are confident that our carrier and enterprise businesses will continue to grow steadily."

Xu continued, "These have been challenging times, and all of our employees have been pushing forward with extraordinary determination and strength. I want to thank every single member of the Huawei team for their incredible effort. Going forward, we continue to believe deeply in the power of digital technology to provide fresh solutions to the problems the world is facing right now. We will keep on innovating to help build a low-carbon, intelligent world."

Kampala International University Signs MoU With Huawei Uganda To Establish ICT Academy

On Friday, July 23, 2021, Kampala International University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huawei Technologies Uganda Company Limited on the establishment of an ICT Academy with KIU, a school-enterprise cooperation project that helps higher education institutions to build talent ecosystem.

The representatives from Huawei were well received by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Finance and Administration, Assoc. Prof. Janice Busingye, and Dr. Margaret Kareyo, Dean School of Mathematics and Computing (SOMAC).

According to Mr. Gao Jean, the Deputy Managing Director, and Public Relations Director for Huawei Technologies (Uganda) Company Limited, the Huawei ICT Academy is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of the company.

The ICT Academy covers the entire Huawei ICT talent development process from course development, trainer enablement, lab environment setup, talent certification, competition and employment.

“It is an ICT talent development program that will train the staff and students of KIU, they will be certified after training, and the trainers will be paid. KIU will provide the teachers to operate the classes, when they are certified, they can train the students.” Said Mr. Gao Jean.

The DVC F&A, Assoc. Prof. Busingye thanked the Huawei Representatives on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo, “KIU is happy to partner with Huawei. We have all the infrastructure in place for the ICT Academy. This is the beginning of many collaborations.”

In her remarks, Mrs. Fouziya Mukyala Sooma, the Public Relations Manager Huawei Uganda Co. Ltd, thanked Assoc. Prof. Busingye for her cooperation, “We are looking forward to more cooperation with KIU”

 The Huawei certification will test the students’ learning journey and is very useful in improving the development of ICT among KIU students.

Also in attendance were Wilbert Ayebazibwe from Directorate of Quality Assurance, and Obinna Osigwe from Directorate of Marketing and Public Relations of KIU

Huawei ICT Academy of Uganda now comprises of 13 universities in Uganda and has already certified hundreds of students in 2021 alone.

Huawei Cloud Ranked World’s 5th Largest IaaS Provider

HUAWEI CLOUD IaaS revenue surge by a stunning 202.8%, placing it in the top five list of cloud IaaS providers in the world, according to a report from market research firm Gartner Inc. 

According to the research firm, this is the second consecutive year of over 200% growth for Huawei Cloud in the IaaS market, braking Huawei Cloud into the top five IaaS vendors with 4.2% in global market share. 

HUAWEI CLOUD was one of the first vendors to invest in cloud-native technologies. HUAWEI CLOUD helped establish the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in 2015, and is the only founding member and the first platinum member of the CNCF, contributing more than 130 core features to the CNCF community. 

By December 2020, HUAWEI CLOUD had launched more than 220 cloud services and more than 210 solutions. Through technology partnerships, HUAWEI CLOUD developed more than 20,000 partners, attracted 1.8 million developers, and launched more than 4,000 applications in the Marketplace. 

Since its launch on South Africa in 2019, HUAWEI CLOUD has experienced exponential growth in the cloud market. Currently, the technology giant has four points of presence in Africa: two in South Africa, one in Nigeria and one in Kenya. 

“The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased move to the cloud, and need for technology enablers. We plan to increase the number of local, data centre’s as the demand for cloud services grows. We currently serve customers in 12 countries, with plans to grow rapidly as the need arises,” said Stone He, the new President for the HUAWEI CLOUD in Southern Africa. 

In South Africa, during 2020, Huawei has seen great business growth in public cloud and hybrid cloud. South Africa’s Automobile Association (AASA), a 91-year-old AASA is a non-profit organisation that provides road security, roadside assistance and vehicle-related services to its five million registered users and 700 000 subscribers.

Through its partnership with HUAWEI CLOUD, they have overcome infrastructure challenges and reduced their costs by around 10% per year

“We have a unique strategy around our business model, with the focus on joint value creation with our partners and customers. We are committed to helping our partners grow their business and strengthen their competitive edge, through joint go-to-market strategies. Our business model is focused on joint value creation,” said He.

 

 

Huawei To Invest $150 Million In Digital Talent Development

Huawei plans to invest US$150 million in digital talent development over the next five years. This program is expected to benefit another 3 million youth.

"Today we are announcing Huawei's Seeds for the Future Program 2.0. As part of our commitment to continuously developing talent, we will invest US$150 million in this program over the next five years and help college students and young people improve their digital skills. This program is expected to benefit another 3 million people," said Huawei's Chairman Liang Hua.

In 2008, Huawei began to expand its talent development programs, through scholarships, technology competitions, and digital skills training, and has invested more than US$150 million in these programs. Huawei has since benefited more than 1.54 million people from over 150 countries.

Seeds for the Future is a program that aims to help cultivate young talent around the world, providing them with training from global ICT experts on the latest technology to help them develop the skills and mindsets needed to be competitive in the workplaces of the future.

Huawei introduced this program to Africa in 2014. Over the past years, the program has benefited nearly 2,000 students in more than 25 African countries. The program and Huawei’s efforts in ICT talent development has been recognized by many African governments.

Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies of South Africa Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has commended the partnership between her Ministry and Huawei for supporting South Africa’s National Digital and Future Skills Strategy.

“Through the Seeds for the Future Program, students will get access to Huawei’s latest technology and that will give them a valuable insight into how ICT works to change our lives. This is the 5G, cloud and AI era, and we want our students to get the best skills so they can innovate and create local solutions that will serve our local needs,” Stella said.

Yang Chen, Vice President of Huawei Southern Africa Region, said Huawei is committed to Africa’s human resource development.

“Africa has the youngest population in the world. These youth are the continent’s greatest resource which will power the economy in the future. Huawei partners with African governments, education institutes and industry to equip the future leaders with the latest knowledge at the very highest global levels and provide them opportunities to apply it to achieve a better future for the continent.”

From Bits To Watts: Huawei Underlines African Power Credentials

There is no doubt that Africa faces a massive energy challenge. At the same time, the continent is richly endowed with renewable energy sources. According to international energy agency, around 580 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lacked access to electricity in 2019, three-quarters of the global total, while renewable energy is expected to contribute 22% of Africa’s total energy consumption by 2030. 

There is a strong and urgent need to accelerate the growth of renewable energy across the region to ensure sufficient, affordable, reliable energy supply for individuals, businesses, and communities. Huawei is at the forefront of addressing those issues, as it demonstrated at a virtual digital power event today. 

“There is still a massive gap to be bridged. However, the traditional energy infrastructure operation mode cannot meet the new challenges brought by the latest development in the digital world. Digital and intelligent technologies can be of great help to ensure we provide sufficient electricity to every African household and business,” said Huang Su, Director of Huawei Southern Africa Digital Power Business. 

The cost of PV power generation has fallen sharply over the past decade. In most countries, traditional energy grids costs a lot more than PV electricity.  This offers Africa an opportunity to harness its abundant potential of increasingly cost-competitive renewable energy to meet the growing demand for electricity and pursue a climate-friendly, needs-oriented power strategy.

As Huang points out, renewable energy is much cheaper than fossil-fuel-based options, with a kilowatt-hour of solar power costing less than a Rand in South Africa. It’s clear then, that solar power should -- and likely will -- play a large role in the world’s future power mix. 

In order to achieve this, Huawei is committed to introducing digital power solutions driven by digital technologies.

"The essence of digital power is integrating cloud, AI, and other digital technologies with power generation, storage and consumption. We are ready and willing to provide our full support for building a green Africa and bridging the energy gap,” Huang says. 

Huawei’s smart PV solution has been deployed in more than 60 countries and regions and has generated more than 300 billion kWH of green electricity, powering millions of residents and hundreds of industries globally. Huang said, Huawei will continue to innovate and enable renewable energy to empower each individual, home, and organisation. 

“Huawei is already a household name in the ICT world,” Huang says. “All ICT requires power supply and Huawei has always provided that to one degree or another. Our efforts in the solar PV space are simply an extension of that. As we are good at Bits, so we basically try to add Bit streams on the top of Watt streams, and use bits to manage the Watt,” Huang says. 

“Over time, Huawei will deploy more and more scalable power stations. These power stations can be managed and maintained online, further reducing their carbon footprint,” he adds. “We are uniquely positioned to bring electricity, power supply, and data management together. The journey from bits to watts is accelerating and we plan on leading it.”

Huawei Demonstrates Innovative Capabilities At MWC And Launched A Suite Of 5G Solutions

Huawei underlined its innovative capabilities, walking away with several awards at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), which took place in Barcelona and online from 28 June to 01 July.                                                                                   

As the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, Mobile World Congress plays a pivotal role in setting the tone for space over the course of the coming year. Huawei has played a central role at MWC for some time now and the 2021 edition was no exception. 

Speaking at the event, Ryan Ding, President of Carrier Business Group, Huawei pointed out that 5G -- an area where Huawei is a leading player -- is already demonstrating its potential in several markets, but added there was still room for more innovation. 

Ding pointed to the progress of 5G technology in China and South Korea, where Huawei research showed rollout is already 20-times faster than 4G, with subscribers hitting 390 million in its home market. 

Between 2021 and 2025, Ding added the combination of ICT and 5G digital infrastructure will drive economic growth of €1.9 trillion in China and €130 billion in South Korea, numbers proving operators were becoming drivers for national economies. 

“We still need continued 5G innovation, we still need to grow our system, we need to coordinate telecoms standards and integrate 5G into our core production process,” he says. “5G innovation is an ongoing process and this is just the beginning.” 

The event also saw Huawei launch a series of 5G products and solutions to promote multi-antenna technology to all bands and all scenarios to build leading 5G networks. 

Supercharged by industry leading innovation, these newly released products and solutions are all the only one of its kind. They include Industry's Lightest 64T64R Massive MIMO, BladeAAU Pro, Industry's only 64T A+P Solution, BladeRRU Pro, Industry's Only RF Unit that supports three low and three medium bands, and Industry's Only Commercial FDD Massive MIMO. 

Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei Wireless Product Line, said: "We aim to support operators to efficiently deploy 5G networks and provide first-rate experience. Huawei will work with global partners to innovate and share 5G benefits with all." 

Huawei’s 5G prowess saw it win several awards, including the 'Best Mobile Network Infrastructure' award at the Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards for its BladeAAU product. Huawei launched the industry's first BladeAAU product in 2019 to help operators overcome deployment challenges relating to the insufficient antenna space. 

The Judges had this to say about the Huawei for BladeAAU series: “This stands out as a vital enabler for operators deploying 5G, ensuring support for commercially important spectrum in the years to come.”

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