Huawei Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with China Unicom to work on 5G Technologies

At MWC Shanghai 2018, China Unicom and Huawei signed a strategic partnership agreement to work on 5G technologies. In attendance and speaking at the event were Shao Guanglu, Vice President of the China Unicom Group, and Ryan Ding, Huawei's Executive Director and President of Huawei’s Carrier Business Group.

Shao and Ding witnessed the signing of the agreement by the Deputy Manager of China Unicom's Network Development Dept. Qu Baozhong and Director of Huawei's China Unicom Account Dept. Gao Xiang. The agreement represents a strategic consensus reached between the two companies. As part of the partnership, Huawei and China Unicom will fully leverage their respective innovative strengths in 5G and focus on cooperation in E2E 5G technical verification, cooperation with vertical industry partners, building of the 5G ecosystem, and 5G service incubation and promotion.

At the ceremony, Huawei and China Unicom also published a whitepaper on 5G-oriented digital evolution of indoor coverage. The white paper analyzes opportunities and challenges facing indoor network deployment in the 5G era, and explores how to scientifically build indoor 4G networks and ensure they can efficiently evolve toward 5G in the future. It also outlines drivers and sets out targets and key technical elements for indoor 5G network evolution. Together, Huawei and China Unicom aim to drive the maturity of the indoor 5G network coverage industry.

Speaking about future development of the industry, Huawei’s Ding said that 5G will be the cornerstone of a fully connected, intelligent world and integrated innovation of industry + technology + applications will drive the development of 5G. Huawei will continue to innovate in 5G technical solutions and applications and work with China Unicom to jointly build the 5G ecosystem alliance. The company is committed to partnering with all industry players to pave the information highways of the digital era.