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Huawei awarded Best 5G Innovator at inaugural LTE & 5G MENA Awards in Dubai

Huawei launches the first MBB VIP Salon at the event

Huawei – a leading global ICT solutions provider, took home the award for Best 5G Innovator at the inaugural LTE & 5G MENA Awards held in Dubai on 10th May.

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Sun Xiaofeng, the Vice President of Solution Sales & Marketing in the Middle East said: “We are excited by the award and this reflects our commitments and beliefs in the region. As the region continues to harness the potential of LTE and expand its networks, Huawei has proven to be one of the leading innovators in the region’s mobile broadband market. With ambitious mobile broadband plans already underway, we believe that the Middle East will help lead the development of 5G globally and Huawei certainly plans to help facilitate that development.”

This year’s edition of LTE MENA conference was opened by Dr. Margaret Hu, President of Huawei Wireless Network Marketing, with a mobile broadband blueprint for the next five years.

“MBB development will make “Everything on Mobile” a reality.” She said. “To realize this vision however, we must develop and unify cross-industry standards, contain costs, and promote cooperation among different stakeholders. These three factors will help drive growth in this market. From now until 2020, we have three main targets globally: supporting 6.7 billion mobile broadband users, supporting a 1Gbps access rate, and supporting 1 billion connections for the cellular Internet of Things. In the region in particular, we believe that the emergence of a fully-connected world with boundless possibilities is imminent. Achieving these goals will most certainly require technology, business model innovation as well as cross-industry collaboration.”

More than 600 experts from the global ICT industry convened at the conference to discuss mobile broadband and other emerging technologies. Huawei partnered with telecom operators, analysts, regulators, and a host of other technology pioneers to put the MENA region at the forefront of today’s connected world and map out the future road to 5G.

Together with the event organizer Informa, Huawei also co-hosted the first MBB VIP Salon at the event, inviting CXOs and VPs from more than 15 major operators in the region to attend. Guests included industry leaders, senior executives from OVUM, as well as representatives from The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. Mohamed Madkour, VP of Huawei Wireless Network Marketing shared that Broadband connections enable the rise of a host of new business models and can help to efficiently restructure traditional industries and generally improve efficiencies and living experiences for all.

Huawei has extended global open partnerships on 5G technologies with more than 20 operators, including Etisalat, Vodafone, Telefonica and TeliaSonera.