Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, shared its vision for a future of connected possibilities that will be made real with the advent of 5G technology during the GSMA Mobile 360-Middle East Conference, which was held on the sidelines of GITEX 2016.
Addressing an audience of regional ICT professionals at the event, Huawei’s President of Wireless Marketing Operations for Wireless Network Product Line, Qiu Heng, highlighted a future where the impact of 5G will extend beyond the traditional ICT industry to touch on every aspect of modern life as we know it, with everything mobile and everything connected.
£5G is being developed at just the right time, when the world is demanding better, faster, higher capacity connectivity to accommodate the explosion of connected devices that are poised to help us power everything from autonomous cars and industrial facilities, to enabling connected education, healthcare and smart cities. This demand is driving real innovation in the telecoms space and has led to a collaborative approach by global players to define a new global network technology led by 4 key success factors ‘ unified standards, spectrum availability on a global level, key technologies development and global collaboration,’ said Heng.
‘The development of 5G will enable a host of advanced and new technologies to become a part of everyday life,’ Heng added. ‘With speeds of up to 10Gbps, Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) will affect every aspect of modern day life, from augmented and virtual reality to self-driving vehicles, from smart homes and buildings, to mission critical applications and smart city technologies.’
Heng stressed the importance of adding more connections and enabling digital transformation prior to the introduction of 5G.
Huawei continues to work closely with various operators across the region, in an effort to drive 5G development forward in the Middle East.
In May, Huawei was named the ‘Best 5G Innovator in MENA’ at inaugural LTE & 5G MENA Awards in Dubai. Huawei also received the ‘Biggest Contribution to 5G Development’ at the 5G World Summit last year, for its role in leading research and development around fifth generation networks.
Mobile 360 ‘ Middle East is designed to cover the latest innovations developing in the region and outlines specific topics such as 5G, connected living, identity, IoT, privacy and security. The two-day conference features thought leaders from across the region and representatives from the largest MNOs, the most exciting technology suppliers and industry movers and shakers.