08 Jun 2017   |   Network Updates   |   Update from Huawei
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Huawei wins 10 Year Anniversary Award for accelerating small cell deployments worldwide

At the 2017 Small Cell World Summit in London, Huawei won the 10 year anniversary award issued by the Small Cell Forum in recognition of Huawei's efforts to accelerate Small Cell deployment worldwide, and the company’s outstanding contribution to the Small Cell industry.

The judge panel of Small Cell Forum said in reference to Huawei, “To achieve scale, any technology needs the consistent, strong and global support of large vendors. Over the past decade, one company has stood out from the crowd in all three respects. Whether we are attending events in Asia or Latin America, or talking to operators in Africa, Europe or India, one vendor is always there, waving the flag for small cells, and putting its weight of experience and expertise behind large-scale deployments, often in business critical scenarios.”

From Beijing International Airport with more than 90 million passengers every year, to Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium with a capacity of more than 90,000, from the world's largest shopping center Dubai Mall, to the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain; Huawei’s Small Cell solution has helped more than 150 operators to improve user experience for thousands of ultra-high traffic highlands. Huawei’s Small Cell solution has achieved more than a 100% annual growth over the past few years, with Dell'Oro’s latest market report showing that Huawei’s Small Cell global market share accounted for more than 39%.

Behind the rapid development of business is Huawei's unremitting efforts to achieve continuous technological innovation, to promote industry consensus and to cultivate industrial ecosystems.
At the end of 2013, Huawei announced the industry first end-to-end digital architecture Small Cell, the LampSite solution, with advantages to provide real large capacity, rapid deployment, visual operation and maintenance, and future proved smooth technology evolution. It quickly became the first choice for operators to enhance the user experience, to unleash traffic potential and to build future oriented networks in airports, shopping malls, stadiums and other large Medium-sized indoor venues.

In 2015, LampSite won the ‘Best Mobile Infrastructure Award’ from GSMA at Mobile World Congress 2015. In 2017, Huawei introduced LampSite 3.0, the industry's first full-bandwidth digital solution for indoors, which supports multi-operator sharing and aims to promote the digital upgrading of all kinds of indoor scenarios. It has become a new milestone of indoor network innovation.

Huawei's concept of indoor network digitalization has been gradually accepted by an industry consensus of global operators, analysts, venue owners and many other vendors worldwide. It promotes indoor network upgrading from analog architecture to end-to-end digital architecture, from black box management to visual management, from meeting voice and coverage needs to meeting data and capacity needs, from less new technology support to easy evolution of 5G new technology by software upgrades.

With the large-scale deployment of indoor digital networks, Huawei further proposed the concept of enabling the indoor digital economy to promote the industry to accelerate the construction of indoor digital infrastructure. It will also encourage multi-operators, venue owners and site owners to build indoor networks together, to help shopping malls, sports venues, hospitals and other vertical industry owners to achieve digital transformation. This will help operators to expand their business borders from B2C to B2V and to achieve revenue growth.

Huawei has also reached extensive cooperation with the Ministry of Communications of Indonesia, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Committee, the China Aviation Society, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Communications, Shanghai Industrial Research Institute and more than 50 integrators, application developers and other partners. Through the construction of national and regional industrial alliances and the promotion of indoor network standards, Huawei and their partners jointly cultivated a brand new industrial ecosystem and accelerated the innovation and application of indoor digital technology.

"Small Cell as a pioneer of mobile networking technology and business innovation is the most important part of building a future-oriented mobile network. Huawei will continue to increase its investment in Small Cell," said Mr. Ritchie Peng, President of Huawei's Small Cell Product Line.

"Thanks to the industry's commitment to Huawei's efforts to promote Small Cell global scale deployment. Huawei also hope to continue to strengthen interaction with the industry and to achieve win-win cooperation. It will accelerate the indoor digital economy to help operators to open new business borders and achieve new growth."

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