Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has become the world’s largest contributor to LTE standards and patents in the telecommunications industry. Huawei’s dedication to sharing its technological and intellectual property has benefitted a diversity of partners in the LTE value chain as the company continues to play a fundamental role in the development of the global market.
As of October 2011, Huawei also submitted more than 7,900 LTE/EPC contributions to the 3G Partnership Project—a global mobile broadband standards initiative—including more than 230 approved contributions of LTE Core Specifications.
Huawei’s contribution to LTE standards and patents has been pivotal in the company gaining the lead in global LTE commercialization as the top ranked brand worldwide with more than 50% market share. According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) report “Evolution to LTE” released in October 2011, out of the 35 commercial LTE networks launched globally to date, 18 of them use Huawei’s end-to-end SingleRAN LTE solution.
“Based on customer-centric innovation, sharing intellectual property rights (IPR) with the industry and complying with international IPR rules, Huawei has become the leading LTE industry player and contributor to LTE standards and patents,” noted Ying Weimin, President of GSM&UMTS<E Network, Huawei. “We have established more than 20 joint innovation centers with global leading operators and now lead the strong development of the LTE industry by transforming advanced technologies into customers’ competitiveness and success in business.”
Since 2000, Huawei has partnered with key international wireless standardization organizations to drive technology development and the improvement of standards. Huawei currently holds significant roles within these organizations, serving 83 key positions from chairmen and board members to rapporteurs. Some of these groups include the 3G Partnership Project (3GPP), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), among many others.
As a pioneer in the field of mobile broadband and LTE technologies in particular, Huawei has been involved in a number of landmark projects in the region during 2011, including the deployment of the region’s widest LTE network in the UAE as well as the recent launch of LTE TDD services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Earlier this month, Huawei also successfully deployed and verified the capabilities of its new E-Band microwave equipment during a comprehensive LTE test network; marking a crucial step in helping global operators accommodate large-bandwidth LTE services.