January News Roundup


    Jan 31, 2023

    The News Roundup series brings you Huawei’s main monthly news in brief. So, what’s been making headlines in January?

    Jan 31: Huawei-NUS Innovation Challenge to Launch in Singapore

    Kicking off on February 9, 2023, the competition invites teams of four to six university and polytechnic students in Singapore to build a stock trading model based on historical transaction data that times the market to let users ‘buy low, sell high’.

    • 1st prize: S$10,000 (approx. US$7.6k)
    • 2nd prize: S$5,000
    • 3rd prize: S$3,000

    Organizers/Partners: National University of Singapore Business Analytics Centre (NUS BAC), Huawei Singapore, Audaque Data Technology.

    Read more here.

    Jan 12: Telecom Egypt & Huawei Deploy Africa’s First Green Wireless Network Tower

    The FRP wireless network tower in action

    Earlier this year, the two partners scored a victory for the planet by activating Africa’s first eco-friendly wireless network tower made of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) in Egypt.

    • The 18-meter tower emits less CO2 than steel thanks to FRP, with the camouflage fence also made of eco-friendly materials.
    • The tower’s wireless radio networks and radio units integrate the latest energy-saving tech and are partially powered by solar cells.

    Read more here.

    Jan 5: Irish Team Wins Tech4Good Competition with Wheelchair Access Solution

    Huawei announced the winners of the second Tech4Good Competition on January 5, 2022, a Huawei competition that encourages students from across the globe to develop and showcase their tech acumen.

    The Irish team Síolta took home first prize for their solution Roll On, a solution designed to enable wheelchair users to independently board trains by deploying a boarding ramp.

    Powered by computer vision, AI, infrared sensors, and cloud networked by 5G, the solution can be operated by smartphone.

    Learn more here.

    Jan 9: Huawei Places in CDP’s A-list for its Transparency and Performance on Climate Change

    The non-profit charity CDP ranked Huawei in its top A-list category based on our performance in climate change and disclosure transparency.

    CDP also granted Huawei an “Excellent Environmental Leadership Award”.

    Read more here and find out how we’re applying tech for nature conservation as part of our TECH4ALL initiative and through our Tech4Nature partnership with International Union for Conservation (IUCN).

    And as the first post in this series, let us also bring you up to speed with what was happening as 2023 approached…

    Dec 27, 2022: GlobalData Ranks Huawei OptiX OSN 9800 Leader in Core Packet-Optical Platforms

    In its report Core Packet-Optical Platform: Competitive Landscape Assessment, GlobalData placed the Huawei OptiX OSN 9800 in pole position with the highest score.

    As well as supporting carrier networks to go all-cloud, the solution provides provides a line capacity per fiber of 96 Tbit/s, meeting capacity requirements for the next 10 years.

    This OptiX OSN 9800 series suits integrated transmission scenarios such as home broadband, mobile bearer, enterprise private lines, and Data Center Interconnection (DCI). It also provides the optimal E2E transmission solution for backbone and metro networks.

    Check out all the the leading specs of the OptiX OSN 9800 series.

    Dec 23, 2022: Huawei and Nokia Extend Patent License Agreement

    Huawei and Nokia announced the extension of their patent license agreement on December 23, 2022, the terms of which are confidential.

    Dec 22, 2022: Huawei’s Mobile VPN Solution Wins Digital Transformation Project of the Year Award at ACA 2022

    At the online Asia Communication Awards (ACA) 2022, Huawei’s Mobile VPN solution scooped this award for its contribution to the digitalization of different industries.

    As well as a 10x increase in downlink network rate, Mobile VPN stands out from other enterprise VPNs due to its ease of connections, high reliability, carrier-class security, and simple O&M.

    Unlike conventional VPN solutions that slow traffic by detouring it through the Internet and require repeated authentications when switching between public and private networks, Mobile VPN uses operators’ intranets to provide on-demand, direct, and fast private networks for enterprises

    Read the press release in full.

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