March News Roundup


    Mar 31, 2023

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

    Click the link for previous news roundups and visit The Newsroom for these stories in full and more.

    Mar 22: Winners of Huawei APAC ICT Competition 2023 Announced

    The winning teams at the awards ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia

    What it is: The Huawei ICT Competition challenges students’ theoretical knowledge, hands-on ICT skills, and ability to work in a team.

    The winners: ‘Network Track’: University Malaya; ‘Cloud Track’: Chinese University of Hong Kong. The winners will take part in the Global Final of the Huawei ICT Competition in May 2023.

    Who took part? 4,800 Huawei ICT Academy students accompanied by 290 teachers from colleges and universities in 10 countries.

    Read more about the competition.

    Bonus fact: Through its ICT Academy and ICT Competition, Huawei partners with 290 universities and has helped develop 51,000+ people develop ICT skills in Asia-Pacific.

    Related: Huawei Seeds for the Future: Digital Talent Summit @ MWC23

    Mar 21: Analysys Mason & Huawei Release 5G New Calling White Paper

    5G New Calling aims to transform the voice experience for users with unique services such as real-time translation, video-based customer services, and remote maintenance. 

    Related: New Calling: Bringing Our World Closer Together

    Opportunities and Challenges of 5G New Calling explores the opportunities and challenges facing 5G New Calling, and introduces the strategies and best practices of Chinese operators in in this area. The paper is based on a Analysys Mason survey of 4,000 individuals and 501 enterprises and organizations covering what they expect from communications. 

    Download the white paper Opportunities and Challenges of 5G New Calling.

    Mar 14: Huawei Debuts Smart Railway Perimeter Detection Solution at 11th UIC World Congress

    Li Junfeng, CEO for Huawei’s Aviation & Rail BU, delivers an opening speech at the congress in Morocco covering Huawei’s solutions for the railway industry

    Huawei’s Smart Railway Perimeter Detection solution:

    • Protects trackside safety 24/7 in any weather.
    • Uses optical-vision convergence architecture, enabling fiber vibration detection and video analysis to safeguard railway perimeters with multi-dimensional awareness and high precision.
    • Resolves low accuracy issues faced by conventional railway perimeter detection solutions.
    • Prevents missed alarms and minimizes false alarms.

    Railway industry solutions:

    • Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS)
    • Data communication network.
    • Optical communication network.

    Learn more about Huawei’s Smart Railway solutions.

    Mar 9: Ooredoo & Huawei to Boost Fintech Service Development

    Ooredoo Group and Huawei signed a partnership agreement at MWC23 to use Huawei’s Mobile Fintech platform to provide state-of-the-art, mobile-first, financial services for both consumers and vendors in Ooredo’s markets.

    Headquartered in Qatar, Ooredoo is a leading global mobile network operator. It also leads the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Fintech market with an approximate 35% share of total transaction value.

    Learn more about:

    Mar 09: Huawei & Cellnex Deploy Europe’s First Commercial Long-Reach E-band Backhaul Solution

    Deployment in Poland marks the first large-scale commercial use of microwave LR E-band backhaul in Europe.

    Cellnex & Huawei at MWC23

    Thorough testing shows that the technology can slash TCO for network build out.

    “Old and new links were put in parallel, performing under identical weather conditions. LR E-band and Intelligent Beam Tracing (IBT) antennas performed exceptionally well, with better capacity and availability. They reliably achieved 10-km link distance with 30% less service disruption, and delivered a 56% link capacity increase resulting in a significant improvement in network quality.”

    Vincenzo Bombelli, Director, Global RAN Operations, Cellnex

    Cellnex Poland plans to extend 5G-ready transport network coverage nationwide, with LR E-band technology playing a crucial role.

    Mar 07: Huawei & Partners Win MWC GLOMO for ‘Best Mobile Innovation for Connected Health and Wellbeing’

    Designed to increase the chance of saving stroke victims, the 5G Mobile Stroke Unit: Maintaining Brain Health project enables CT scanning, lab tests, diagnosis, and intravenous thrombolysis (to destroy blood clots) to be completed in a 5G Mobile Stroke Unit in just 17 to 28 minutes.

    What the judges said:

    “This employed leading edge technologies in direct support of a highly compelling, globally applicable use case — helping resolve a specific medical issue at the point of need. Multiple technical challenges had to be overcome, and it is hoped that the learnings will translate to broader use cases, across healthcare and beyond.”

    GSMA judge at the GLOMO awards

    The tech: The solution uses 5G slicing, ultra-long-distance coverage, and Multi-access Edge Computing to upload patients’ CT images, vital sign data, and monitoring videos to the hospital for telemedicine guidance over China Unicom’s 5G networks.

    The partners: China Unicom, Xuanwu Hospital, China Information Technology Designing & Consulting Institute (CITC), Bechoice, and Huawei.

    Learn more about Huawei’s Fully Connected Healthcare solutions.

    Mar 03: Huawei’s Green Target Network & 5G Smart Ocean Projects Win GTI Awards at MWC23

    The Green Target Network program won the ‘Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology Award’ and ‘Outstanding Award’

    The 5G Smart Ocean project won the ‘Market Development Award’ for its outstanding contributions to the digital transformation of the maritime industry.

    Read more about both solutions here and the GTI Awards here.

    Mar 03: Debswana & Huawei Unveil World’s First 5G-oriented Smart Diamond Mine Project

    Debswana & Huawei present the world’s first 5G-oriented diamond mine solution

    Deployed in December 2021 for Botswanan diamond-mine operator Debswana, Huawei’s 4G eLTE private network solution provides stable connectivity for Jwaneng mine, connecting more than 260 pieces of equipment, including drilling rigs, excavators, heavy trucks, and pickup trucks.


    Upgradable to 5G, the solution connects the mine’s production, safety and security systems, overcoming previous limitations with public wireless frequencies and interference that prevented stable real-time data transmission.

    • Safety: Real-time data collection, backhaul, and interaction increase system sensitivity and accuracy to better protect workers.
    • Efficiency: Real-time data transmission improves mining vehicle efficiency, increases yield, and reduces long-term OPEX.

    Learn more about Huawei’s Intelligent Mining solutions.

    Mar 02: Huawei Launches Eco Series Antennas for Green 5G Networks

    An energy efficiency test site

    At MWC23, Huawei launched its Eco series of antennas. The new series:

    • Boosts efficiency by 15% thanks to Huawei’s exclusive SDIF technology, which works in all bands to slash RF energy loss in the feeding network.
    • Uses Meta Lens technology to optimize electromagnetic beam direction and project more RF energy to the target area, improving network coverage at the same transmit power.
    • Reduces electromagnetic noise and interference to neighboring cells to improve network coverage quality.
    • Reduces site power consumption and carbon emissions. Testing on a network in Europe showed a 15% decrease in site energy consumption.

    The antennas can help operators save OPEX and build green, high-performance 5G networks without needing more energy even during network traffic surges.

    Learn more here.

    March Memorandums of Understanding (MoU)

    Click the links for more details on each MoU.

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