Unicom inks 5G pact with Huawei

29 Jun 2018

Chinese telecoms group China Unicom has signed a 5G strategic partnership agreement with domestic vendor Huawei, under which the duo intend to focus on: cooperation in end-to-end (E2E) 5G technical verification; cooperation with vertical industry partners; building the 5G ecosystem; and 5G service incubation and promotion. Alongside the signing of the agreement, the two firms published a whitepaper on 5G-oriented evolution of indoor coverage that explores how to build indoor 4G networks and ensure that they can be efficiently upgraded to 5G in the future. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Unicom’s VP Shao Guanglu commented on the partnership: ‘The next decade will witness 4G evolution to 5G. 5G technologies will usher in a fully-connected, intelligent world, in which there will be a faster and more extensive industrial revolution. China Unicom and Huawei will continue to deepen their cooperation in the 5G domain, focusing on 5G networking and business ecosystem construction to drive 5G development and the prosperity of 5G ecosystems and create a better-connected 5G world.’

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