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Proximus, VUB, ULB sign technology agreement with Huawei

Date

26 Jun 2015

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InfoSociety
Innovation & Enterprise
Trade & Society
Proximus, VUB and ULB signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei during the Royal mission in Beijing, China, today. Huawei and Proximus will jointly provide and implement cutting-edge ICT infrastructure, such as but not limited to 5G technology, for the Learning & Innovation Center which aims to extend the traditional library concept by integrating the newest information and communication technologies. The center is an initiative of VUB and ULB. Proximus is key partner of the Learning & Innovation Center.
 
 
The VUB and ULB universities are aiming to create a campus of the future by developing an innovative, visionary concept, benefiting from housing their Science and Engineering faculties on a single campus in Brussels.
 
As a key private partner of the project, Proximus will provide the “campus of the future” with ICT infrastructure, equipment and connectivity.  In the Learning & Innovation Center the Proximus "Innovation Lounge" will be installed, which will become an inspiring meeting place for students and researchers, where they will be able to adopt and study the latest breakthroughs in cutting-edge technology.
 
Huawei will work with Proximus to deploy innovative ICT infrastructure. Next generation wireless technology, such as, but not only, 5G connectivity for the Learning & Innovation Center, will be a key part of this collaborative effort. The center will be among the first 5G applications in Belgium. Huawei launched its European Research Centre (ERI) in Belgium, in May, to drive the company’s research efforts towards making 5G technology a reality.
 
For more information:
 
ULB – Communications department
Nicolas Dassonville – 0475.608.242 – n.dassonville@ulb.ac.be
 
VUB – Communications department
Sico Wittermans – 0473.964.137 – sicco.wittermans@vub.ac.be
 
Proximus – Press department
Haroun Fenaux - 02.202 48 67 - 0476 60 03 33        
Jan Margot - 02.202 85 01 - 0475 58 50 37
 
Huawei
Vivien HE - Public Affairs and Communication Belgium – xiaowei.he@huawei.com - 0494 531591
 
 
About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to build a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Huawei’s 170 000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population.
 
Huawei currently has over 9 900 staff based in Europe, of whom 1200 are working in R&D. We run 18 R&D sites located in eight European countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the UK) and operate numerous joint innovation centres in partnership with telecom and ICT partners.
 
Further information is available at www.huawei.eu
 

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