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5G manifesto for timely deployment of 5G in Europe


07 Jul 2016


Innovation & Enterprise

Press statement by Huawei’s Tony Graziano

On 7 July 2016, a 5G Manifesto prepared by an Industry High Level Group was submitted to the European Commission. Commenting on the initiative, Tony Graziano, Vice-President of Huawei’s European Public Affairs and Communication Office, said:

“We fully support the 5G Manifesto presented today, and are determined to play our part in living up to its ambitions.

To ensure that Europe leads in the 5G race, industry investment and innovation-friendly regulation must go hand-in-hand. Today’s Manifesto outlines how we can foster the collaboration and investments required to make 5G a European success story.”

Huawei is placing a strong focus on 5G research and innovation. In Europe, the company is cooperating with public and private partners and participating in EU 5G research projects, including the 5G-PPP. Together with its European partners, it launched a 5G Vertical Industry Accelerator (5G VIA) and testbed in Munich, Germany. The company is also researching 5G technologies at Surrey University’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) in the UK, where it will be investing £5 million as part of the $600 million that Huawei is committing to 5G research globally by 2018.


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 10 000 staff based in Europe, of whom 1 570 are working in R&D. We run 18 R&D organisations 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.

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