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Huawei today announced that it has received top honours in three categories, namely VoLTE Innovation of the Year, LTE Innovation of the Year and Smart City Innovation of the Year at the 11th Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards, organised by Telecom Asia Readers’ Choice & Innovation at The Mira, Hong Kong.

Hailed as the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei continues to empower the industry by providing winning technologies that are innovative and sustainable.

On winning the three awards, Lim Chee Siong, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Huawei Southern Pacific Region, said, “The constant evolution of digital technology in every sphere of life in recent years has made the technology industry highly dynamic. At Huawei, we recognize this need of the day, and strive to achieve technological breakthroughs centred around customer needs and open partnerships. Our smart city solution, Voice over 5G and cloud solutions are competitive end-to-end products, and bear a strong testimony to our commitment to innovation. It is a matter of pride to be continually recognized for this work and our efforts in the space of digital and ICT transformation.”

“In the digital economy, the success of a business hinges on its ability to securely communicate with partners, customers and regulators. Consumers and enterprises are looking for service providers able to create reliable, secure and scalable platforms. To create this environment is no easy task. Service providers will need to partner with leading technology providers like Huawei to be able to mask the complexity of systems and processes while creating avenues for innovation and growth,” said Allan Tan, Chief Editor, Telecom Asia.

VoLTE Innovation of the Year: Huawei Vo5G

In this category, Huawei presented the development of Vo5G (Voice over 5G) standard and the voice and video codec standard solutions. This solution is the first to provide basic and enhanced functions to ensure a smooth evolution to 5G. Vo5G features flexible architecture-based designs, enabling real-time communication (RTC) services to gradually reach Home, enterprise, and industry users. Further, Huawei has redefined RTC as a microservice, and can orchestrate it to meet the requirements of various industries, such as Internet of Vehicles, industrial control, agriculture, and energy.

LTE Innovation of the Year: Huawei CloudAIR

Mobile operators will go through key transitions from year 2018-2025 including 2G and 3G phase-out, continuous deployment and densification of 4G, and the evolution to 5G. Huawei’s CloudAIR solution is the industry’s first air interface cloud-based solution, which aims to reshape networks, to efficiently share resources such as spectrum, power and channels. This solution improves air interface efficiency to enhance operator’s flexibility to deploy complex radio networks, huge synergized capacities and provide better user experience. The solution can be implemented using existing equipment with only software upgrades. Huawei CloudAIR solution was released in 2017 and is expected to achieve 100 commercial deployments in live networks by end of 2018.

Smart City Innovation of the Year: Huawei Smart City Intelligent Operations Centre

Huawei Smart City Intelligent Operations Centre enables a digital twin of the physical city. Through IoT sensors (video/non-video) across the city, data is collected and transmitted back to the IOC backend platforms using wireless and wired network. The backend platform include Cloud, IoT sensor management, GIS (city visuals), big data (analytics), Video management & analytics, and reporting dashboards (presentation) for better urban management. The solution was developed in partnership with China Government and was implemented in ShenZhen Longgang area covering approximately 400 square kilometer with a population of more than 3 million people.

The Readers’ Choice and Innovation Awards are held to recognize the technology innovations and contributions to the industry of top telecom vendors operating in the Asia Pacific. Huawei was recognized for 5G Innovation of the Year, Internet-of-Things (IoT) / Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Solution Innovation of the Year and Smart City Innovation of the Year in 2017 and 5G Innovation of the Year, Internet-of-Things (IoT) / Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Solution Innovation of the Year and CEM Innovation of the Year in 2016 in previous editions of the awards.