Huawei’s Mobile Broadband 2020 Strategy outlines plans for next five years
Huawei announced its “MBB 2020 Strategy” on the opening day of the 2015 Global Mobile Broadband Forum, outlining a new mobile broadband blueprint for the next five years.
“From now until 2020, we have three main targets: supporting 6.7 billion mobile broadband users, supporting a 1Gbps access rate, and supporting 1 billion connections for the cellular Internet of Things. Achieving these goals will require technology and business model innovation, as well as cross-industry collaboration. Huawei’s mobile broadband strategy will focus on spectrum, air interface, network architecture, integrated base stations, and operations based on user experience,” said Ken Hu, Huawei’s deputy chairman and rotating CEO.
He continued, “Connecting people remains a top priority, so both quantity and quality matter. The network is the foundation of user experience, but as we focus on the network, we must, at the same time, focus on the user. And in focusing on network performance, we must also keep in mind how users experience the network.”
Hu went on, “We are entering the era of the Internet of Things. This means huge opportunities for the entire mobile telecommunications industry. To realise this IoT vision, we must develop and unify cross-industry standards, contain costs, and promote cooperation among different stakeholders. These three factors will help drive growth in this market.”
The 2015 Global Mobile Broadband Forum is jointly hosted by Huawei and the GSMA. This year it has attracted more than 1,000 guests, 200 of whom are C-level executives. Participants include mobile operators, industry partners and media representatives.
Guests discuss issues related to building a better connected world, such as how to broaden the MBB pipe using 4.5G solutions, and how to take advantage of more powerful pipe capability to explore new industry opportunities.
During the Forum, 25 speakers from GSMA, CMCC, Telefonica, Vodafone, Orange, Telecom Italia, SoftBank, Google, BOSCH, and others will give presentations. At the 2015 Global MBB Forum exhibition area along with Huawei, industry partners such as SAIC Motor, BOSCH, Facebook, and Parrot will jointly be demonstrating new enabling technologies and new business applications.