Huawei sets big mobile broadband goals at major event

Huawei sets big mobile broadband goals at major event

Huawei has revealed its mobile broadband strategy at the opening day of the 2015 Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Hong Kong, with the brand reiterating its top three targets: to support 6.7bn users, a 1Gbps access rate, and one billion Internet of Things (IoT) cellular connections.

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In a speech, Ken Hu, Huawei’s deputy chairman and rotating CEO, laid out the ‘MBB 2020 Strategy’, designed to show how the company’s mobile broadband blueprint for the next five years will evolve.

Huawei's blueprint

He said: ‘From now until 2020, we have three main targets: supporting 6.7 billion mobile broadband users, supporting a 1Gbps access rate, and supporting one billion connections for the cellular Internet of Things.

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‘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.

The IoT era

‘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 co-operation among different stakeholders. These three factors will help to drive growth in this market.’

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