Huawei tips $4b into fixed broadband R&D

Dylan Bushell-Embling
26 Sep 2014
Daily News

Huawei has announced plans to invest $4 billion over the next three years in fixed broadband R&D.

The vendor will invest in areas ranging from silicon photonics and other basic broadband technologies, to SDN, NFV and new architectures for IP and all-optical networks.

As the 4k video era looms and as LTE and 5G development progresses, operators are calling for the construction of high-performance networks that guarantee a superior experience, Huawei said.

The company has been shifting its focus towards mobile technologies and devices over the past few years, but Huawei Products and Solutions president Ryan Ding said fixed technologies are still a focus.

“Huawei recognizes Fixed Broadband as a key direction for strategic investment and will continue to increase the scale of investment in related technologies, core products and solutions,” he said.

Huawei separately put out a call for joint efforts to build a greener and more sustainable supply chain for the ICT market.

The company held its sixth Global Supplier Sustainability Conference in Shenzhen yesterday, bringing together some 100 Huawei suppliers with representatives from telcos and some NGOs..

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