[Shanghai, China, 28 October, 2011]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the Wireless User Group Meeting was successfully hosted on 18th-20th October in Shanghai. The event has proved a great opportunity for Huawei R&D and service teams to directly interface with customers from around the world.
The 2011 User Group Meeting saw the announcement and first meeting of a currently seven member Advisory Board representing several of the world's leading operators. The board will help monitor key issue progress, provide guidance for the annual meeting and year round communications with members of the User Group.
The inaugural Wireless User Group Meeting was held last year. This second meeting saw a considerable increase in attention and attendance with more than 300 customers representing 70 operators around the world. With presentations from leading operators such as Vodafone Germany, China Mobile, Telecom France, TeliaSonera Norway, Telefonica Germany, no less than 22 speakers addressed the large international audience.
The 2011 event was also an occasion for celebrating the past decade of partnership cooperation with global operators. Significant milestones include Huawei's first overseas business with MTS, Russia; its first WCDMA commercial network with Etisalat, UAE; the world's first LTE commercial network for TeliaSonera ; Huawei as the first to enter the European market with DBS (distributed base station); GSM networks serving one billion subscribers worldwide; Huawei's industry leading SingleBTS product, SingleRAN, which will now be supported by the new GigaSite and SingleSON solutions.
David Wang, President of Wireless Network, thanked participants,"Huawei has learned a great deal over the past ten years and is extremely grateful for operators' trust. We are always eager to listen to our customers' voices in order to enhance our service and to help improve O&M efficiency and end users' network experiences. Huawei has grown-up considerably with our customers over the past ten years and will continue to learn and improve over the coming decade."