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Press Release -- November 29th, 2011
Source: Huawei
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Huawei is the Leading Contributor to LTE Standards

[Shenzhen, China, 29 November, 2011]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that Huawei has been the largest contributor to LTE standards and patents in the industry since 2010. As of October 2011, Huawei submitted more than 7,900 LTE/EPC (Evolved Packet Core) contributions to 3GPP (3G Partnership Project), including more than 230 approved contributions of LTE Core Specification (RAN(Radio Access Network)1-RAN3).

According to the recent data from 3GPP, Huawei has contributed the most approved LTE Core Specification since 2010, leading over 10% than the second. Huawei's dedication to sharing its technological and intellectual property has benefitted all partners in the LTE value chain and continues to play a fundamental role in the development of the global LTE industry.

Since 2000, Huawei has partnered with key international wireless standardization organizations to drive technology development and the improvement of standards within the industry, including 3GPP, APT(Asia-Pacific Telecommunity), ARIB (Association of Radio Industries and Businesses), ETSI (European Telecommunication Standards Institute), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), ITU (International Telecommunication Union), TIA (Telecommunication Industry Association) and WWRF (Wireless World Research Forum). Huawei currently holds significant roles within these organizations, serving 83 key positions, from chairmen and board members to rapporteurs.

During the Rel-10 and Rel-11 LTE-A (LTE-Advanced) standardization in 3GPP, Huawei served as rapporteur in six key research topics, including AAS (Adaptive Antenna System), MTC (Machine-Type Communication), UL CoMP (Uplink Coordinated Multi-Point), UL MIMO (Multi-Input Multi-Output) and MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service). This is evidence of Huawei's leadership in the formulation and development of LTE-A radio interface standards, the most important physical layer.

"Based on customer-centric innovation, sharing intellectual property rights (IPR) with the industry and complying with international IPR rules, Huawei has become the leading LTE industry player and contributor to LTE standards and patents," said Ying Weimin, President of GSM&UMTS&LTE Network, Huawei. "We have established more than 20 joint innovation centers with global leading operators and now lead the strong development of the LTE industry by transforming advanced technologies into customers' competitiveness and success in business."

According to the latest Evolution to LTE report released on October 12, 2011, by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), out of the 35 commercial LTE networks launched globally, 18 of them use Huawei's end-to-end SingleRAN LTE solution. Huawei's outstanding contribution to LTE standards and patents has played a pivotal role in the company gaining the lead in global LTE commercialization. Huawei is now ranked No. 1 worldwide with more than 50% market share.

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