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Press Release -- November 17th, 2011
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Huawei Wins Two Awards for Contribution to LTE R&D and Standards

[Shenzhen China 17 November 2011]: Huawei a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider was honored with two awards at the LTE North America 2011 conference that took place in Dallas Texas on November 8.

The company received awards for "Best Contribution to R&D (Research and Development)for LTE" and "Best Contribution to LTE Standards". Huawei's work in LTE standards and R&D has gained increasing recognition in recent years. In 2010 the company received two LTE Innovation and Commercialization Awards at the LTE World Summit and the "Best Contribution to LTE R&D" Award at LTE North America. These awards show Huawei's leadership in the LTE industry and in standardization efforts.

In addition at the event the "Best Contribution to LTE Standards" award was presented to Dr. Xiang (Steven) Chen in recognition of his considerable work to drive LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) forward. It is however also recognition by the industry of the extensive body of work that the Huawei North American Wireless Standardization and Research Team did to enable the LTE technology in North America. The Huawei North American Wireless Standardization and Research team has been working tirelessly to enable the LTE technology since 2005. As part of that team Dr. Chen Vice-chairman of 3GPP TSG(Technical Specifications Group) RAN(Radio Access Network) WG(Working Group)4 has worked extensively with the carrier community worldwide to facilitate the adoption of LTE. Dr. Chen has made many contributions to the core standards in the areas of LTE and LTE-A coexistence LTE-A carrier aggregation multi-standard radio small cells for LTE AAS(Adaptive Antenna System) as well as UL-MIMO(Uplink - Multiple Input Multiple Output).

Huawei's commitment to R&D includes eight R&D centers that have been established in the United States and Canada. The depth of research emerging from these centers has enabled Huawei to generate a number of industry firsts including: the first SingleSON solution the first LTE TDD (Time Division Duplexing)/FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing) convergence commercial network and the first LTE TDD/FDD dual mode commercial terminal. Due to this extensive R&D the industry as a whole has benefited from Huawei's LTE achievements.

As of Q3 2011 Huawei has submitted 7900+ LTE/EPC (Evolved Packet Core) proposals to 3GPP including 230+ approved proposals of LTE Core Specification (RAN1-RAN3). Since 2010 Huawei continues to rank No.1 for contributions to LTE standards according to ABI Research. According to the latest Evolution to LTE Report released in September 2011 by GSA (the Global mobile Supplier Association) there are 35 commercial LTE networks launched globally and 18 of them are using Huawei's SingleRAN LTE solution.

Weimin Ying President of GSM& UMTS & LTE Network Huawei stated: "Huawei is dedicated to advancements in LTE research and technology innovation. We will continue to meet subscriber's requirements through cooperation with our global operators. We have the confidence to be the best partner of our customers and drive LTE industry development through Huawei's solid technical ability. These awards recognize Huawei's contributions to LTE R&D standards and consolidate our global leadership in commercial LTE."

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