Eric Xu ( Xu Zhijun), Deputy Chairman of the Board and rotating CEO of Huawei (Source: Getty Images) Eric Xu ( Xu Zhijun), Deputy Chairman of the Board and rotating CEO of Huawei (Source: Getty Images)

Huawei, at the Mobile World Congress 2017, emphasised on the need for cross-industry collaboration to accelerate 5G innovation. Huawei deputy chairman and rotating CEO Eric Xu said: "We must live up to our historic mission and continue our collaborative efforts to give 5G greater vitality and a longer life cycle. Only with greater vitality and a longer life cycle will 5G provide better returns to investors."

Throughout the show, the vendor launched several products and solutions in the direction of 5G development and readiness. Service-Oriented Core 2.0 (SOC 2.0) was introduced, which provides connectivity for a multitude of terminals and on-demand services that support all vertical industries.

Huawei announced a 100GE-enabled network functions virtualisation infrastructure (NFVI) solution which delivers high bandwidth, low latency and superb performance to telcos. it also launched the LampSite 3.0 solution for indoor mobile broadband (MBB) usage to improve the indoor broadband experience of users.

GSMA honoured Huawei with an award for outstanding contribution for LTE evolution from 4.5 to 5G.

Huawei and Vodafone with support from Audi hosted Europe’s first demonstration of the use of cellular technology to connect cars to each other, to people and to roadside infrastructure.

The GSMA has further announced its collaboration with Huawei and China Mobile to build an assessment framework for achieving carrier-grade Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) reliability for the telecommunication industry.