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University partners with world-leading ICT provider

21 September 2015

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Research projects will aim to improve broadband experience for billions of smartphone users worldwide

Huawei, the world’s leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has today announced two research and development projects that it is undertaking with Cardiff University.

The projects will look to reduce the overall energy consumption and operational costs of communications networks, with the aim of improving the broadband experience for billions of smartphone users around the world.

The R&D partnership was announced as Huawei’s UK CEO, Gordon Luo, spoke at the Forum on UK-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship, held at Cardiff University on Friday. It is part of Huawei’s long-term commitment to collaborating on R&D with a number of British universities.

The two projects at Cardiff University will be undertaken in collaboration with Professor Johannes Benedickt and Professor Paul Tasker from the School of Engineering and will focus on technical innovations for high-speed broadband.

Professors Johannes Benedikt said: "We are delighted to be working with Huawei on communications research that will have a real impact for everyday users of technology. Through our combined strengths in research and development we hope to provide more efficient communication for a wide range of users around the world."

Gordon Luo, Huawei UK CEO said: “We are excited by the research we’re collaborating on with Cardiff University. Both of these projects have the potential to deliver technical breakthroughs that will improve the broadband experience of billions of people around the world when they use their smartphones to open an app or surf the web. We’re also proud that this partnership with Cardiff extends our co-operation and investment with leading British universities, whose technical expertise is world-class.”

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