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Huawei links up with Cambridge Wireless on private 5G testbed

Tyrone Stewart


Huawei has teamed up with Cambridge Wireless (CW), a community for companies involved in the research, development, and application of wireless technologies, to deploy and build Cambridge’s first 5G testbed.

The 5G mobile private network within Cambridge University’s Science Park – which will go live in January 2021 – will enable businesses to undertake research and application in areas such as autonomous vehicles, clean energy, and remote surgery.

“Huawei’s success is built on a relentless drive for innovation and we are able to keep pushing the boundaries of technology when we partner with those who share this ambition,” said Victor Zhang, Huawei Vice President. “The Cambridge ecosystem is recognised as a global leader in technology and we are excited to work with the talent and vision in this eco-system. We hope to enable Cambridge Wireless members to reach new heights by allowing them access to our state-of-the-art equipment and markets including China and beyond. Our commitment to the UK and industry remains as strong as ever and we will continue to offer our expertise and technology to our partners to promote connections and innovation.”

The three-year partnership between Huawei and CW will also involve digital training, business support, and joint events.

“We are constantly working to provide value to CW members,” said Simon Mead, CEO of CW. “As home to one of the world’s most advanced R&D ecosystems, Cambridge is perfectly positioned for the rollout of next-generation wireless technology and we’re delighted to be driving this initiative with our partners. We hope to bring something unique to the Science Park to accelerate use cases and development of this technology. We invite ambitious businesses to get involved and through this exciting 3-year partnership with Huawei, we will support their 5G innovation journey.”

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