3GPP: 3rd Generation Partnership Project, an organization that develops standards for mobile telephony.
5G spectrum: A specific set of broadband frequencies that transmit data only via fiber-based cables (as opposed to older frequencies that use copper cabling).
Cloud and cloudification: The practice of employing a network of remote servers hosted on the internet, allowing a user to store, manage, and process data, as opposed to using a computer or local server.
E2E: End-to-end, which in this context refers to end-to-end network slicing that enables operators to segment a single, physical network into various virtual networks where each segment (or slice) represents an independent, virtualized, end-to-end network to provide virtual services.
Latency: The time, usually measured in milliseconds, in which it takes for a signal to reach a destination and return to the user.
Machine-to-machine: The direct communication between electronic devices using wired or wireless communications channels.
MIMO: Multiple-input and multiple-output. Antenna and MIMO are methods to send and receive data signals simultaneously.
MoU: Memorandum of understanding
MWC: Mobile World Congress
Network slicing: This is a form of virtual network architecture. A physical network is sliced into several (isolated) virtual networks, which allows operators to meet various service requirements for different customers. This is attractive for telecom providers because it enables them to provide networks on an as-service basis, increase efficiency, and introduce new services faster. Virtual networks are created on top of a common, shared physical infrastructure.
NFV: Network functions virtualization is a form of virtual network architecture (like network slicing) that can be used to build 5G-core network slices that are part of the end-to-end network slicing framework.
NR frequencies: New radio frequencies in which 5G networks can function.
RAN: Radio access network is a technology that connects individual devices to other parts of a network through radio connections. It constitutes part of the end-to-end network slicing for 5G, and it is needed to deliver a range of service requirements. SDN: Software defined networking is a form of virtual network architecture and can be used to build 5G-core network slices that are part of the end-to-end network slicing framework.
V2X: Cellular vehicle-to-everything—a technology that allows vehicles to communicate with moving parts of the traffic system around them; it is essential for autonomous driving.
This timeline is a curated list of major developments in the rollout of 5G networks and other major tech-related news involving China and its operating partners in Asia, Europe, and North America. The timeline is a product of Carnegie’s Asia Program, Europe Program, Technology and International Affairs Program, and Communications Team. This project did not receive financial support from external stakeholders.
Next-generation 5G networks have been billed as a technological game changer, and the Chinese telecommunications titan Huawei is a leading 5G vendor worldwide. Yet, as Huawei expands its 5G footprint globally, critics have questioned how secure its network equipment is.
As the broader U.S.-China geopolitical competition heats up, many countries around the world are striving to avoid picking sides. This timeline chronicles major 5G developments and other tech news as countries through Asia, Europe, and North America weigh whether to partner with Huawei or other top vendors like Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung.
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France’s cybersecurity agency reportedly tells French telecoms operators that licenses to use Huawei-supplied 5G network components will not be renewable upon expiration. If so, this could amount to “a de facto phase-out of Huawei...by 2028.”
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces U.S. visa restrictions on employees of Chinese technology companies, restrictions that will likely affect some Huawei employees.
U.S. President Donald Trump takes personal credit for lobbying other countries not to use Huawei’s 5G network equipment.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveils plans to ban the use of new Huawei 5G network equipment by the end of 2020 and remove existing Huawei network components by 2027.
Director General Guillaume Poupard of France’s cybersecurity authority indicates that France will not ban Huawei outright but will discourage French telecommunications companies from “switching” to Huawei.
The Federal Communications Commission announces its determination that Huawei and ZTE pose “a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks” and related supply chains.
Belgium’s National Security Council reportedly will fully bar “high-risk vendors” from helping build out the core of the country’s 5G network and will cap the share of “radio access” components such vendors can provide.
Danish Minister of Defense Trine Bramsen indicates that Denmark would like to rely on 5G suppliers based in allied countries rather than other potential suppliers.
Major German telecommunications conglomerate Telefonica Deutschland announces it has selected Ericsson to build its 5G core network.
The UK government and Prime Minister Boris Johnson intend to convene a coalition of ten democratic countries to offer alternative sources of 5G network equipment and other emerging technologies.
A Canadian judge rules that the case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou constituted crimes in not just the United States but also Canada, a step toward an eventual extradition to the United States.
The UK government plans to fully remove Huawei components from the country’s 5G networks within the next three years.
The Commerce Department announces a revised rule that will expand U.S. authority to use licensing restrictions to constrain Huawei and affiliated companies from purchasing semiconductors made with U.S. technology in third countries.
The United States and the Czech Republic sign a joint declaration to strengthen cooperation on 5G network security and rigorous standards for vetting suppliers.
Top Dutch telecommunications provider VodofoneZiggo launches its commercial 5G network, the first in the country.
The Federal Communications Commission demands that four state-owned Chinese telecommunications firms “demonstrate that they are not subject to the influence and control of the Chinese government” or risk having their licenses to operate in the United States revoked.
British telecommunications firm BT Group announces that it intends to delay removal of Huawei equipment from the core network of its EE mobile phone service past the original deadline of the end of 2020.
Japanese telecommunications provider SoftBank launches its commercial 5G network within days of similar launches by two competitors (NTT Docomo and KDDI).
France reportedly will allow Huawei to supply components for “non-core” elements of its 5G infrastructure, though no official announcement has been made.
The Commerce Department announces that it is extending a temporary license for U.S. firms to sell to Huawei until May 15 and solicits public comments on the license arrangement.
Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry Navdeep Bains states that the country will decide on its 5G policy in light of its own national interests and “will not be bullied” by other countries.
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sign a joint declaration for cooperation on 5G network security and the need to rigorously evaluate possible 5G technology vendors.
Huawei announces plans to spend over 200 million euros to build its first European factory for producing 4G and 5G network equipment in France.
The Department of Justice files additional charges against Huawei and two of its subsidiaries, accusing them of “racketeering” and “steal[ing] trade secrets.”
Polish telecommunications provider Polkomtel announces that it will partner with Ericsson to roll out its 5G network.
Legislators from the ruling Christian Democratic Union unanimously support a 5G strategy paper calling for tighter security measures on all foreign telecommunications vendors. The strategy calls for excluding “untrustworthy” companies subject to undue state influence without banning Huawei altogether.
The Canadian military wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban Huawei from the country’s 5G wireless networks.
Vodafone plans to remove Huawei from core European networks across Europe over the next five years.
Polish Digital Minister Marek Zagórski announces that Poland will implement the EU’s proposed 5G safeguards but that the country may in some cases impose even stricter measures.
France’s biggest telecommunications company, Orange, announces it will choose Nokia and Ericsson to build its 5G wireless network.
The United States welcomes the release of the EU’s joint toolbox and its acknowledgment of the unacceptable risks posed by untrusted 5G suppliers.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to rethink the British decision to let Huawei help develop the country’s 5G networks. President Donald Trump echoes this message in a phone call with Johnson.
The European Commission endorses a joint toolbox of mitigating measures to address security risks related to 5G.
The UK National Security Council approves a limited role for Huawei in building out the country’s 5G network.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says that the country would not rule out selecting Huawei to help build out its 5G network, adding that Europeans need to find a common approach.
The Belgian security services recommend stricter security criteria for the rollout of the country’s 5G network. The proposed change would need to be approved by the Belgian government.
India’s technology and communications minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, announces that Huawei will be allowed to participate in the country’s 5G trials.
The Italian industry minister states that Huawei should be allowed a role in Italy’s future 5G network.
Greenland, an autonomous territory of Denmark, decides to award Ericsson the contract to supply equipment for its 5G network.
The Norwegian telecommunications firm Telenor selects Ericsson for building out the country’s 5G network.
One of Germany’s top mobile providers, Telefonica SA, announces plans to select Huawei and Nokia for its 5G wireless network.
The Spanish telecom company Telefonica awards Huawei part of the contract to build its core 5G network.
Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva tells U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Portugal will not exclude any company from bidding on the country’s 5G wireless network.
New Zealand’s second-largest mobile carrier, Spark, plans to procure some equipment from Huawei for its 5G network.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces that the country’s intelligence agency will have the final say on whether or not to ban Huawei.
The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority decides to delay the allocation of 5G spectrum due to a security review.
The Commerce Department again extends a temporary license for U.S. firms to sell technology to Huawei for ninety more days.
Hungary will work with Huawei to build the country’s 5G network, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.
Estonia and the United States sign a declaration on strengthening 5G cooperation and ensuring that security risks are addressed.
German members of parliament urge Chancellor Angela Merkel to keep Huawei out of the country’s 5G rollout.
The German government publishes new security guidelines on 5G networks, declining to issue a blanket ban on any 5G provider, including Huawei.
Huawei opens its first European 5G research center, co-built with the Swiss telecoms provider Sunrise in Switzerland.
The European Commission and the European Agency for Cybersecurity publish a report on the EU’s coordinated risk assessment on cybersecurity related to 5G.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sign a joint declaration on strengthening cooperation on 5G and promising to work with only “trusted” vendors.
The Italian government approves the use of special powers that would include additional “conditions and requirements” in decisions regarding 5G in the country.
The Commerce Department adds “dozens” more Huawei affiliates to the Entity List and extends a temporary license for U.S. firms to sell technology to Huawei for ninety more days.
Indian telecom companies were reportedly considering avoiding the use of Huawei equipment in core elements of their 5G network.
The Swedish government submits a proposed law on 5G network security to the Council on Legislation, containing provisions for the possible exclusion of vendors deemed to endanger Sweden’s national security.
Chinese officials warn the Indian ambassador in Beijing that blocking Huawei in India could lead to reverse sanctions on Indian companies in China.
A total of twenty-four EU members submits national risk assessments to gauge security concerns related to 5G networks.
An Indian sub-committee on 5G and technology trials chaired by the principal scientific adviser was constituted to give recommendations on various issues, including security.
The UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee declines to ban UK telecommunications carriers from using Huawei equipment.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) provided its recommendations for the auction of 5G spectrum in bands ranging from 700 MHz to 3600 MHz on August 1, 2018.
The Indian telecom minister warned Indian companies about supplying U.S.-origin equipment, software, and technology to Huawei or its affiliates. A committee was set up under the principal scientific adviser to make recommendations regarding security relating to 5G trials in India.
Head of 5G panel recommends that India exclude Chinese vendors and go ahead with 5G trials.
A Chinese official urged India to include Huawei in 5G trials and not be exclusive in its decision.
Romanian telecommunications provider Digi Communications launches the country’s first commercial 5G network in the capital of Bucharest in partnership with Ericsson.
By June 13 2019, 128,870 gram panchayats (GPs) had been connected by 3,37,515 kilometers of fiber optic cable under BharatNet, which is one of the biggest rural telecom projects of the world.
Huawei India offers to sign a “no back door” pact with the Indian government to allay security concerns.
The Filipino telecommunications provider Globe Telecom launches its 5G network in cooperation with Huawei.
India will consider the country’s security and economic interests before deciding on Huawei’s participation in 5G trials.
The Department of Telecommunication set up a panel to examine Huawei’s possible participation in 5G trials.
Vodofone Spain launches commercial 5G network in fifteen cities throughout the country.
Irish telecommunications providers including Vodafone, Three Ireland, and Eir indicate that they will not include Huawei equipment in their core 5G networks, although Eir plans to employ some Huawei technology in other parts of its network.
A South Korean government official downplays the risks of using Huawei equipment in the country’s 5G network. The government lets individual telecommunications firms decide which vendors to use.
Huawei India CEO Jay Chen demanded that the Indian government provide a level playing field for 5G trials in the country.
Japanese telecommunications provider SoftBank announces that it has selected Nokia and Ericsson as vendors to build its 5G network.
Flex stopped shipments of Huawei smartphones and telecom equipment from its Sriperumbudur unit in Tamil Nadu in order to comply with directives from the U.S. government.
The Commerce Department issues a temporary license, allowing U.S. firms to sell or transfer technology to Huawei for ninety more days.
U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order empowering the Commerce Department to prohibit U.S. firms from purchasing foreign-manufactured telecommunications equipment.
The Commerce Department separately adds Huawei to the Entity List, barring U.S. firms from selling or transferring U.S. technology to the company without a special license.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns that the United States may not share intelligence with the UK if it lets Huawei into its 5G network.
Security officials from thirty EU and NATO countries as well as others (including Australia, Germany, Japan, and the United States) attended the Prague 5G Security Conference to establish an outline of best practices to reach a coordinated approach to shared security and policy measures.
Switzerland’s biggest telecommunications carrier, Swisscom, launches Europe’s “first large-scale commercial 5G network” in partnership with Ericsson.
Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur formally states that “no equipment supplier, including Huawei, should, or may, be specifically excluded.”
Belgium’s Center for Cybersecurity states that there is no evidence that Huawei telecoms equipment could be used for spying and overall finds no threat to Belgian security.
France’s Parliament begins debate on a revised bill aimed at tightening 5G security rules after an earlier version was rejected in February. While not directly targeting Huawei, this bill would subject 5G equipment to tests in which suppliers may have to provide industrial secrets in order to be able to bid on contracts.
A trio of South Korean telecommunications providers move up the launches of their commercial 5G networks for a small group of select celebrities so as to claim the title of world’s first commercial 5G networks before Verizon’s planned launch in the United States.
The European Commission proposes a set of measures to promote a common EU approach toward the security of 5G networks.
The European Commission urges EU members to adopt a common, cautious approach to 5G security that stops short of the outright bans advocated by the U.S. government.
Huawei CEO claims the company can bring 5G to India within 20 days if given the go-ahead.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushes back against U.S. claim it may limit intelligence sharing with Germany unless Berlin bars Huawei from the country’s 5G rollout.
The minister for digital development announces that Sweden wants to tighten its security requirements for mobile suppliers and operators of telecoms equipment.
Economy Minister Peter Altmaier says Germany does not want to exclude Huawei or any other private firm, but announces that telecoms laws will change to ensure that components used in 5G are secure and don’t violate data protection rules.
Germany’s Federal Network Agency releases tightened security criteria for all vendors supplying 5G network equipment, stating that critical equipment will have to be scrutinized and certified by Germany’s cybersecurity agency before it is used.
The Japanese and Indian governments agree in principle to work together on measures to combat cyber attacks related to the development of 5G technology, with concern regarding Huawei products and services.
Vodafone and Huawei jointly build a 5G experience zone in Barcelona during MWC 2019. There, Vodafone deployed 5G sites with commercial 5G spectrum5G spectrum: A specific set of broadband frequencies that transmit data only via fiber-based cables (as opposed to older frequencies that use copper cabling). to create a high-performance 5G network using Huawei’s E2EE2E: End-to-end, which in this context refers to end-to-end network slicing that enables operators to segment a single, physical network into various virtual networks where each segment (or slice) represents an independent, virtualized, end-to-end network to provide virtual services. products.
LG Uplus prepares to launch 5G cell sites in South Korea in partnership with Huawei.
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co, the Philippines’ largest private sector communications provider, is not seeking Huawei as a vendor for 5G equipment.
The UK National Cyber Security Center has concluded that it is possible to mitigate the risk when using Huawei equipment in 5G networks.
Globe Telecom announces plan to launch Huawei 5G network later in 2019.
German government apparently rules out an official Huawei ban.
The French Senate rejects proposed legislation aimed at strengthening checks on telecoms equipment. Senators say they did not have enough time to discuss the matter.
German ministers debate shutting Huawei out of the market to safeguard 5G networks. Berlin wants to minimize security risks but has not yet decided on specific measures.
Czech cyber watchdog says Huawei and ZTE will be left out of more state tenders for 5G networks after a tax authority barred them in December.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany needs guarantees that Huawei will not hand over data to the Chinese state before the telecoms equipment supplier can participate in building its 5G network
The Department of Justice charges Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou with fraud for misleading bank executives about transactions that a Huawei affiliate conducted with Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.
Proposed new legislation would require operators to seek formal approval for the use of certain kinds of equipment considered to be particularly sensitive for spying or sabotage risks.
The Dutch government is considering restrictions on Huawei ahead of an auction on 5G con-tracts.
Norwegian Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara says the government is considering whether to exclude Huawei from building its 5G network.
FastWeb and Huawei conduct 5G trials in Cagliari after achieving successful connections in Milan, Prato, L’Aquila, Bari, and Matera.
Huawei India CEO says the company is willing to provide source code for screening to assuage security concerns.
The British operator O2 (also known as Telefónica UK Limited) announce 5G trials over 200 sites in London, using Huawei equipment, to prepare for the 5G commercial launch in 2019.
Telecom Italia commits to Huawei equipment.
The Czech Republic’s prime minister orders his government office to stop using Huawei mobile phones, after its national cybersecurity agency warned that products by Huawei and ZTE pose “a security threat.”
France, which has safeguards in place for critical parts of its telecoms networks, is considering adding items to its “high-alert” list that tacitly targets Huawei.
Orange France CEO says the company won’t use Huawei equipment for a 5G network.
Vodafone and Eir confirm they will use Huawei’s 5G systems and equipment.
Japan’s three main mobile phone carriers SoftBank Group, NTT Docomo, and KDDI decide to not use Huawei equipment for 5G after the Japanese government ban.
Japan prohibits government and military personnel from purchasing Huawei equipment on official government contracts.
Commissioner Andrus Ansip says Europe should be worried about Chinese telecom vendors like Huawei due to growing concerns about cybersecurity risks.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says Chinese tech giant Huawei is welcome in France, though the government could block certain investments.
The UK government is conducting a review into the resilience of its supply chains that could lead to recommendations affecting Huawei.
Altice Portugal and Huawei sign an MoUMoU: Memorandum of understanding committing to the development and implementation of 5G services in Portugal.
British carrier BT Group Plc begins to remove Huawei gear from the core of the EE mobile network it acquired two years ago.
Head of MI6 says UK government must decide if Huawei is suitable for its 5G network.
Canadian authorities arrest Huawei executive and daughter of the company’s CEO, Meng Wanzhou, for possible extradition to the United States. She is expected to be charged with fraud for conducting transactions that violated U.S. sanctions against Iran.
New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau tells telecom company Spark that it cannot use Chinese networking vendor Huawei’s technology to deploy its 5G network across the nation over technology concerns.
The Security Assurance Standards Facility was inaugurated in Bengaluru to carry out activities that ensure security in digital communication at the national level.
German officials are growing concerned about Huawei building the country’s 5G infrastructure.
Bite Latvija and Huawei sign an MoUMoU: Memorandum of understanding on the establishment of 5G network infrastructure in Latvia, including the construction of a 5G base station in Riga in 2019.
KT Corp. excludes Huawei as the equipment supplier for its 5G mobile telecommunication network.
On Rotterdam harbor, KPN, Shell, Huawei, ExRobotics, Accenture, and ABB test industrial 5G applications.
South Korea’s third-largest mobile carrier, LG Uplus confirms use of Huawei equipment for a 5G network.
Huawei launched its first OpenLab in India to allow partners and customers to test and customize their solutions.
Vodafone, in association with Huawei, installs 5G network nodes in Madrid.
The Department of Telecommunications excludes Huawei and ZTE from its list of companies asked to partner for trials to develop 5G use cases for India.
SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest wireless operator, excludes Huawei as a preferred bidder for 5G equipment.
The Communications Security Establishment intelligence agency says it has been conducting tests on Huawei equipment since 2013 to see if it poses any danger to the country.
The Nordic telecommunications firm Telia launches a “pre-commercial 5G network” in Helsinki in partnership with Nokia, with plans for broader commercialization as soon as 2019.
The Steering Committee of the 5G High Level Forum submitted its report, titled “Making India 5G Ready.”
Australia bans Huawei and ZTE from providing 5G to mobile phone operators due to concerns over national security.
Huawei India was awarded a contract through open tender for the expansion of National Internet Backbone and annual maintenance contract.
A UK intelligence report flags technical issues in Huawei’s engineering, posing “new risks in UK telecoms networks” and that it can’t be guaranteed that Huawei’s equipment doesn’t compromise national security.
The Maltese government and Chinese technology giant Huawei sign an MoUMoU: Memorandum of understanding to cooperate on 5G trials and network building.
Danish telecom company TDC announces it is choosing Ericsson over Huawei to build out its 5G mobile network in Denmark.
Proximus and Huawei achieve a successful 5G outdoor trial with 2.94 Gbps throughput and 1.81 millisecond E2EE2E: End-to-end, which in this context refers to end-to-end network slicing that enables operators to segment a single, physical network into various virtual networks where each segment (or slice) represents an independent, virtualized, end-to-end network to provide virtual services. LatencyLatency: The time, usually measured in milliseconds, in which it takes for a signal to reach a destination and return to the user..
The Indian government approved a financial grant for a project to set up “Indigenous 5G Test Beds” in India. The duration of the project is three years and total budget involved is INR 2.2 billion.
Elisa tests 5G technology with Huawei in Estonia
Huawei and Bouygues Telecom announce a joint innovation program to experiment 5G in France. Bordeaux will host their first 5G network trial, from single site to multi-site coverage.
Telefónica and Huawei complete proof-of-concept test of 5G-V2XV2X: Cellular vehicle-to-everything—a technology that allows vehicles to communicate with moving parts of the traffic system around them; it is essential for autonomous driving. assisted driving and demonstrate a virtual reality service using 5G E2EE2E: End-to-end, which in this context refers to end-to-end network slicing that enables operators to segment a single, physical network into various virtual networks where each segment (or slice) represents an independent, virtualized, end-to-end network to provide virtual services. network slicing technology underpinned by Telefónica’s UNICA program.
Huawei and Bell Canada, Canada’s largest private sector communications provider, announce Bell’s successful 5G trials for wireless to the home.
Bharti Airtel and Huawei successfully conducted India’s first 5G trial in Manesar.
Vodafone and Huawei jointly complete a call using the non-standalone 3GPP3GPP: 3rd Generation Partnership Project, an organization that develops standards for mobile telephony. 5G NRNR frequencies: New radio frequencies in which 5G networks can function. standard.
Deutsche Telekom, Intel, and Huawei collaborate to achieve 5G interoperability and development testing based on the 3GPP3GPP: 3rd Generation Partnership Project, an organization that develops standards for mobile telephony. R15 standard using Huawei’s 5G commercial base station and Intel’s third generation 5G NRNR frequencies: New radio frequencies in which 5G networks can function. Mobile Trial Platform.
Huawei announces it is launching a user trial for wireless-to-the-home 5G service in cooperation with Canadian telecom firm Telus.
T-Mobile Austria installs two tower sites in Innsbruck for a live trial of a preliminary version of the final 5G standard. Huawei provided the 5G E2EE2E: End-to-end, which in this context refers to end-to-end network slicing that enables operators to segment a single, physical network into various virtual networks where each segment (or slice) represents an independent, virtualized, end-to-end network to provide virtual services. network system, and the 640 kilometers of fiber-optic infrastructure was operated by Innsbruck municipal utilities.
Elisa launches tests of virtual reality, augmented reality, and game applications on a 5G network it built with Huawei in Helsinki. Elisa also tested a 5G network in a moving car simultaneously with two 5G terminal devices, in a trial with Huawei in Helsinki.
The Indian government constituted a High Level Forum for 5G India 2020 on September 22, 2017, to create a vision for and roadmap to implement 5G in India by 2020.
Orange Romania and Huawei conduct a live technology trial of a massive MIMOMIMO: Multiple-input and multiple-output. Antenna and MIMO are methods to send and receive data signals simultaneously. solution in Bucharest.
Huawei and Sunrise jointly showcase the large scope of 5G use cases on a 5G E2EE2E: End-to-end, which in this context refers to end-to-end network slicing that enables operators to segment a single, physical network into various virtual networks where each segment (or slice) represents an independent, virtualized, end-to-end network to provide virtual services. network.
EE and Huawei demonstrate data speeds using a 5G E2EE2E: End-to-end, which in this context refers to end-to-end network slicing that enables operators to segment a single, physical network into various virtual networks where each segment (or slice) represents an independent, virtualized, end-to-end network to provide virtual services. test network in EE’s UK mobile lab.
First 5G data connection in Italy achieved with Huawei in Milan.
Deutsche Telekom and Huawei announce the implementation of 5G antennas in Berlin.
The government constituted a high level forum to create a road map for India to deploy 5G in India in 2020. The committee consisted of secretaries from relevant ministries, renowned exerts, and industry stakeholders.
Bharti Airtel partners with Huawei to deploy massive MIMO in Bengaluru as a first step toward 5G.
Telecom Italia, Fastweb, and Huawei announce they have agreed to start 5G testing in Bari and Matera by mid-2018.
Turkcell and Huawei test 5G technology in Istanbul.
Turk Telekom signs an MoUMoU: Memorandum of understanding with Huawei announcing they will cooperate to develop 5G technology.
T-Mobile signs a five-year strategic cooperation agreement with Huawei to develop wireless hybrid broadcast broadband services.
Telefónica launches 5G outfield trial in Munch in partnership with Hauwei.
Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (the German Aerospace Center) signs a collaboration agreement with Huawei to define requirements on future 5G mobile radio standards for use cases and 5G automotive applications.
Orange and Huawei sign a partnership agreement to cooperate on 5G and cloudificationCloud and cloudification: The practice of employing a network of remote servers hosted on the internet, allowing a user to store, manage, and process data, as opposed to using a computer or local server. technologies.
Five companies including Huawei participate in two-week NFVNFV: Network functions virtualization is a form of virtual network architecture (like network slicing) that can be used to build 5G-core network slices that are part of the end-to-end network slicing framework. plug tests, which were hosted by European standards organization ETSI in Madrid.
BT and Huawei initiate a partnership to explore various aspects of 5G, including network architecture, interface between devices and base stations, network slicingNetwork slicing: This is a form of virtual network architecture. A physical network is sliced into several (isolated) virtual networks, which allows operators to meet various service requirements for different customers. This is attractive for telecom providers because it enables them to provide networks on an as-service basis, increase efficiency, and introduce new services faster. Virtual networks are created on top of a common, shared physical infrastructure., Machine-to-machineMachine-to-machine: The direct communication between electronic devices using wired or wireless communications channels. communications in internet of things (IoT) applications, and security technologies.
Proximus and Huawei successfully test 5G technology.
Deutsche Telekom and Huawei announce a demonstration of 5G technology with the addition of E2EE2E: End-to-end, which in this context refers to end-to-end network slicing that enables operators to segment a single, physical network into various virtual networks where each segment (or slice) represents an independent, virtualized, end-to-end network to provide virtual services. that enables operators to segment a single, physical network into various virtual networks where each segment (or slice) represents an independent, virtualized, end-to-end network to provide virtual services. autonomous network slicing to support diversified 5G services.
Telefónica and Huawei complete successful 5G tests, with “user centric and no cell” RANRAN: Radio access network is a technology that connects individual devices to other parts of a network through radio connections. It constitutes part of the end-to-end network slicing for 5G, and it is needed to deliver a range of service requirements. SDN: Software defined networking is a form of virtual network architecture and can be used to build 5G-core network slices that are part of the end-to-end network slicing framework. architecture.
Vodafone Germany and Huawei perform 5G tests to assess mobility in dense urban city scenarios.
Huawei enters into an agreement to partner with Flextronics to manufacture smartphones in India.
Shri Manoj Sinha, the honorable minister of State(I/C) for Communications and Minister of State for Railways of the Government of India inaugurated Huawei’s larget global service center in Bengaluru.
Huawei India was given security clearance by the Ministry of Home Affairs to set up a unit in Sriperumbudur for the purpose of electronics/telecom hardware and support services. This was a part of the Make in India initiative.
The Department of Revenue issued a notification extending the anti-dumping duty on Chinese SDH equipment but withdrew the duty for Israel’s ECI Telecom.
Vodafone and Huawei initiate a strategic partnership to test and evaluate a wide range of 5G technologies and services, hoping to bring them to market by 2020.
Telefónica and IMDEA Networks through the 5TONIC Open Research and Innovation Laboratory host a 5G wireless transport SDN proof of concept with six vendors, including Huawei.
Turkcell signs an MoUMoU: Memorandum of understanding with Huawei to cooperate on the development of 5G technology.
Proximus and Huawei sign a 5G MoUMoU: Memorandum of understanding to bring 5G connectivity to two universities in Brussels.
During PM Modi’s visit to Shanghai, a deal to finance the purchase of equipments from Huawei and ZTE was signed between Bharti Airtel and China Development Bank.
Tata Teleservices signed a three-year, INR 930-million deal with Huawei to upgrade the Tata groups wireline network.
The Bavarian State Government, the City of Munich, and the Technische Universitat Munchen agree to cooperatively build the 5G Vertical Industry Accelerator (a system for testing promising 5G concepts).
Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular each signed USD 60-million deals with Huawei to upgrade their wireline networks.
Vodafone signs a deal worth approximately INR 9 billion with Huawei to upgrade their wireline network.
The Indian government had constituted an inter-ministerial team to investigate the alleged hacking of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited network by Huawei.
Huawei launched its enterprise business unit in India in order to provide business solutions.
Bharti Airtel awarded Huawei India a contract to plan, design, supply, and deploy LTE network in order to offer 4G services in the state of Karnataka.
BSNL bans Huawei from bidding for a contract worth INR 20 billion to supply 93 million GSM lines in all zones and 5.5 million GSM lines in the northern and eastern zones.
An MOU was signed between Huawei and IISc Bengaluru (an academic institution) through which Huawei would provide information to allow IISc to develop security tests for telecom software and hardware as part of a governmental project to ensure that networks are safe to connect.
IISc, Bengaluru entered into an agreement with Huawei and other telecom companies to develop tests required under the amended telecom licenses to ensure that network elements are safe to connect.
The government approved the scaling up of the testing project at IISc Bengaluru into a full-fledged Center for Telecom Testing and Security Certification.
Chinese nationals were arrested for taking photos of Sashastra Seema Bal camps in prohibited areas. One of the nationals had a PAN card issued to an employee of Huawei, based in Gurugram.
Huawei announced plans to invest in a telecom equipment manufacturing facility in Chennai during a visit by then Chinese premeier Wen Jiabao.
The Indian Finance Ministry notified the anti-dumping duty on SDH transmission equipment.
Designated authority imposes a provisional anti-dumping duty on the import of synchronous digital hierarchy transmission equipment from Israel and China.
Security concerns raised by the Ministry of Home Affairs/Intelligence Bureau resulted in Huawei’s financial bids not being opened by BSNL in the western and eastern zones.
Huawei’s spokesperson claims the company’s application for the Indian government’s permission to manufacture equipment in India was turned down without any clear reason.
Huawei opens its first marketing and sales office in India.
Indian intelligence agencies place Huawei India on a watchlist due to suspected business dealings with the Taliban, Pakistan, and Iran.
Huawei enters India through the establishment of its first research and development center outside China, in Bengaluru, in 1999.