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Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 Wins ''Best Enterprise Wi-Fi Network Award" at the WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2020

Nov 02, 2020

[Frankfurt, Germany, November 2, 2020] Huawei has won the "Best Enterprise Wi-Fi Network Award" at the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2020, held during the WBA-organized Wireless Global Congress (WGC) event. This award was given to Huawei's AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 solution for enabling the digital transformation of manufacturing factories. Never before has this award been presented to a Chinese Wi-Fi 6 vendor, which is proof of the widespread recognition of Huawei's AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 solution among global enterprises.

The "Best Enterprise Wi-Fi Network Award" from WBA is one of the most coveted and prestigious awards in the Wi-Fi industry. It recognizes vendors' solutions that have made remarkable contributions to the development of the Wi-Fi industry. This accolade is awarded by a panel of judges made up of independent industry experts, analysts, and journalists. The judges comprehensively evaluate the innovations, customer experience, ecosystem capabilities, and other aspects of multiple vendors' solutions, and ultimately single out the best innovative solution as the only award winner.

2020 is the year of large-scale Wi-Fi 6 commercial use, and Wi-Fi 6 has played a pivotal role in enterprise digital transformation across industries. This made competition for the year's "Best Enterprise Wi-Fi Network Award" fiercer than ever. Amid such competition, Huawei's AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 solution — featuring lightning-fast speeds, always-on mobility, and continuous self-organizing networking — has excelled, accelerating the digital transformation of manufacturing factories, and was therefore singled out as the award winner.

Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 wins ''Best Enterprise Wi-Fi Network Award" at the WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2020

"Due to complex production environments and large industry chains, manufacturing factories expect more in terms of network bandwidth, capacity, latency, and anti-interference capabilities," said Yang Jie, Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Product Director of the Campus Network Domain for Huawei's Data Communication Product Line. "Huawei's AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 solution leverages Smart Antenna, Software-Defined Radio (SDR), and Wi-Fi and Internet of Things (IoT) convergence technologies to build a future-proof network that features lightning-fast speeds, always-on mobility, and continuous self-organizing networking. This new network fully meets stringent network demands and lays a solid connectivity foundation for enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation."

Lightning-fast speeds: Huawei's all-new AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 Access Points (APs) are fitted with up to 16 Smart Antennas — a figure that's the highest in the industry — to deliver stable wireless coverage with zero blind spots and a throughput of up to 10.75 Gbit/s. This makes Huawei's AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 products an ideal choice for bandwidth-hungry applications such as Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).

Always-on mobility: To help enterprises of all sizes connect key services to Wi-Fi networks, Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 uses unique Smart Antenna technology for more stable coverage. The resulting benefits include doubled signal strength in the same location as before, 20% greater coverage distance than other Wi-Fi 6 products, and uncompromised signal strength at the edge. Furthermore, Huawei's exclusive lossless roaming technology ensures more stable mobile operations and office collaboration, ensuring zero packet loss and 100% success during roaming for key services. Another highlight, Dynamic Turbo, is an intelligent application acceleration technology that achieves ultra-low 10 ms latency — 50% lower than other Wi-Fi 6 products — thereby enabling more stable VR, AR, and High Definition (HD) video services.

Continuous self-organizing networking: The Wi-Fi industry has long struggled with delivering continuous networking at scale, to ensure uncompromised bandwidth and experiences for each terminal. Huawei understands this challenge and has applied a number of leading 5G technologies to its latest AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 network products. The end result is a high-speed experience for every terminal — anytime and anywhere — even in high-density environments. Huawei's solution also stands out with unique intelligent radio calibration technology. By automatically optimizing the entire Wi-Fi network, based on big data analytics of the network-wide status, this technology ensures that the network runs optimally at all times, boosting the application experience network-wide.

"Huawei's campus network solutions powered by AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 have a solid track record across industries, including the education, government, manufacturing, and public services sectors," said Dr. Li Xing, President of the Campus Network Domain for Huawei's Data Communication Product Line. "Looking to the future, Huawei will continue to work with more partners worldwide to provide customers with best-in-class solutions and services, helping them accelerate digital transformation and stay ahead of the competition."

"I would like to congratulate Huawei on winning the Best Enterprise Wi-Fi Network Award with the outstanding contributions made to the Enterprise Wi-Fi industry," said Tiago Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Wireless Broadband Alliance. "Huawei has showcased the benefits of Wi-Fi 6 which can be a great alternative for a wired network in tough manufacturing environments. They also demonstrated the opportunities to combine Wi-Fi and IoT, enabling digital transformation for Industrial 4.0 scenarios."

The WBA Award judges added: "Huawei's Wi-Fi 6 implementation in 'harsh' factory environments showcases the key benefits of Wi-Fi 6, including higher throughput capacity in high-density deployments. Huawei took a holistic approach to wireless networks, especially in such complex environments as manufacturing where historically Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) networks existed in two different universes and did not intersect."