eLTE Industry Alliance Reaches Over 100 Members
Accelerating Digital Transformation through New Markets, Solutions and Ecosystem
[Shanghai, China, September 6] At HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, Huawei successfully held its 5th eLTE Industry Alliance Summit themed “eLTE Practices Industrial Digital Transformation”. Nearly 300 representatives from standards organizations, governments, enterprises and analysts - including over 100 alliance members - attended the event which focused on the latest eLTE developments to advance industry digital transformation. At the summit, Huawei launched new solutions for public safety and power industries, new development resources and global verification platforms. During the summit, private wireless broadband network provider Bei Xun, and port manufacturing representative Zhenhua Heavy Industries shared their experiences on successful eLTE enabled digital transformation.
New markets: expanding industry wireless network adoption
eLTE Industry Alliance is becoming a key platform for driving eLTE solution applications, solution innovation and standard evolution. As a result it has attracted 16new members, including Wasion and Sanchuan, and alliance membership has grown to over 100 members from across the entire industrial value chain. While eLTE was used mainly in the public security sector, organizations and vendors within the ecosystem are now applying eLTE solutions to new markets including smart city, smart grid and smart campus.
Chen Jiachun, vice director of the Communication Development Department at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), stated that wireless private networks have been applied broadly in government, enterprises and increasingly more industries, which promotes the economy transformation and accelerates the development of the eLTE ecosystem.
New Solutions: breakthrough of eLTE wireless private network applications
Information and analysis firm IHS predicted that LTE private network market growth will exceed 2 billion US dollars by 2018, driven by fast-growing use of data services and an increasing number of LTE emergency communication users.
With significant growth of eLTE wireless private network adoption anticipated in public services, transportation and industrial areas, the alliance launched new eLTE solutions for government affairs, smart city, and smart campus applications, and partners also shared various eLTE-based new applications, new terminals and new practices.
New ecosystem: alliance members support program updated
To promote the sustainable development of eLTE ecosystem, the alliance introduced more platform resources including a new unlicensed development package which supports IoT terminal developers, and a global OpenLab support program which allows alliance members to verify innovative solutions via 7 OpenLabs globally.
Partners such as Di’aisi, Hikvisions, and Zhenhua Heavy Industries and users shared their eLTE-based new product development process and commercial progress, emphasizing the alliance’s value in joint solution innovation.
Peter Zhou, Chief Marketing officer of Huawei Wireless Solution, said, “We are delighted that eLTE wireless private network solutions are being widely adopted to drive digital transformation across various industries. As one of the founding members of the eLTE Industry Alliance, Huawei continues to partner with members to jointly develop innovative eLTE solutions for industries and enterprises, and build a mature industrial chain that helps them grow in today’s competitive digital landscape.”
Huawei eLTE conducts continuous innovation and provides global services
As of April 2017, Huawei has signed 390 eLTE network contracts, ranking it as the world’s leading eLTE provider in terms of number of agreements. To increase solution development capabilities through continuous R&D, Huawei has launched three enterprise wireless focused joint innovation centers in Netherlands, Italy and Germany. Huawei is committed to growing the eLTE ecosystem chain through global collaboration to drive innovative ideas, integrate resources, and realize industry-wide interconnectivity.
The industry alliance is embarking on a new journey through these new markets, new solutions and new ecosystem, enabling eLTE to drive unprecedented opportunities. We welcome new alliance members to collaboratively explore these blue ocean opportunities and promote eLTE development in public safety, power, transportation, smart cities and campus fields to accelerate industrial digital transformation.
HUAWEI CONNECT 2017 will be held at New International Expo Center, Shanghai, from September 5 to September 7, 2017. As the global annual flagship event held by Huawei that targets the entire ICT industry, this year’s event will center on the theme of “Grow with the Cloud”, aiming to build a global platform for open cooperation and to work with our clients to explore new growth opportunities through digitization. For more details, please visit: www.huawei.com/huaweiconnect2017