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Huawei

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Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. We have nearly 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Research & Innovation

In the Innovation 2.0 era, theoretical breakthroughs and new inventions based on basic technologies will help address global challenges, supporting our vision and assumptions for the future. As we enter this new era, Huawei will further ramp up investment into innovation, taking innovation to the next level and constantly delivering value to the industry and society at large. We will continue working to build a fully connected, intelligent world, which will benefit more people, homes, and organizations.

Research & Innovation

Huawei itself focuses on ICT infrastructure and smart devices. Through open collaboration and innovation, we help promote and protect unified global standards, establish industry and ecosystem alliances, support global open source projects, and drive breakthroughs in key technologies. We need to pool, create, and share resources across the entire industry. Together with industry partners worldwide, we are building an open, global ecosystem that will help the ICT sector to develop more sustainably.

2020

Huawei supported the stable operation of 1,500+ carrier networks across 170+ countries and regions. Multiple third-party test reports on 5G network experience in large cities ranked Huawei's 5G networks top.
Huawei participated in 3,000+ innovation projects worldwide and worked with carriers and partners to sign 1,000+ 5GtoB project contracts, spanning 20+ industries.

Innovative AirPON solution leveraged wireless sites and optical fiber resources to make site acquisition much easier and support quick home network coverage; commercially deployed by 30+ carriers worldwide.

RuralStar series solutions provided mobile internet services to 50+ million people living in remote areas in 60+ countries and regions.

By the end of 2020, Huawei worked with 30,000+ partners to serve the enterprise market, including 22,000+ sales partners, 1,600+ solution partners, 5,400+ service and operation partners, and 1,600+ talent alliances.

Huawei worked with partners to explore and apply Intelligent Twins in 600+ scenarios, covering sectors such as government, public utilities, transportation, manufacturing, energy, finance, healthcare, and scientific research.

400,000+ engineers received a Huawei Certification, with 13,000+ of them receiving the Huawei Certified ICT Expert (HCIE) certification, providing a valuable resource pool to support industry digitalization worldwide.

Networks built by Huawei have proven instrumental to many carriers' best-in-class performance in LTE/5G network assessments. Huawei ranked first in all criteria categories of GlobalData assessments on 5G RAN and LTE RAN, and was once again named the leader.

PowerStar solution was commercialized in 400,000+ sites across China to help customers save 200 million kWh of electricity each year.
HUAWEI CLOUD launched 220+ cloud services and 210 solutions, and earned over 80 industry-recognized security certifications worldwide; works with 19,000+ partners and has brought together 1.6 million developers. 4,000+ applications launched on the HUAWEI CLOUD Marketplace.

Huawei achieved over 1 billion connected Huawei devices worldwide, and 730+ million Huawei smartphone users.

120,000+ apps worldwide were integrated with HMS Core; 2.3+ million registered developers worldwide, including 300,000 developers outside China. The number of apps launched on AppGallery in 2020 outside China was more than 10 times that of 2019. HMS is now the world's third largest mobile app ecosystem.

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Qualcomm

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5G is the foundation to what’s next. Qualcomm have been working on 5G for 10+ years - inventing, driving standards, proving concepts, and enabling our partners to be successful. 5G will elevate the mobile network to not only interconnect people, but also interconnect and control machines, objects, and devices. It will deliver new levels of performance and efficiency that will empower new user experiences and connect new industries. 5G will deliver multi-Gbps peak rates, ultra-low latency, massive capacity, and more uniform user experience.

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Fortinet

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Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers our customers with complete visibility and control across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric platform can address the most critical security challenges and protect data across the entire digital infrastructure, whether in networked, application, multi-cloud or edge environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 480,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Both a technology company and a learning organization, the Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Training Institute has one of the largest and broadest cybersecurity training programs in the industry.

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Detecon

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We here at Detecon are concerned with nothing less than the future — and the journey there. Employing innovative consulting approaches at the interface between management and technology, we pave the way into the digital age for companies from all industries. What drives us: our fascination with the question of how technology can change our everyday lives for the better — but above all, our curiosity to hear the answers.

Our consulting approach enables us to serve the entire spectrum of digitalization, from innovation and prototyping to the implementation of smart solutions. And so we encourage our clients as they take a fresh look at added value. At the level of products/services and processes, yes, but in terms of the underlying business models as well. Our sights are set on the potential of the latest technology trends, but go far beyond the limits of the technological horizon. Because innovation is not just a question of infrastructure, connectivity, and application landscape — mindset and culture also have a major role to play. Digitalization at Detecon is first and foremost a people business. And one that does not stand still! Detecon has created its own competence center, the Digital Engineering Center in Berlin, which keeps pace with never-ceasing changes and continuously evolves our consulting approach.

We are an independent company within the Deutsche Telekom Group, and so it will surprise no one that digital competence is an integral part of Detecon’s corporate DNA — from technical infrastructure and the enabling of connectivity to the development of smart solutions and establishment of holistic digital ecosystems.

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Endorsers

ETSI

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ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies. We are officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. The high quality of our work and our open approach to standardization has helped us evolve into a European roots - global branches operation with a solid reputation for technical excellence. ETSI is a not-for-profit organization with more than 700 ETSI member organizations drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents world-wide. In this section you will find a more detailed description of ETSI, information on how we work, how we are structured, our role and useful information for visiting ETSI. Search ETSI standards.

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3GPP

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Created in 1998, The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) unites telecommunications standards bodies from Asia, Europe and North America.

The scope of 3GPP is to produce Specifications for a Mobile System based on evolved GSM core networks and the radio access technologies that they support. To ensure backward compatibility, the 3GPP scope also includes the maintenance and development of the base GSM Specifications to ensure that they are optimised to give the best possible user experience on legacy mobile networks.

Recent success with the creation of LTE and Systems Architecture Evolution (SAE) Specifications has made 3GPP the focal point for Mobile Broadband systems and a genuine contender as ‘the’ point of convergence for future Specifications for mobile networks.

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NGMN

NGMN

The NGMN Alliance was founded by leading international network operators in 2006. Its objective is to ensure that the functionality and performance of next generation mobile network infrastructure, service platforms and devices will meet the requirements of operators and, ultimately, will satisfy end user demand and expectations. The NGMN Alliance will drive and guide the development of all future mobile broadband technology enhancements with a focus on 5G. The targets of these activities are supported by the strong and well-established partnership of worldwide leading operators, vendors, universities, and successful co-operations with other industry organisations.

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IPv6 Forum

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The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of international Internet service providers (ISPs) and National Research & Education Networks (NRENs), with a mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure New Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology. The key focus of the IPv6 Forum today is to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6. IPv6 Summits are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations around the world to provide industry and market with the best available information on this rapidly advancing technology.

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5GAA

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The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) is a global, cross-industry organisation of companies from the automotive, technology, and telecommunications industries (ICT), working together to develop end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services.

Created on September 2016, the 5GAA unites a large member base, including 8 founding members: AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, and Qualcomm Incorporated.

Since its inception, 5GAA has rapidly expanded to include key players with a global footprint in the automotive, technology and telecommunications industries. This includes automotive manufacturers, tier-1 suppliers, chipset/communication system providers, mobile operators and infrastructure vendors.

Diverse both in terms of geography and expertise, 5GAA’s members are committed to helping define and develop the next generation of connected mobility and automated vehicle solutions.

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5G Acia

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The paramount objective of 5G-ACIA is to ensure the best possible applicability of 5G technology for connected industries, in particular the manufacturing and process industries. 5G-ACIA will ensure that the interests and particular aspects of the industrial domain are adequately considered in 5G standardization and regulation. 5G-ACIA will further ensure that the ongoing 5G developments are understood by and transferred to the industrial domain. This includes possible integration concepts and migration paths, together with the evaluation of key technologies emerging from 5G standardization bodies. Furthermore, a common language and a shared understanding of relevant aspects are being established by bringing the whole ecosystem together. In addition, industry-specific needs are being discussed and elaborated, such as the possible need for dedicated certification and similar processes. 5G-ACIA further identifies and articulates the specific spectrum needs for industrial 5G networks and explores new operator models, for example for operating private or neutral host 5G networks within a plant or factory.

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ESOA

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ESOA is the world’s only CEO-driven satellite association, and leads a coordinated and impactful response to the global challenges and opportunities the commercial satellite communications sector faces. Established as a non-profit organisation, ESOA has as its objective to serve and promote the common interests of satellite operators. Today ESOA represents the interests of 20 satellite operators who deliver information communication services across the globe.

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Media Partners

VanillaPlus

VanillaPlus

Now in its 20th Year of Publication, the global communications industry relies on VanillaPlus as its go-to resource for answers on digital transformation. VanillaPlus brings you exclusive Feature Articles, the unrivalled Contract Hot List, Expert Commentary and Videos, C-level Interviews from around the world, plus Insights & Opinions from CEOs, CTOs, and CIOs.

VanillaPlus talks daily to Senior Executives within Communications & Digital Service Providers. We learn from Operations, Planning, Engineering, Finance, IT, Marketing, Sales, and Procurement – and so do our Readers.

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GermanTech Jobs

VanillaPlus

GermanTech Jobs is the first German IT job portal for Software engineers.

We started in Switzerland as SwissDevJobs.ch with the aim of making the IT market more transparent, open and diverse. After we have achieved this goal, we are now trying to do the same on the German IT market. We want to make the job search more pleasant for software engineers by collecting all job vacancies in Germany and presenting them in a standardized form.

Our portal is not only aimed at developers, but at everyone who works in the IT industry: engineers, SAP and system admins, product managers, QAs and UX / UI designers!

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Analyst Partners

STL Partners

STL Partners

STL Partners is a leading research and consulting firm that focuses on the telecoms industry and adjacent markets, by supporting telcos and their partners innovate, grow and stay ahead of the competition. We provide actionable insights and practical guidance on emerging challenges and opportunities, with an emphasis on innovation and identifying new sources of growth. As specialists in edge computing and NFV/SDN and virtualisation, we are leaders in these domains across both our Research and Consulting practices.

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