MWC 2018: Huawei Receives Award for Contribution to the Mobile Industry
The GSMA presented Huawei with the 2018 Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry. The award was presented at a special ceremony, where Chinese company was recognized for decades of advocating new technology standards, driving digital transformation, and building out the digital ecosystem.
Ken Hu, Rotating and Acting CEO at Huawei, accepted the award on behalf of the company: "Over the years, we have worked with many of you to advance 3G, 4G and now 5G and other ICT technologies so that more people can get connected and enjoy better services. In this time, Huawei has connected over one-third of the world's population. I'm proud of what we've achieved, but the mobile industry is evolving. It will soon become the cornerstone of a fully connected, intelligent world, and we still have a lot of work to do," said Hu.
The award recognizes individuals, companies and organizations that made significant contributions to the development of the ICT industry and the advancement of mobile communications. In addition to its technological contributions, Huawei was recognized for its commitment to collaboration with the industry: it actively participates in over 360 standards bodies, industry organizations, and open source communities, where it has played an instrumental role in cultivating the broader digital ecosystem.
"On behalf of the GSMA, I would like to congratulate Huawei on its commitment to pushing the industry forward. In just 30 years, they have managed to become the largest supplier of mobile networking equipment in the world. Their contribution to global standards, approach to innovation, and commitment to helping customers and partners succeed will have a lasting impact on the future of our industry," said Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, GSMA and Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises.