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Huawei brought its team, telco executives, and some dancers to the UK capital.
SlideshowHuawei Hits London
Ray Le Maistre
11/6/2013
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LONDON -- Huawei Global Mobile Broadband Forum -- Several hundred operator customers and partners gathered in London this week to attend Huawei's mobile broadband conference, where acting CEO Eric Xu kicked off the keynotes with an update on the Chinese vendor's strategy. (See Huawei CEO Pledges 5G R&D Investment and Nearly Everyone Trusts Us – Huawei CEO.)

In addition to addressing the immediate hot topics of 4G LTE, 5G, software-defined networking (SDN), and network functions virtualization (NFV), the Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CEO was eager to highlight the company's efforts in the area of OSS/BSS transformation and in router platform developments, where Huawei recently staked its claim to be the industry leader in 400G following tests by the team at the European Advanced Networking Test Center AG (EANTC) . (See Huawei Router Passes 400G Test.)

He wasn't the only person on stage, though. He was preceded by an energetic dance group (see pic below), none of which (we don't think) work in mobile network operations, and was followed by various mobile sector speakers, including EE CEO Olaf Swantee. (See EE Switches On LTE-Advanced in UK.)

To see who else took to the podium, click on the picture below to start the slideshow. All the pictures were taken by Light Reading, hence the somewhat dodgy angles…

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This was the only moment these energetic youngsters actually stood still. The fancy footwork soon ended though...
This was the only moment these energetic youngsters actually stood still. The fancy footwork soon ended though...

— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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R Clark,
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11/6/2013 | 8:16:58 PM
Re: Exceeded expectations
It wasn't long ago Huawei's best performance was a slideshow on mobile backhaul. Being persecuted by Congress has done wonders for their communication skills.

 
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Ray@LR,
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11/6/2013 | 11:56:14 AM
Exceeded expectations
I had quite low expectations for what was a vendor-organized conference, but the speakers I saw/heard were uniformally interesting, more so than many a regular industry conference (apart from the British politician who graced the event with his presence - goes without saying that it was a full house for soundbite bingo within about 10 seconds.... well done Ed Vaizey)
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