KPN Partners with Huawei for 5G
April 29, 2019
has signed a preliminary agreement with Huawei to start preparations for
the construction of KPN’s new Mobile Radio Access Network in the
Netherlands, as part of KPN’s mobile network modernization for 5G. KPN
will make a separate decision for the 5G core network in line with its
“We appreciate KPN’s trust and are honored with their choice to partner
with us for the mobile radio access network modernization. We are
committed to supporting KPN in their ambitions to maintain and
strengthen their lead in the global telecoms industry,” said Steven Cai,
CEO of Huawei Benelux.
Cyber Security is Huawei’s Top Priority
a leading global provider of telecom networks which serves customers in
170 countries, Huawei strictly complies with laws and regulations in all
countries and regions where it operates. Cyber security has always been
Huawei’s top priority and the company has a proven track record of
providing secure products and solutions for customers in Europe and
around the world.
“We are aware of the concerns and discussions regarding safety and
security. It is hard however to defend yourselves when no clear facts
are on the table. For that reason, we welcome the initiative of the
Dutch government with the Taskforce. We will fully cooperate where
needed and provide insights and answers where needed,” added Steven Cai.
R&D and Innovation
With global R&D spending already accounting for 14% of total revenues in
2018, Huawei has announced that it will invest more than 100 billion USD
in R&D in the next five years. About 45% of its 180,000 employees work
in 18 R&D centers globally. The company has already deployed 70,000 5G
sites worldwide and signed 40 commercial 5G contracts. Leveraging its
experience and expertise in the ICT sector, Huawei promotes high-quality
broadband connectivity for all.
Investing in the Future
Huawei has 600 employees in the Netherlands, working from three offices
in Amsterdam, The Hague and Eindhoven. In addition, Huawei has a
European Logistics Center in Eindhoven. Earlier this year, Huawei also
announced the opening of a R&D Center in the Netherlands.
Huawei believes that a future-proof mobile network is key in maintaining
a frontrunner position regarding digital transformation in the
“Huawei is committed to bring the most advanced technology to support
the digitalization strategy of the Netherlands. We appreciate the open
investment climate here and have always felt very welcome. That’s why we
would like to contribute to the realization of the ambitions of the
Netherlands in the field of technology,” said Steven Cai.